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Joe Giannini, Vietnam veteran and producer of local access TV show, Gung Ho, and Jack Bilello, author and lecturer on historical topics, discuss some of the back stories of WWI and the Vietnam War.

Born, raised and educated in East New York, Brooklyn, Jack Bilello, a former Fulbright Scholar and Chairman of History at the Lindenhurst, New York Public School System, lives in Massapequa Park, Long Island. He has served as an adjunct professor at St. Joseph’s College and as a field supervisor at Dowling College on Long Island. He is the author of four novel as well as numerous magazine and newspaper articles and reviews. He has appeared on radio and TV programs and has been a lecturer and guest speaker at various venues, including Molloy College, Farmingdale University and Long Island University. Jack’s Books are: Heart of a Lion, I Still Love Joni James, Bonds of War, and American Patrol. His Lectures are: WWII, THE CIVIL WAR, and LAUGH, CRY, THINK, and THE ITALIAN AND JEWISH AMERICANS IN WAR AND PEACE.

Joseph Giannini practiced Criminal Law for 43 years. He received  a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School and his B.A from Hofstra University. He served a tour in Vietman, ending his military service with the rank of Captain. He lives with his family on the East End of Long Island. He has written for various veteran’s magazines and journals and has published a collection of short stories about his experiences in Vietnam, SOFT TARGETS.

 

 

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On February 8, 2006, Frank Vetro, the young, popular principal of a school in eastern Long Island, saw his life dramatically altered. On that day, he was arrested and effectively labeled a terrorist who had hidden under the guise of a New York educator. In Standing on Principal, he shares his personal story, detailing his arrest, his nights in jail, the court proceedings, and the subsequent fight to clear his name after the alleged scandal was nurtured into the national limelight. Now he recounts the injustice, and the lack of integrity of individuals who allowed the destruction of his life without a moment’s concern for fairness or truth. Telling a real-life story of deception and scandal, Standing on Principal exposes rogue elements of a system that underestimated the tenacious character of its accused and shows how Vetro sacrificed everything as he refused to be intimidated by a political machine.

Listen to Frank’s gripping account of survival.

 

 

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SECOND CAREERS SPARK UNTOLD CREATIVITY FOR THIS AUTHOR

Elizabeth Zelvin, the Outrageous Older Woman appears on Linda Maria Frank’s TV show, The Writer’s Dream. Enjoy her interview!

 

 

Elizabeth Zelvin, mystery author, historical novelist, poet, therapist, singer-songwriter, and all-around Outrageous Older Woman talks about how things keep getting better when you stop expecting them to go the way you planned.
 
Elizabeth Zelvin is the author of the Bruce Kohler Mysteries, a contemporary series set in New York City, and the Mendoza Family Saga, historical fiction about a Jewish brother and sister who sail with Columbus and end up in the Ottoman Empire. Both series include both novels and short stories. Liz’s stories have been nominated  twice for the Derringer Award and three times for the Agatha Award for Best Short Story. Liz’s latest publication (September 2017) is Where Crime Never Sleeps: Murder New York Style 4, an anthology of crime and mystery short stories on which she served as editor and in which her latest Bruce Kohler story appears. She is also a psychotherapist and a singer-songwriter with an album of original songs, appropriately titled Outrageous Older Woman. Liz’s author website is http://elizabethzelvin.com. She can be found on Facebook at http://facebook.com/elizabeth.zelvin. Her music website is http://lizzelvin.com

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   Michael O’Keefe is a retired 1st Grade Detective from the NYPD. He began writing three years ago.  He has since had several short stories published in on-line literary magazines.  He swears he’s not a poet, in spite of having numerous poems published in the Raven’s Perch Magazine, Vox Poetica and appearing in the 2016 and 2017 editions of The Bard’s Annual.  His first novel, Shot to Pieces, was self-published and debuted in July, 2016.  He is presently preparing the Prequel, Maybe All We Get, for agent submission and publication.  He is also at work on the sequel.  Burnt to a Crisp will be the second novel in the Detective Paddy Durr series.  O’Keefe lives on Long Island with his family, where he writes a little (including poetry), and practices the ancient martial arts of lawn and swimming pool maintenance—when he is not coaching football.

Be Sure to watch Michael O’Keefe’s interview with Linda Maria Frank on The Writer’s Dream. Click on the codes.

A page-turning thriller of a read

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