By Diana Savastano
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About The Book
Solving a 150-year-old cold case is not part of the job description for a 35-year-old print journalist. But when she hears the haunting voice of a Confederate Civil War medic pleading from the grave to tell his story, she enters into a life-threatening search to find the truth that eventually takes her from a premeditated killing on a battlefield to present day crimes of sexual misconduct and multiple murders.
About the Author
Style: Teen, Fiction, Faith, Adventure
Diana Savastano was born in Manhattan and raised in Westchester County, New York. At an early age, she enjoyed writing and laughingly says she was born with a pencil in her hand.
Her first poem was published in a Family and Friends Magazine she created in her teens. From poetry, she advanced to writing articles featuring the events, recipes, and traditions surrounding her Italian-American heritage.
In high school her English teacher encouraged her to pursue a writing career after graduation. And she did just that. She studied journalism and then grew her career working as a reporter and columnist at various newspapers and magazines.
In 1991, she founded DRS Publishing, releasing two publications: THE COLLECTOR Newsmagazine and GOURMET FARE magazine.
“I found my niche, and for fourteen years I enjoyed every facet of the publishing industry,” she says. “Thanks to the Internet, Gourmet Fare became an e-zine, grew in global popularity, and opened up a whole new adventure.”
In 2005, she devoted her time to full-time novel writing and teaching others how to complete a manuscript and publish their own works.
“I have been blessed to stay active in publishing from an early age,” she says, noting that there was never a time when she wasn’t writing stories. “Whenever I thought I’d take a break from a writing project, the characters in my books would insist that I get back to work.”
She goes on to explain that even though a big part of her writing career included rejections, she never let them become stumbling blocks. “When you’re born to write,” she says, “you do just that.”
When Marcello Mousetti is born in the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, Italy, his parents never imagine what perils might be lurking in his future. After all, they have big plans for their only child. Papa wants Marcello to join him in the family cheese business, and Mama has dreams of her son becoming a famous violinist.