About Mike

Mike DeLucia grew up in the Throgs Neck/Pelham Bay section of the Bronx spending his childhood playing baseball, basketball, football, and all of the street games associated with city living in the ‘60s and 70s. 

After high school, DeLucia studied acting with esteemed actress and theater coach Geraldine Page. He then began teaching theater and high school English before developing a career as a novelist and screenwriter. 

Besides Madness, The Man Who Changed Basketball, a multi-award-winning historical fiction novel, Mike published Boycott The Yankees, a book that tries to reclaim the fan-friendly atmosphere of the old ballpark from the corporate chill of the new one. The short story Settling A Score was next, and the novel and screenplay that grew from it, Being Brothers, is soon to be shot as a feature film. 

Born For The Game, his latest award-winning novel, is a story about Ryan Stone, the first female knuckleballer who makes it into Major League Baseball. 

In 2023, DeLucia and partner AJ Graceffo founded Little Italy Films, a film production company committed to changing the way Italians are portrayed in the film industry through a steady stream of realistic, positive films featuring Italian characters in either leading or supporting roles.

Mike has two children and one grandchild.

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