Writer, Reader, and devotee of Storytelling
It's March of 1963 in a quiet New Jersey shore community. Joseph Napolo is a young boy who cherishes his Pop Pop Carmine's Sunday visits to his parent's home. Joseph has come to understand that there is something special about his grandfather - the stories he tells, his friends that visit after dinner,
Santa Fe Trail Creative Arts Council Fiction Book Award
The Eric Hoffer Award
The Los Angeles Book Festival
I was born in Newark, New Jersey. When I was five, my family moved to historic Monmouth County on the Jersey Shore.
It was a small town founded in the 1600’s. We had one police car in those days. It was almost always parked at the tiny building that housed our police station and post office. The building was in the middle of a street, near the intersection which once served as the town square. Presbyterian, Episcopal, and Quaker churches occupied two of the corners. One corner was a stately century-old private home set back from the street on a large, beautifully treed property. On the fourth corner was The Allen House, a former tavern and lodge called The Blue Ball, built just before 1700. George Washington was said to ...
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