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Frank Nappi

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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 for 2006. His follow-up novel, The Legend of Mickey Tussler, garnered rave reviews as well, including a screenplay adaptation of the touching story which aired nationwide in the fall of 2011 (A Mile in His Shoes starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder). Frank continues to produce quality work, including The Legend of Mickey Tussler: 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...more


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Nobody Has to Know
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Legend of Mickey Tussler
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Echoes from the Infantry
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Baseball and Autism? As the author of The Legend of Mickey Tussler series, novels that feature as their protagonist an autistic teen blessed with a killer fastball, I have come to understand just how powerful the blending of the two can really be. While the two subjects might appear at first glance to be unrelated, one only need observe the two together to see that this union has the unique pow... Read more of this blog post »
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NOBODY HAS TO KNOW - CHAPTER 2 (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 08, 2012 02:25PM
Description: This is the second chapter of my new mystery/thriller NOBODY HAS TO KNOW. To learn more go to www.franknappi.com
NOBODY HAS TO KNOW (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 04, 2012 05:38PM
Description: This is the first chapter of my new dark thriller, Nobody Has to Know, which 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. Go to: http://www.franknappi.com/book-trailers.html to watch the book trailer for Nobody Has to Know.
Excerpt from the Legend of Mickey Tussler (4) (Sports)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 24, 2012 07:23PM
Description: A few paragraphs from the Chapter entitled "Pennant Race" - Murph meets with the team during a very difficult time.
Excerpt from The Legend of Mickey Tussler (Sports)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 18, 2012 06:23AM
Description: A few paragraphs from the first chapter of The Legend of Mickey Tussler. This book was adapted for the film "A Mile in His Shoes" starring Dean Cain and Luke Schroder.
Excerpt from The Legend of Mickey Tussler (3) (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jul 18, 2012 06:22AM
Description: A few more paragraphs from the Chapter entitled Borchert Field - May. Mickey struggles at the plate - loses focus. Murph and Boxcar do their best to focus him - not having any experience with an individual with autism.
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message 289: by Frank

Frank Nappi Mickey Tussler made today's New York Post!...scroll all the way down....

http://nypost.com/2014/08/16/sny-welc...


message 288: by Frank

Frank Nappi Win signed hardcover copy of The Legend of Mickey Tussler & a signed copy of the film version "A Mile in His Shoes" ENTER NOW @ http://www.franknappi. The winner - chosen on August 28th - will receive an autographed copy of the out of print hardcover version of The Legend of Mickey Tussler & of the movie adaptation "A Mile in His Shoes.


message 287: by Frank

Frank Nappi Win signed hardcover copy of The Legend of Mickey Tussler & a signed copy of the film version "A Mile in His Shoes" ENTER NOW @ http://www.franknappi.com


message 286: by Frank

Frank Nappi About my book Echoes from the Infantry....so honored...

"Perfectly placed homage to the soldiers of WWII and the people who loved them and/or lived with them...Nappi writes all of his characters with clarity, respect, and wisdom and, in doing so, provides insight into dealing with PTSD...I recommend this book to history buffs, students who are learning about the wars, and all sons who have complicated relationships with their fathers or vice versa." - The Rockford Review


message 285: by Frank

Frank Nappi Win signed hardcover The Legend of Mickey Tussler & film version "A Mile in His Shoes" ENTER NOW @ http://www.franknappi.com


message 284: by Frank

Frank Nappi Win signed hardcover The Legend of Mickey Tussler & film version "A Mile in His Shoes" ENTER NOW @ http://www.franknappi.com


message 283: by Frank

Frank Nappi Trivia Contest - enter to win at www.franknappi.com as part of the Baseball Hall of Fame Mickey Tussler celebration & signing to be held in Cooperstown. The winner - chosen on August 28th - will receive an autographed copy of the out of print hardcover version of The Legend of Mickey Tussler & of the movie adaptation "A Mile in His Shoes."


message 282: by Frank

Frank Nappi Trivia Contest - enter to win at www.franknappi.com as part of the Baseball Hall of Fame Mickey Tussler celebration & signing to be held in Cooperstown. The winner - chosen on August 28th - will receive an autographed copy of the out of print hardcover version of The Legend of Mickey Tussler & of the movie adaptation "A Mile in His Shoes."


message 281: by Frank

Frank Nappi Honored to have been invited to speak at the Baseball Hall of Fame's annual author series this summer. Will be talking baseball and about the creation of my Mickey Tussler series. Cooperstown, here I come!!!


