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Friday, December 14, 2012

Nobody Has To Know Author Interview



Book Summary

Nobody Has To Know, Frank Nappi's dark and daring new thriller, tells the story of Cameron Baldridge, a popular high school teacher whose relationship with one of his students leads him down an unfortunate and self-destructive path. Stalked through text-messages, Baldridge fights for his life against a terrifying extortion plot and the forces that threaten to expose him. 

Nobody Has To Know is a sobering look into a world of secrets, lies, and shocking revelations, and will leave the reader wondering many things, including whether or not you can ever really know the person you love.

Author Interview

1. When did you start writing? 

I have a vague recollection of when I began writing.  I can remember writing a 
story when I was very young - maybe five or six years old. It was about a king 
who rescues a girl and makes her his queen. Not really sure where the idea came 
from, or even how good it was. I just remember my mom typing it for me when I 
was finished and that image always makes me smile.  Professionally? I published 
my first novel with St. Martin’s Press in 2005 and have had the good fortune of 
publishing three more. 

2. Who are your favorite authors?

My favorite author is probably the favorite author of every writer - or at least 
he should be. F.Scott Fitzgerald was a linguistic genius. He understood the 
rhythm of the written word the way a composer understands musical notes.  There 
is such an ease and natural flow to his work - tantamount to the way the birds 
sing. It’s seamless, beautiful and moving. The Great Gatsby, his signature work, 
embodies all of these qualities like no other work of American fiction. 

3. Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I have taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. 
My debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, 
including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. My follow-up novel, The 
Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie 
adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and 
Luke Schroder. This past spring I release Sophomore Campaign, 
the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story, and I am presently at 
work on a third installment of the unique series. I live on  Long Island with my 
wife Julia and our two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.

4. What's next from you?

Upon completion of Nobody Has To Know, I began working on the final installment 
of my Mickey Tussler series, Welcome To The Show. This final work in the series 
features Mickey Tussler’s rise to the professional baseball ranks and all the 
challenges that come with such notoriety. You can read excerpts of all my work on my website http://www.franknappi.com/

Author Info

Frank Nappi has taught high school English and Creative Writing for over twenty years. His debut novel, Echoes From The Infantry, received national attention, including MWSA's silver medal for outstanding fiction. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a movie adaptation of the touching story "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder. Frank continues to produce quality work, including Sophomore Campaign, the intriguing sequel to the much heralded original story, and is presently at work on a third installment of the unique series. Frank lives on Long Island with his wife Julia and their two sons, Nicholas and Anthony.


1 comment:

  1. Jenn, thanks for inviting Frank to stop by and chat a little about his passion for writing (and reading)!

    P.S. For early December, Frank is donating all of the proceeds from the sale of 'Nobody Has to Know' to support recovery efforts from Hurricane Sandy. His own community where he teaches high school English, Oceanside, was devastated by the storm.

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