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

Friday, November 8, 2019

A Finalist in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards

I'm pleased to share the good news that MADNESS was selected as a finalist in the 2019 TopShelf Book Awards! 

It's amazing that these award-giving bodies are recognizing the value of Madness to readers. 
If only Hank Luisetti can see that his story is getting some recognition!

Netflix, are you getting this? 😄

Get your copy of MADNESS and discover how modern basketball was born!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

MADNESS wins the 2019 New Apple Summer eBook Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Just want to share the great news! MADNESS: The Man Who Changed Basketball bagged its 3rd award from New Apple, in the Autobiography / Biography / Memoir category.

MADNESS is available in kindle and paperback editions.
And soon, in Audiobook!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Recognition for MADNESS - 2019 Readers' Favorite Annual International Book Award

Press Release:

Readers' Favorite recognizes "Madness" by Mike DeLucia in its annual international book award contest, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0997174110 .