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Francis W. Porretto was born in 1952. Things went steadily downhill from there.
Fran is an engineer and fictioneer who lives on the east end of Long Island, New York. He's short, bald, homely, has bad acne and crooked teeth. His neighbors hold him personally responsible for the decline in local property values. His life is graced by one wife, two stepdaughters, two dogs, four cats, too many power tools to list, and an old ranch house furnished in Early Mesozoic style. His 12,000 volume (and growing) personal library is considered a major threat to the stability of the North American tectonic plate.
Publishing industry professionals describe Fran's novels as "Unpublishable. Horrible, but unpublishable all the same." (They don't think much of his short stories, either.) He's thought of trying bribery, but isn't sure he can afford the $3.95.
Fran's novels "Chosen One," "On Broken Wings," "Shadow Of A Sword," "The Sledgehammer Concerto," "Which Art In Hope," and "Freedom's Scion" are also available as paperbacks, through Amazon. Check the specific pages for those books for details.
Volunteer for Fran's latest quixotic attempt to raise the quality bar for indie fiction, at "Worldwide Independent Fiction Writers Association:" http://www.wifwa.org.
Wallow in his insane ranting on politics, culture, and faith at "Liberty's Torch:" http://bastionofliberty.blogspot.com/
And of course, write to him, on whatever subject tickles your fancy, at email@example.com
Sharon Mc Govern
on Jan. 05, 2011 :
Awesome...So many things in this book caressed the strings of my self and called forth memories of my own. Evoked beliefs and experiences of my own. Mr. P...you never disappoint me. God bless and keep your pen in motion.
(reviewed the day of purchase)
on July 05, 2010 :
I AM A VORACIOUS READER OF A WIDE VARIETY OF GENRES MY ONLY REQUIREMENT THAT THEY MAKE ME FEEL SOMETHING, YOUR NOVELS DO THIS I HAVE READ THE CHOSEN, ON BROKEN WING, AND NOW THE SLEDGEHAMMER CONCERCERTO ALL WITHIN THE LAST WEEK. THEY HAVE LEFT ME FEELING SUCH A WIDE GAMUT AS IF I WAS A PLAYER IN THESE STORIES AND NOT JUST AN UNSEEN VOYOUER. I HAVE FELT THE THE LOVE THE HATE THE CONFUSION THE PAIN OF ALL THE CHARACTERS AS IF THEY WERE MY OWN. IT WAS IF AN IVY WOVE IT WAS AROUND ME TO BIND ME INTO THE STORY AND THEN AS IT CAME TO AN END IT HAD SLOWLY RELEASED ME TO REALITY BUT I COULD FEEL THE BINDINGS THAT WERE NO LONGER THERE. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YOU HAVE A VERY SPECIAL GIFT AND I HOPE THAT I WILL BE LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE TOUCHED BY IT AGAIN.
(review of free book)