"He has such a captivating imagination that holds me completely. Dark and frightening at times, yet also able to instill a sense of calm at certain times. I love the appearances of characters I've already met in other stories, and how they fit here into this story. " Caroline, Goodreads
Detective Evan Parker is being haunted by the past. After two tours in the Afghanistan War, he thought the horrors that he witnessed there were behind him. But the death of his partner has now opened a dark hole of memories that are threatening to swallow Parker alive. Desperate to maintain his grip, he focuses on the last unsolved case his partner left behind: the brutal murder of Hymie Villarosa.
Father Bernardino Soltera is being destroyed by the present. After ministering to the gang ridden streets of East L.A. for over twenty years, he's unable to see past the pain and suffering that drugs and violence have wreaked on his neighborhood; he’s ready to give up. But when a young girl confesses that she's pregnant and her boyfriend will hurt her if she doesn't get an abortion? Father Soltera decides to make one more stand.
Hector Villarosa is being mocked by the future. After being released from jail he discovers the love of his life is with another man. As the leader of his gang, losing face could mean losing his life, and the fact that detectives are now asking questions about the death of Hector's cousin, Hymie, isn't helping. But Hector's bigger problem is the demon that has followed him out of jail and on to the mean streets of East L.A.
Three men, one neighborhood. All about to discover that the veil between this world and the next is razor thin.
1. Do You See Writing as a Career?
Hopefully, yes. As an Indie Author, it’s really up to me. The margins that Amazon/Kobo/Apple payout make it a feasible endeavor, but you have to find the proper balance between all the roles (author, publisher, publicist, marketer, etc.). I really, really want to do this for the rest of my life though.
2. What was the Hardest Part of Your Writing Process?
Learning, early on and with my first trilogy (One In A Million, A Million to One and One Plus One) how to outline and timeline. Fortunately, I was blessed to find my editor, Sophie Playle, who was patient enough with me to walk me through the process and – when needed – allowed me to walk right into a few walls and bloody my nose. For example? Let me tell you, when you’ve written 650 pages of a 900-page trilogy and have to stop, go back and fix a series of timeline mistakes that have fallen like dominoes throughout your entire story? You seriously consider walking directly into traffic.
3. Did you have any One Person Who Helped You Out with Your Writing Outside of Your Family?
Professor Howard Hertz, now retired from Pasadena City College in California. When I returned to writing at the age of 35 after fifteen years of being away from the craft? He brought me out of my creative darkness. He was so good that I took his class four consecutive semesters.
4. What is next for your writing?
Another One is Book 1 of the Parker Trilogy. Book 2, One Way or Another, releases on June 17th. After that, it’s time to get to work on Book 3, titled One Gray Day. Then? Who knows?
5. Do you have an addiction to reading as well as writing?
If so, what are you currently reading? No, actually. I read when the mood or book strikes me. I used to fight this, thinking that if I wasn’t reading a lot, then I was hurting my writing, but now I just go with it. I also read “all over the place”, lol. By that, I mean that a few months ago I read “Painted Ladies”, by Robert B. Parker. Currently, I’m reading “Secrets in The Dark/A Life in Sermons” by Frederick Buechner. Next up? “Grant” by Ron Chernow. So, whatever catches my eye, in any genre or topic.
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In East Los Angeles a lost priest, a grieving detective and a broken-hearted gangster are about to discover that the veil between this world and the next is razor thin.
About the author:
Tony Faggioli was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised in Los Angeles, California. He graduated from the University of Southern California, where he majored in Public Administration and interned in Washington, D.C. at The White House. After college, he transitioned to corporate America before deciding to start his own business. One day, he realized that nothing brought him anywhere near the amount of joy as the writing he did from grade school through high school. So, at age 35, he decided to rekindle his passion. Since then he's written five novels (listed below) and begun his sixth. He's a happily married father of two kids, two dogs and a pretty awesome goldfish.
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