Marty Sturino


Marty Sturino was born and educated in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Business Administration degrees from the University of Wisconsin – Parkside. He divides his time between his American life in the Mid-West where he does ad-hoc business consulting, and his Calabrian Life along the Ionian Sea where he researches and writes about Calabria. His objective is to tell human interest stories from the heart, that convey a sense of the region today to the children and grandchildren of those who emigrated from southern Italy during the last century. He is also the author of “Letters from Calabria,” a compilation of twenty of his popular “Dear All” letters designed for the arm chair traveler, in which he describes his Calabrian experiences with his readers.

Smashwords Interview

What do you read for pleasure?
A mixture of different genres and styles, depending on what I'm in the mood for and how much time I have to devote to them. I particularly enjoy the Commissario Guido Brunetti mysteries by Donna Leon, as well as the Inspector Hercule Poirot novels by Agatha Christi. Novels by Henry James are also high on my list, and the old Russian Masters like Tolstoy and Dostoevsky keep me coming back again and again.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use a Samsung tablet, and I'm very happy with it. I do much of my reading at the end of the day in dim light, and the Samsung does an excellent job of allowing me to read without eye strain.
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Where to find Marty Sturino online

Where to buy in print


A Romance in Bellagio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: American English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
A charming romantic adventure for a Walter Mitty kind of guy as he pursues the woman of his dreams. The wish it would, wish it could-be relationship was going nowhere without some help. His Administrative Assistant had just the solution, and the rest is romance.. And what better place than Bellagio, Italy?
The Autogrill Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » Italian
Designed for the new Italian Language student, to introduce simple everyday phrases in an interesting context. In the story, extortion and money laundering lead to murder as a young Calabrian must choose between the old ways and risking his life to assist the police. Based on newspaper accounts of real events.
Letters from Calabria
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Not at all the traditional tourist guide, Letters from Calabria is a compilation of twenty stories, essays, and accounts of life in Calabria along the Ionian shore. Light hearted, poignant and full of humor and wisdom, but honest to the bone, Letters from Calabria will entertain as well as inform.

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