I was born in Syracuse, New York to first generation Italian American parents. I'm an avid reader. Some of my favorite authors are Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, Jonathan Kellerman, John Grisham, and Hugh Howey. My favorite book of all time is To Kill a Mockingbird.
I started writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the 'glamorous' world of corporate life. I use writing as a therapeutic outlet to combat my homesickness.
My first published book, Frankly Speaking, rose to the top of the Amazon charts. It was the first in a series of books focused on the character, Frank Rozzani, a Florida private detective. The series is a throwback to the days of pulp detective novels with a tip of the hat to Jim Rockford from the 70's television show, The Rockford Files. I've also released a collection of short stories called Random Tales that is available for your Kindle or in paperback.
Also, look for my first non-fiction book, The Ultimate Guide For Independently Published Authors: Tips for improving quality and selling your work, now available on Amazon.com as an eBook or in paperback
I moved to Jacksonville, Florida 20 years ago where I currently live with my wife, children, and two dogs.
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Frankly Speaking - A Frank Rozzani Detective Novel (#1)
by Don Massenzio
A 16 year old girl has disappeared. The police believe she is a runaway. Her parents believe she has been taken and is being held against her will. When the parents enlist the services of Frank Rozzani, a former police officer turned private detective, a series of events begins to unfold that implicates a popular local pastor and the religious stronghold of the ultra-conservative community.
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