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

Cover Design by The Book Khaleesi, Eeva Lancaster


The Bronx, New York, 1972

BEING BROTHERS is a story, within a story, within a story, sparked by the fortuitous, life-changing epiphany of Mark Marino, a content middle-aged man who discovers an untapped well of repressed, unrealized dreams.

Another character, Jack Amato, frequently revisits the Neighborhood to ground himself by the sights, smells and memories of the past, through the coming-of-age experiences of Jackie, the spacy, slightly awkward, yet lovable version of his younger self who grew up in the Bronx in the 1970s, a time of street games, young love, best friends, little league, mean teachers, and the love/hate, friend/enemy dynamics of sibling rivalry.

While Mark, Jack, and Jackie exist in separate worlds, they are all connected by the outcome of Mark’s serendipitous moment.

BEING BROTHERS takes the reader on a journey back in time, to a much simpler era, and examines the experiences of family, friendship, life lessons, and the profound impact of our past.

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

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