Dreams and Aurora

(Author’s Note: Jane and I lived four magical years in Brazil. At the time, inflation ran hot, reaching a peak of 80% per month. Brazilians joked that a taxi was cheaper than a bus because you paid at the end of the ride. “Dreams of Aurora,” was inspired by our time in Brazil, first published…

The Scam

The cheapest flight Ben could take to St. Paul left Friday night. Early Saturday, he bought a black coffee at the Starbucks near the Double Tree Hotel and drank it sitting in a park across from the city-center bus station. During the week, St. Paul bustled with men and women on their way to work,…

Book Review: Appointment with ISIL

Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony Provati Thriller A simple flirtation will become a hair-raising race against death, secret agendas, black market deals and a possible showdown with a militant terrorist group in a quest to prevent the death and destruction of millions. Maybe next time Anthony Provati will keep his sexual appetite under control or…

Press Release: Appointment with ISIL

    – PRESS RELEASE –   Appointment with ISIL by Joe Giordano For release June 15, 2017 Political Thriller; Romance Harvard Square Editions 292 pages $22.95 Trade Paperback; $9.99, eBook ISBN 978-1-941861-34-9 Distribution: Ingram, Brodart, Baker, & Taylor, Gardners, Bertrams, Blackwell, B & N, Amazon, and bookstores everywhere   Appointment with ISIL, an Anthony…

Museum Piece – Naples 1906

(Author’s note: Through the editing process, this vignette was cut from my novel, Birds of Passage, an Italian Immigrant Coming of Age Story. So, I created a short piece published by Kentucky Review in November, 2015. Vesuvius, in fact, erupted in 1906, and the descriptions accurately portray the event)   Her father’s bloody body was…

Book Club Talk: Italians in Wisconsin

(Author’s Note: Through Facetime, I’ve joined Book Clubs around the country, answered questions about Birds of Passage, and spoke about early Italian immigrant history. I’d be delighted to have Facetime conferences with other interested Book Clubs.)   The Erie Canal, completed in 1825, opened transportation for immigrants to the Mid-West. During the late nineteenth and…

Book Club Talk: Italians in Louisiana

(Author’s note: Through Facetime, I’ve joined Book Clubs around the country, answered questions about Birds of Passage, and spoke about early Italian immigrant history. I’d be delighted to have Facetime conferences with other interested Book Clubs.)   In the early 1700s, Neapolitan born, Henri de (Enrico) Tonti, a colleague of Robert de la Salle, explored…