F. Mark Granato


F. Mark Granato’s long career as a writer, journalist, novelist and communications executive in a US based, multi-national Fortune 50 company has provided him with extensive international experience on nearly every continent. Today he is finally fulfilling a lifetime desire to write and especially to explore the “What if?” questions of history. In addition to THE BARN FIND, he has published the acclaimed Vietnam era novel, FINDING DAVID, a love story chronicling the anguish of Vietnam PTSD victims and their families, OF WINDS AND RAGE, a suspense novel based on the 1938 Great New England Hurricane, BENEATH HIS WINGS: THE PLOT TO MURDER LINDBERGH, and TITANIC: THE FINAL VOYAGE. He writes from Wethersfield, Connecticut under the watchful eye of his faithful German Shepherd named “Groban.”

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The Ride of Our Lives
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
This is a story of a young man, a familiar victim of the 60s deemed a coward because he refuses the Vietnam draft. He runs for the Canadian border to find love and a life where freedom is not an illusion. With him every mile is a unique character: an old British sports car who is more than gas, oil and metal, but a feeling, thoughtful and philosophical friend who gives him the means of escape.
The Spirits of Normandy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
The Spirits of Normandy is a telling look at the innocence of youth, the horrors of war, the near collapse of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, and the individual acts of bravery that turned the potential disaster of “Operation Neptune” into a victory at a most appalling price. At its heart, this story of a young man and his heroic friends chronicles the feats of heroes and the crimes of villains.
The Long Shadow
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,810. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
"The Long Shadow" is a riveting journey through the first months of a new President and his turbulent administration. But something’s not right in the White House. For there is a rogue occupying the Oval Office who is of a mind to rewrite the Constitution — even if it takes bloodshed to do it. The whole world is watching: Will the greatest nation in history survive... or become history?
Stars In Our Windows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,140. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
The “Greatest Generation” survived the Depression only to face the horrors of global war. This is the story of one small-town family among millions in America, the Hughes’ of Wethersfield CT who fought two wars from 1942-1945: one on the battlefields, the other on the home front. For four years they hung Blue Stars in their window and prayed for the safe return of their seven loved ones.
This Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,830. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In a heartbeat, young Danny Logan fell in love with a girl and a career. Spellbound, he is torn between his tough neighborhood and unimaginable wealth on Long Island Sound. Crushed by disloyalty, he buries himself in the newspaper world covering racial unrest, the Vietnam conflict and the headlines that mark the worst of the 1960's and 70's, and harden him to the harsh realities of a new world.
Out Of Reach: The Day Hartford Hospital Burned
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A flash fire rages through Hartford Hospital in December 1961. The fireball incinerates the unreachable ninth floor. Sixteen people die. But the fire monster is prevented from devouring the entire hospital by city firefighters in one of the greatest “stops” in firefighting history. In the charred remains a question lurks: was this the result of a careless smoker or an insane act of vengeance?
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 97,310. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
How many times will a man die to protect his family? Follow the journey of a young, disillusioned corporate executive who puts his entire family at risk after stumbling upon a treasonous conspiracy led by a ruthless CEO and his brutal management team. Set in the age of powerful, cold blooded conglomerates and high octane CEO's, this is a story that will make the Millennial generation cringe.
The Barn Find
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,550. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
F. Mark Granato’s gut-wrenching novel, "The Barn Find" is the touching yet raw saga of three generations of a once loving New England family that has survived countless crisis’ — only to be torn apart by tragedy that captures the eyes of the world. It takes their courage, a war hero's hallucinations, an antique car and a young man's boundless love to bring them peace and redemption once again.
Finding David
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,350. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
When aimless, boyhood friends catch war fever at the height of the Vietnam conflict, they dream of glory and the romance of victory. One dies a hero saving his friend. Grievously wounded, the comatose survivor fights to stay alive for the girl they both loved. "Finding David" is the haunting story of unquenchable love, broken hearts and minds and devotion to "Semper Fi" -- always faithful.
Titanic: The Final Voyage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,120. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
100 years after the most infamous shipwreck in history, imagine the world if Titanic didn’t sink. April 15 1912: Titanic strikes an iceberg. 1500 are doomed unless an unthinkable plan to save her works. 20 years later the wealthy who survive the terrifying ordeal combine their power and influence in a desperate plan to head off world war. Can they change the course of history? Or will they final
Of Winds and Rage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,330. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
September, 1938: An angry, powerful hurricane is racing across the Atlantic towards an oblivious New England even as a crazed murderer escapes from a Connecticut prison leaving a trail of blood behind. No one is safe from the threat of man and nature as the insane killer and an epic storm descend together on the wealthy beaches of the Rhode Island coastline, bent on death and destruction.
Beneath His Wings: The Plot To Murder Lindbergh
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
When Charles Lindbergh’s “Spirit of St. Louis” lifted off from Long Island on May 20, 1927, the world held its breath. His goal: be first to fly from New York to Paris. But the drums of war are beating again in Europe. His success will embarrass Germany and they are determined to sabotage him. Can the Allies protect him – and crush a German plot to seek revenge against America?

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