Alan Guzzetti

Biography

About the Author

Alan Guzzetti was born in upstate New York at the beginning of World War II. His family migrated to Northern California when he was five years old. Guzzetti has led an exciting and fascinating life as a world traveler and a businessman.

He joined the U.S. Air Force at seventeen and spent four years touring the Far East and other parts of the world. Later, he was involved in America’s early space program as an employee at Lockheed Missiles and Space Company.

As the computer industry matured, Guzzetti became a successful sales and marketing executive in the field of high technology. At one point he was responsible for an extensive international marketing operation and visited many foreign countries.

Guzzetti was selected for publication in Reed Magazine, the official voice of the John Steinbeck Study Center at San Jose State University. He has also published several short stories in Fresh Ink, a writer’s magazine. Bull Magazine, has also recently featured Guzzetti's literary reportage of the bombing of Hiroshima.

His first book, NO MORE SMOKING IN BED was published as part memoirs, part travelogue, and a series of humorous adventures. His second book, RIVERVIEW is a suspenseful crime and punishment novel. His third book, also a novel, is entitled DANGEROUS PROFESSIONS. The sequel to DANGEROUS PROFESSIONS, titled NEVER FAR FROM DANGER, was published in late 2011.

His latest work, THE RELUCTANT NAZI, an unusual spy novel set in Europe during World War II, has recently been published.

Guzzetti is a past member of California Writer’s Club. His work can be previewed on his website www.americanpacificbooks.com Some of his books are available on www.amazon.com, Lyon Books, and Kindle.

Mr. Guzzetti lives in Chico, California.

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
I became a serious reader after dropping out of school and then awakening with a great thirst for knowledge. So, I was stuck in Korea, living in a tent with more or less nothing to do, and I read. The few things I'd read in school were Steinbeck and Hemingway, so I went through the list and read everything I could get my hands on. I still like classics, but the more modern people like Michael Creighton, Robert Crais, Stephen King also light me up. Oh, I don't want to forget Isabel Allende.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My aching body. I hate to be flip, but I'm an old guys now and I have to spend more hours in bed to get enough sleep.
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Books

Riverview
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,330. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A story of crime and punishment, featuring some of the most vicious and despicable characters whose lives intertwine to show their soft side, their devious and clever survival abilities, and their ultimate fate. A story of violence and love, misfits and victims - all dependent in one way or another in precarious relationships that could blow up at any time.
Never Far From Danger
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,250. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Shannon and Mike, retired Homeland operatives, move to Switzerland and marry.The plan is to have babies and live the good life. But, Al Qaeda has revenge in mind.At times they are hunted and the hunters. Threatened and attacked constantly, they must prevail and eliminate the source. They find support in friends, but also betrayal by some. Find out how they prevail and survive.
Dangerous Professions
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 66,650. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A beautiful well educated girl from a wealthy and dysfunctional family becomes a highly paid call girl. She's forced to defend herself time and again from crazy clients and is ultimately busted by Homeland Security. Recruited as an operative, she's forced to take dangerous assignments, including tracking and terminating an Al Qaeda leader. She is now in two dangerous Professions. Can she survive?
No More Smoking in Bed
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 75,750. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A part memoir, part travelogue that spans over sixty years of humorous episodes and adventures. Whether as a young boy attempting to blow up a bridge, or a straight-laced businessman and his crazy Texan friend entering the dark world of the Casbah to buy hashish, the author finds trouble and somehow prevails.
The Reluctant Nazi
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 54,210. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Adolph Hitler had several siblings. Brother Arnold lived in London during the Blitz. Terrified, he left, planning to travel to Berlin and take the chance that his brother would take him in. After eventually succeeding, he is now a Nazi officer. His assignment: Infiltrate a secret British facility, pass on secrets, win for Germany. But, Arnold has a conscience and a struggle with war as a concept.

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