I grew up in the Long Island, NY, suburbs, earning a BA in English and an MS in Education. I taught in public schools for seventeen years and in prisons for eighteen years, all the while honing my skills as a writer. My copy and photography have appeared in local newspapers in Central New York, on the web, and in one anthology. In between, there have been stints in wedding photography, men's fashion, delicatessen, and, of course, my nine years as a minister, from which many of my ideas spring.
My years in the strict Pentecostal church and working with criminals in correctional education have taught me the importance of holding on to oneself, with periodic reinventions. Being a writer is one of those reinventions. When not writing, I can be found motorcycling through the hills of Northeastern Pennsylvania with my lovely wife Jeanne.
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Power in the Blood
by Bernard LoPinto
In this debut novel, Rev. Tim Rathbone returns home seeking renewal of his faith and finds only murder and corruption in his hometown. Does he stay to learn the truth, or does he sneak away as he always has in the past? And what's all this got to do with his father's suicide 20 years before?
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