Vince Iuliano

Biography

Freelance writer. Staunch crusader for truth, justice and the American Way..
(writes under various names. You could be reading me right now, and not know it!)

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I'm reading about writing. I like to watch older movies, and listen along to the commentary track, especially if its a favorite writer like William Goldman. You can pick up a lot of great tips on increasing dramatic intensity or comedy for instance just listening to Jerry Lewis commentary on any of his great comedies. The commentary track of Roger Ebert on Citizen Kane is a master class in directing film.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I usually look for something interesting. As I have eclectic taste, that could be anything from a treatise to light fluff. I can be my worst critic, but I'm pretty sharp with writing hacks as well.
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Books

Grandpa Used to Tell Me...
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Your Grandparents are very special people. You can laugh with them, cry with them, and learn from them.. Listen to their stories...They are vitally important..
20 Examples That You're Living Under a Soft Tyranny, by Don Gumball : edited
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Essay » Political
Government is charged with keeping your country safe from harm and secure from foreign invaders. But what about internal invaders? Remember Abe Lincoln's prophetic words that if ever America should fall it would have to be an inside job?
Calling All Ghosts! by Don Gumball (edited by Vince Iuliano)
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening, Essay » Sociology
Ghosting hunting. It takes time, patience, and a butt of steel. But the excitement of exploring the greatest of all mysteries - death - will have you too sitting in ancient graveyards after dark.
The Obama Years (Fundamental Transformation and Other Disasters)
Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 11,990. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government
Includes Previously Released and Specially Written New Material about the (disastrous) State of the State. Also includes D.C. Circus, A Child's Primer to Understanding Government (for adults), The Democrat Playbook and extra surprises!
Searching for Elvis : Looking Through America's Heartland for an Icon
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 7,220. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Essay » Sociology
A true-life trek through little towns in America, looking for a rock star. Not just any rock star of course -- we're on the trail of THE most famous rock star of them all! Had Elvis faked his own death? This is a true story. Approx. 24 pages.
30 Days to Your First Poetry Chapbook
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
For better or verse, you've always written poetry. Or dabbled in it. No one ever took you seriously. But one day (you thought), you could be the next Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Maya Angelou. Well, you can. And it all starts with your very first chapbook.
Sonny Roman's Big Fall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,380. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Family sagas
In the Fortini family, anyone can be an enemy. It pays to keep business close to the vest. Loose lips can definitely be your un-doing. Grab a cannoli and settle back with the wildest, meanest mob since the Corleone's ran New York.."Sonny Roman's Big Fall" is one to read with the lights on, with both eyes open and a loaded piece at your side..
Scab Wilson and the Theater of Doom!
Series: Scab Wilson!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / General
Movies are stranger than real life! Please join Spliff, Julie, Scab and the whole gang for another whacky adventure!
The Science of Popcorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,710. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Essay » Literature
A trip down to your local cinema palace with a slightly demented film afficionado. The perfect rainy day read.
What Price Liberty?
Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
With every temporary politician with a ‘pen and a phone’ your liberties are shrinking. Don’t believe it? Read on!
Obama Told a Lie: The State of Our Nation - From Bad to Verse
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Obama fiddles while the country burns. Poems to salve open wounds.
Scab Wilson and the Amazing New Bicycle
Series: Scab Wilson!. Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 4,420. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Scab Wilson has a dilemma: the new girl (Julie Fentonbruter, if you must know!) in town goes everywhere on her new bicycle and Scab (named for certain misadventures with his last bicycle) is currently WALKING. He needs to get some wheels, and fast! (Before his rival in life, Biff Ballaroo, tries to steal her away!) Please join the series that critics have called "heartwarming" - now at a new low
48 Poems for Young Kids + 2.
Price: $2.25 USD. Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry, Fiction » Classics
A collection of thoughtful, special, silly, sensitive poems to be read at bedtime. Entertaining for both young children and adults.
Last Will and Testicle
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,070. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Suburban husband finds himself looking for the sort of vicarious thrill only prancing through his neighbor's kitchen naked can bring! In the style of Donald E. Westlake.
Nasty Halloween Poems for Creepy Little Kids
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,840. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Holidays & Celebrations / Halloween
Boo! Poems and creepy fun things to read for the little ghoul in your house! Special back to ghoul special! Just 1 stinky dollar!!!! Happy Halloween! And thank you!
The Worst Paperboy in the World
Price: $1.45 USD. Words: 6,280. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Essay » Author profile
In the 1970's for a young boy delivering the New York Daily News to the suburbs, it was the best of times (and the worst of times). Good customers he soon learned, had to be trained and cultivated, like a good garden. Subscribers may have been dropping like flies, but the ones who remained were the very best.
Boy With a Bell (One Act), and Six Poems
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,000. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Plays » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Boy with a bell tries to warn a couple about the dangers ahead, or does he? Minimalist farce, one act. Royalty free.
Carter Wingtipper Flies to Mars!
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Carter Wingtipper is the first in a series of Wingtipper books...Books that involve aeronautics, rocket flight , other planets, and kids doing really neat things in outer space!
Quotations From Chairman Oba-mao
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,280. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Government, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » White house
The Little Red Book for a New Generation of Socialists! The Democrats! ... Quotations for every occasion. The apology tour, the lies about Obamacare. Even some choice Michelle blunders! Fun at parties! The answer to every leftie argument!
Blackbird Drawn Against a Charcoal Sky White Snow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Biography
These are experimental poems (they don't always rhyme) of true events. Perhaps they'll re-kindle a few bittersweet memories of your own, and inspire you to set them down on paper. I hope they do. Each 'chapter' represents a major event in my life. How I choose to remember the event, the word choices that remain; well, it's done with a flick of the wrist, isn't it?
Cuban Pete: A (mostly) True Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture, Essay » Sociology
In the 1970's, when we were all young, I got a job in a little paint store on Long Island. Under the tutelage of Cuban Pete, I learned a great deal about women and house paint. Some of the lessons were painful. He was an odd duck - in his sixties, eternally horny. It was hard to know where the lies ended, and the truth began.
Arguing With Lefties
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
Not only do liberals continue to defend Billary and Barry as the country careens out of control, and our children face cataclysmic debt, but they are boldly - openly - brazenly - proud of their ignorance. Perhaps it would not be so off-putting if they didn't insist that they were always right and you - proud of your heritage, Constitution, and belief in a fair republic - are the problem.
The Democrat Playbook for Conservatives
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Democracy
'The Democrat Playbook for Conservatives' is an examination of the mind and mindless-ness of today's democrat. This is the same party that fought against Abe Lincoln in the Civil War.This is the same party today who voted to exclude God and Jeruselem from their convention platform. This just might be the pocket aid you need to help you deal with any bloviating liberal at your next dinner-party!

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