John Philip Riffice
Author of two books, WAITING FOR POPS and DOG AND BUTTERFLY. A LIFELONG WRITER (FOR MY OWN PLEASURE), I HAVE AMASSED NUMEROUS SHORT STORIES AND A FULL LENGTH MEMOIR BASED ON A TWO-YEAR SNIPPET OF MY LIFE IN CENTRAL FLORIDA, WHICH CENTERS AROUND MY INADVERTENT INVOLVEMENT WITH A SICILIAN MAFIOSO. THIS BOOK HAS BEEN PROFESSIONALLY EDITED AND I AM PRESENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF MAKING CORRECTIONS.
AFTER SIXTEEN YEARS WORKING AS A PIPEFITTER, I LEFT THAT PROFESSION TO BECOME A TEACHER. DUE TO THE NATURE OF TODAY’S TRYING ECONOMY, I HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED TO CONSTRUCTION. MY EXPERIENCE AS AN EDUCATOR OF CHILDREN WITH AUTISM SERVED ME WELL AS THE MAIN CHARACTER’S LITTLE SISTER IN WAITING FOR POPS SUDDENLY BECAME AUTISTIC AT ABOUT THE AGE OF FIVE.
PIPEFITTER (SINCE 1977)
(FORMER APPRENTICE, CERTIFIED WELDING INSPECTOR, CERTIFIED RADIOGRAPHIC INSPECTOR).
SCHOOLTEACHER (SINCE 1995)
CERTIFIED IN SPANISH, ITALIAN, DRIVER EDUCATION, SOCIAL STUDIES, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, AND SPECIAL EDUCATION.
MASTERS IN EDUCATION AND MASTERS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION. SON OF ALCOHOLIC PARENT (SINCE FOREVER).
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Dog and Butterfly: Letters Home
by John Philip Riffice
From John Philip Riffice, critically acclaimed author of Waiting For Pops, comes a poignant story of fate and the beguiling art of moving on.
After his brother’s untimely passing, Cam Freeland takes in his sister-in-law and four year-old nephew, Charlotte and Jimmy, just until they get on their feet and find a place of their own. But that day never comes.
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