Arnold Scarpati had been in academia a good portion of his 20s and into his 30s, studying other people’s writings and teaching literature and composition.
Eventually, marriage and children followed. His five beautiful and wonderful children awakened, innocently enough, his interest in creative writing, as he would tell them intricate and detailed bedtime stories on the spur of the moment. However, it wasn’t until years later that he made the connection: hey, I might have an imagination.
He eventually decided to write creatively and found the process liberating and exciting, especially when compared to academia. His imaginative wellsprings were ultimately opened, and he hopes they stay that way. Besides family responsibilities, which he adores, by the way, his interests include guitar, yoga, golf, water sports, tennis, and TM.
Murder in Montauk is a collection of short stories set primarily in the Long Island, New York, area. The mostly professional and charismatic cast is featured in story lines that vary from Russians stealing US security secrets to struggling young musicians on their way to success.