Giacomo Giammatteo

Biography

Giacomo Giammatteo lives in Texas, where he and his wife run an animal sanctuary and take care of 41 loving rescues. By day, he works as a headhunter in the medical device industry, and at night, he writes.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to tell my stories to so many people. I come from a large Italian family, and we had long line of storytellers. During family get-togethers my father, or one of my uncles, would take turns telling stories, or jokes, or doing card tricks. No matter what it was, though, the "art" of the telling was what mattered. There's no question that they influenced my style, and I bring a lot of that flavor into my own stories.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. If I'm having a bad day, and I pop open an email from a reader telling me how much they enjoyed the story, or that they could relate to one or another character, that means the world to me. Or if I read a review that says they couldn't put the book down. There is not much that's better, because I know how I feel when I can't put a book down, and to think that I could make someone else feel that way is beyond words.
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Where to find Giacomo Giammatteo online


Where to buy in print


Books

eBook Distribution
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 13,980. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Published a book? Now learn how to market it and where to distribute it.
How to Format an eBook
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,910. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Don't settle for a plain-vanilla ebook. Get it formatted properly and beautifully.
No Mistakes Publishing
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Finished writing your book? Now learn how to publish it. Don't make the mistake so many authors do.
Premeditated
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,120. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Suppose your spouse was plotting to kill you. What would you do?
Murder Is Invisible
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,790. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
What do you do when logic tells you to do one thing, but your heart tells you to do another? That’s the problem Nicky Fusco is facing when Rosa’s friend is kidnapped and she asks him to help.
No Mistakes Grammar, Volume II, Misused Words for Business
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 17,650. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language, Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation
We’re back! That’s right. Back and at it again. And there’s an unexpected surprise. We have more redundancies, more expressions, and more mixed-up word news.
No Mistakes Grammar, Volume III, More Misused Words
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 23,630. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
Never use a word the wrong way again. Do you know when to use lie/lay or good/well? You will after reading this. And a lot more besides. Skip your coffee and buy the book. You'll be glad you did.
No Mistakes Writing, Volume I—Writing Shortcuts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,730. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Keyboarding, Nonfiction » Computers and Internet » Podcasting
Everybody loves shortcuts. Don’t deny it; I know you do. Think of how many times you’ve been driving somewhere with a buddy, and you hit a traffic jam. How great did it feel when you could say, “Take a right at the next road. I know a shortcut.”
Uneducated, 37 People Who Redefined the Definition of 'Education'
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,100. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Getting into college, Nonfiction » Reference » Careers
Did you know that almost ⅓ of the world's billionaires had no degree? Read the book and find out more.
Promises Kept, The Story of Number Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Our mother said that sisters should never be separated. That sisters were like twins that weren’t born on the same day. When I was little I believed that—that, and a lot more. She said that she’d never let us be hurt. That no matter what happened, we’d be together. She lied.
No Mistakes Grammar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 25,900. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Grammar and punctuation, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » English as a second language
If you've ever mixed up words, even once, then Misused Words is for you.
Old Wounds, a Gino Cataldi Mystery
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 106,160. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
There is a world where things are perfect. Where drugs don’t kill people. Where politicians aren’t corrupt. A world where cops keep their oath and never cross the line. I don’t live in that world. If I did, I’d be dead. ~ Gino Cataldi
Murder Takes Patience
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,410. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nikki Fusco finally has the life he wants. He's through with his past and has settled down with his wife and children. But when a case that Frankie’s working in New York goes terribly wrong, Nikki gets a call—the kind of call he never wanted to get.
A Bullet From Dominic
Series: Blood Flows South, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 90,720. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Na famigghia può esse distrutta solo dall’interno—A family can only be broken from the inside. ~ Dominic Mangini
No Mistakes Interviews: How To Get the Job You Want
Series: No Mistakes Careers, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 32,260. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
The best candidate doesn’t always get the job offer—the person who interviews best does. No Mistakes Interviews will teach you how to be the best.
Necessary Decisions
Series: Redemption, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,950. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A Thriller That Won’t Let Go A cop who pushes the limits of the law… A good man struggling to feed his family… A biotech executive who has everything a man could want… A ruthless band of kidnappers… All come together in a thriller you won’t be able to forget. Everyone has decisions to make. This one could cost Gino his badge—and a young girl her life.
No Mistakes Resumes
Series: No Mistakes Careers, Book 1. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20,330. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers / job hunting, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Careers
If you’ve ever wondered why you didn’t get called for an interview—when you knew you fit the job—this book will explain why. Learn how to… Keep your resume out of the trash! ◆ Discover the secret to a perfect resume. ◆ Learn the three most important parts of a resume. ◆ Find out how to get the hiring manager's attention ◆ Learn which sect
Finding Family
Series: Blood Flows South, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,330. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Coming of age
Dominic Mangini wanted what all 8-year-old boys want—time to laugh and play, loving parents, and enough food on the table. But in war-ravaged Sicily, food was scarce, and his parents were as scarred as the land. His father said they must move to America so they could start over and be a family once again. Dominic got a new start, and he got a new family—but not the kind of family he expected.
A Bullet For Carlos
Series: Blood Flows South, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,280. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Connie Giannelli's life has been torn apart several times. First when her mother died and then years later when she found out her Uncle Dominic was in the mob. Her life is about to be shredded again, and this time it could destroy her.
Murder Has Consequences
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 99,180. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For a select few people, friendship lasts forever. Nicky Fusco and Frankie Donovan were friends like that, but that was years ago. Now Frankie’s a detective in Brooklyn’s Homicide department, and Nicky is a reformed hit man. But when Frankie gets in trouble—and the law can’t help him—he turns to Nicky. The problem is that Nicky promised his family, and God, that he’d go straight.
Murder Takes Time
Series: Friendship & Honor, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,220. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Nicky Fusco thought he knew right from wrong, living by an oath of friendship & honor with his three best friends. But life took them down separate paths, and the oath was broken. Secrets were kept. Years later they are reunited and the bonds of their friendship are brutally tested, putting them on a collision course set in motion long ago.

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