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 buy in print


A Romance in Bellagio
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
They shared a meal during a chance meeting in the Admirals Club before departing for separate European destinations. She is the one woman that lights his flame, but he had long ago acquiesced to the fact that she was out of his league. When she shows up in Bellagio, he suspects that she may be competing for his dream job, but decides to chance it and pursue her. Or, is she pulling the strings?
The Autogrill Murder
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Extortion and money-laundering lead to murder. A poignant detective murder mystery set in Calabria. The story follows Joe Ricchio, his girlfriend Lucia and Carmen and Antonio, two young police officers assigned to the case by their new boss Gilberto Gianni, the anti-mafia police Commissario.
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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