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Giacomo Giammatteo

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in Wilmington, DE, The United States



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I live in Texas now, but I grew up in Cleland Heights, a mixed ethnic neighborhood in Wilmington, Delaware that sat on the fringes of the Italian, Irish and Polish neighborhoods. The main characters of Murder Takes Time grew up in Cleland Heights too, and many of the scenes in the book were taken from real-life experiences.

Somehow I survived the transition to adulthood, but when my kids were young I leftthe Northeast and settled in Texas, where my wife suggested we get a few animals. I should have known better; we now have a full-blown animal sanctuary with rescues fromall over.

At last count we had 41 animals—12 dogs, a horse, a three-legged cat and 26 pigs.

Oh, and one crazy—and very large—wild boar, who takes walks with me every day and h

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Life Is Short

I often talk about our sanctuary and how much fun we have with the animals. It’s true. They bring a tremendous amount of joy to us, and great rewards for the work we do. But there is a bad side to sanctuaries, and it’s the part I hate.

Last year was a tough one. We had numerous pit bulls dumped on our property. I wrote about some of the experiencehereandhere.

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“Mamma’s mouth turned down at the sides, like it did when she felt bad. “I know, Domenico, but it doesn’t make it any easier for Papà.” I said, “All right, Mamma,” but I didn’t understand why that would bother him; everyone from the village was in the same situation.”
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Giacomo Sandi wrote: "Thank you for confirming my Friend Request. I am a big, big fan.

I try to post my reviews here, as well as on NetGalley, Amazon, and on my FB page:

As an aside..."

Sandi, glad we're connected. And I'm thrilled you're getting the opportunity to look into Victoria Sanders' agency. They are a well-respected group, and do quality work. I wish you luck on that.


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Sandi Thank you for confirming my Friend Request. I am a big, big fan.

I try to post my reviews here, as well as on NetGalley, Amazon, and on my FB page:

As an aside, I have just applied for a job as an assistant to the Victoria Sanders literary agency in Stone Ridge, NY. Fingers crossed!

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Dale Thele Giacomo, thanx for accepting my friend request. Look forward to reading Finding Family: A Mystery Novella :)

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Giacomo Daniel wrote: "Hi Giacomo,

First, thank you for the friend add. Second, I thoroughly enjoyed the format of your "I'm a Damn Sissy" blog. I will be sure to read one of your novels if this is the way you write. Lo..."

Hey, Daniel: Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the post. As to my writing, it's quite different than my blogs. Same voice, but some of the chapters can be brutal. When I get time, I'll check out Z also. have a great day

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Daniel Wetta Hi Giacomo,

First, thank you for the friend add. Second, I thoroughly enjoyed the format of your "I'm a Damn Sissy" blog. I will be sure to read one of your novels if this is the way you write. Looks like fun reading!
Daniel Wetta
The Z Redemption by Daniel Wetta

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Dean Blake Thanks for the friend add, Giacomo!

message 11: by Owen

Owen Jones Hi Giacomo,

How are you?

Thanks for accepting my request for friendship!

I look forward to talking to you later.

All the best,
Behind The Smile by Owen Jones

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Giacomo No problem, Carole. Good to be connected.

Carole Gill thank you for adding me!

Lucinda Dear Giacomo,
I would like to thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. I do hope to have the oportunity of reading some of your work very soon, and thank you once again.
Kind Regards
Lucinda x

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Saul Tanpepper Thanks for the friend request, Giacomo. It's great to meet you. Looking forward to bumping into you here on GR.

Savannah Giacomo,
Thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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K.E. Saxon Thanks for the friendship, Giacomo!

Giacomo Hi, Linda: good to connect. And yes, the book is available for Nook. Where did you live in Houston? I'm up by the Woodlands, north of town.

message 3: by Linda

Linda Boyd I'm looking forward to reading your book, is it available on Nook?? I lived in Houston several years ago.

Giacomo What you do is very important, both for authors and readers. Too many from each side don't really understand reviews and how to read them, this, of course, is coming from a man who won't buy anything before a thorough analysis of the reviews, and reviewers.

message 1: by Naomi

Naomi Thanks for the friend request, Giacomo. I am happy you enjoy my spotlight series with Terri..I have a blast writing it!

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