Friday, August 31, 2007

Painting The Invisible Man

While researching the online archives of The Providence Journal, writer Anna Matteo makes a keying error-a simple mistake that leads her to a path she'd been avoiding most of her life; on a journey inside the world of her father, Paulie Matteo, killed gangland-style more than two decades ago.

Driven by fate and goaded by a Muse in the persona of writer Amy Tan, Anna delves into her painful and unresolved past, to uncover the truth about her father-dubbed The Invisible Man.

Employing philosophical insight and a sardonic wit, Schiano vividly takes the reader through myriad brush strokes as her character paints the unfinished portraits of both her father and herself.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

More Sweet Bitter Love

The reader sees the relationship from Jenny's point of view, from her beginning fascination with Susan, through to the end. It is an interesting look into the highs and lows of life with an alcoholic...This is not an easy subject ...It is, however, a situation common to many. Schiano has opened the door to an important subject that few want to discuss.

- R. Lynne Watson, Mega Scene, Palm Springs, Vol. #14

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Sweet Bitter Love — Review

...Schiano captures the passion, pain and fragility of modern day romantic relationships...Readers will cycle through feelings of joy, bitterness, excitement and anger as they learn how and why the relationship unfolds as it does...Schiano presents this dramatic tale of love, pain and soul-searching in clear, easy-to-read prose with an energizing style that dares the reader to set the book down. Highly recommended!

- Susan Phelps, author A Lady Without a Latitude