Monday, April 12, 2021

Being Brothers Wins the Book Excellence Awards!

Being Brothers has received an award from the Book Excellence Awards Book Award Contest! I am beyond thrilled! Thank you to everyone who recognized the merits of this book. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Being Brothers Receives the Gold Award from Literary Titan Book Awards

BEING BROTHERS won a Gold Award from the Literary Titan Book Awards!
What an achievement for Mark Marino and the characters of BEING BROTHERS.

Here's a 5-Star Review from them as well.

If you’re looking for a heartfelt coming of age story, you should definitely read Mike DeLucia’s Being Brothers. This book takes readers through the life of Jackie, an 11-year old boy growing up in the Bronx in the 70s. It specifically focuses on his relationship with his brother Sal and how their mutual love for baseball brought them together.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Being Brothers by Mike DeLucia - #1 New Release on Amazon

Finally, release day has come and gone and Being Brothers is a #1 New Release on Amazon US! Thank you to my readers. You've made this writer very proud.

Here's what readers are saying...

"Absolutely delightful book! Reading it brings one back to a not so long ago past of pure clean fun, growing up, humiliations and triumphs, family... and of course baseball!"

"Before the internet, social media, and gaming, life was full of good friends, good neighborhoods, and good times, and this book allows the reader a glimpse into the heart of those days in the beautiful Bronx. I highly recommend this family story!"

"The love, friendships, frustrations and triumphs are all written with such care, you can almost hear the moms calling their children home for supper as the sun starts to set!"

"DeLucia delivers a great story for any native New Yorker. I love a story about the neighborhood I was born and raised in."


Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Authors often write about what they know, and this story grew from the memories of my childhood which played out on the streets of the Bronx in the 1960s and ‘70s. 

First friends, family dynamics, street games, sports, my first crush, and the tyranny of Catholic school were the parts of my youth that I shared with Jackie Amato, the story’s 11-year-old protagonist. I based the novel on a short story I wrote several years ago called, Settling A Score. 

While Being Brothers is a coming-of-age novel that stems from my childhood, it is, in many ways, the story of a generation that was raised in a much simpler time. 

For those who lived it, enjoy the story of your past, and for those who didn’t, I welcome you to sit down, get comfortable, and enjoy the ride.

Presenting the cover of my latest novel,
Out on DECEMBER 10, 2020

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Readers' Favorite Review for the MADNESS AUDIOBOOK


The MADNESS Audiobook, which I narrated myself, earned this 5-star review from Readers' Favorite. Very proud!

Reviewed By Romuald Dzemo for Readers’ Favorite

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Madness: The Man Who Changed Basketball Wins the 2020 Book Excellence Awards in the Sports Category

Great News!
MADNESS, a story based on the life of Hank Luisetti, wins the 2020 Book Excellence Awards in Sports.

This is its 6th award!

Amazon review for Madness:

"Inspirational! Whether you’re into sports or not, this book you won’t want to put down! Not knowing too much about basketball and certainly not knowing the name Hank Luisetti, I learned very quickly that there was much more than sports between the pages!"

Monday, January 6, 2020

Literary Titan Awards Madness With a Gold Award and a 5-Star Review

MADNESS is recognized by Literary Titan with a Gold Award and a 5-star review! I couldn't be more thrilled.

The Gold Award is bestowed on books that we found to be perfect in their delivery of original content, meticulous development of unique characters in an organic and striking setting, innovative plot that supports a fresh theme, and elegant prose that transforms words into beautifully written books. - Literary Titan

A review from The Literary Titan for Madness: The Man Who Changed Basketball