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Frank Nappi Join me in a few as I talk about my book NOBODY HAS TO KNOW on Suspense Radio Inside Edition:

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Frank Nappi As MLB respectfully honors #42 - Jackie Robinson Day - check out my book Sophomore Campaign - the plot deals with racism in baseball during the 1940s....

http://www.amazon.com/Sophomore-Campa...


message 278: by Frank

Frank Nappi Please check out the book giveaway at YA READS of my Mickey Tussler series - I'll be joining the group next month for a book discussion. Looking forward to it:

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message 277: by Frank

Frank Nappi Please check out the book giveaway at YA READS of my Mickey Tussler series - I'll be joining the group next month for a book discussion. Looking forward to it:

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message 276: by Frank

Frank Nappi Please check out the book giveaway at YA READS of my Mickey Tussler series - I'll be joining the group next month for a book discussion. Looking forward to it:

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message 275: by Frank

Frank Nappi There are moments when someone shares something that makes everything else seem alright. This is part of a message I received from a former United States Marine: "Frank, your novel Echoes From The Infantry" touched me in ways I cannot even begin to express...you reached into my soul and exposed all of my horror and fear to the world...it was beautifully written and is most powerful...I know it will be a movie one day and will open many more eyes in the way it did mine.."

http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Infantry...


message 274: by Frank

Frank Nappi Long drive this upcoming holiday weekend? Listen to the audiobook version of my book The Legend of Mickey Tussler or sequel Sophomore Campaign on audible:

http://www.amazon.com/Legend-Mickey-T...


message 273: by Frank

Frank Nappi This is a letter I received from a young reader who has autism. Akul read some of The Legend of Mickey Tussler and watched the film adaptation A Mile in His Shoes. Made my day. Sometimes being an author is the greatest thing in the world. Thank you Akul.

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message 272: by Frank

Frank Nappi For the one year anniversary of the release of my first thriller NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, I had TWO NEW covers designed. Please vote at this link and tell me which book cover you like better...

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message 271: by Frank

Frank Nappi For the one year anniversary of the release of my first thriller NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, I had TWO NEW covers designed. Please vote at this link and tell me which book cover you like better?

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message 270: by Frank

Frank Nappi To celebrate the one year release of my first thriller, NOBODY HAS TO KNOW, I have had two brand new book covers designed to replace the current cover.

GO TO WWW.FRANKNAPPI.COM TO SEE BOTH NEW COVERS. VOTE IN THE POLL.


Tell me which one you like the best and why.

And if you haven't already, please check out the book that #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Nelson DeMille called "A haunting, briskly-paced page turner that explores the darkest recesses of the human psyche while propelling the reader through an intricate series of hair-raising twists and turns..."


message 269: by Frank

Frank Nappi I am happy to announce that my novel ECHOES FROM THE INFANTRY, about a man struggling with PTSD after returning home from World War 2 is now available in paperback. ECHOES was an MWSA silver medal winner for outstanding fiction:

http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Infantry...


message 268: by Frank

Frank Nappi Check out my newly redesigned cover for my first novel Echoes from the Infantry:

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message 267: by Frank

Frank Nappi Check out my newly redesigned cover for my first novel Echoes from the Infantry:

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message 266: by Frank

Frank Nappi Love this review of Mickey Tussler posted on Amazon today!!:

"This was a well told story sure to tug at the heartstrings of all that read it and get lost in its tale. Lovers of the great American pastime of baseball surely will not be disappointed in the details of the beauty and intricacies of the game. Those not in the church of baseball, might in fact convert, but at the very least will be moved by this incredibly poignant story of very human characters, who have a little piece of each of us in them....."

http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Mick...


message 265: by Frank

Frank Nappi "The intriguing world of teachers and pupils stepped up a notch with this thought provoking, and mind blowing thriller. You get so engrossed with the main character Cameron Baldridge life, his career, and that of his pupils that you are genuinely caught by surprise at the end."

http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Has-To-K...


message 264: by Frank

Frank Nappi I'm proud to announce that NOBODY HAS TO KNOW has been chosen as a finalist for the ORANGEBERRY BOOK TOURS 2nd ANNUAL HALL OF FAME for best MYSTERY/SUSPENSE.

Please VOTE for NOBODY HAS TO KNOW at the link below:


http://orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/...

I appreciate your support!


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message 263: by Frank

Frank Nappi "The intriguing world of teachers and pupils stepped up a notch with this thought provoking, and mind blowing thriller. You get so engrossed with the main character Cameron Baldridge life, his career, and that of his pupils that you are genuinely caught by surprise at the end."

http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Has-To-K...


message 262: by Frank

Frank Nappi "Standing applause for this well written fast paced thriller! The ending had me dumbfounded, I just did not see it coming. The author's cunning writing kept me glued to the book as I read this book in one sitting."

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message 261: by Frank

Frank Nappi I'm proud to announce that NOBODY HAS TO KNOW has been chosen as a finalist for the ORANGEBERRY BOOK TOURS 2nd ANNUAL HALL OF FAME for best MYSTERY/SUSPENSE.

Please VOTE for NOBODY HAS TO KNOW at the link below:


http://orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/...

I appreciate your support!


message 260: by Frank

Frank Nappi I'm proud to announce that NOBODY HAS TO KNOW has been chosen as a finalist for the ORANGEBERRY BOOK TOURS 2nd ANNUAL HALL OF FAME for best MYSTERY/SUSPENSE.

Please VOTE for NOBODY HAS TO KNOW at the link below:


http://orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/...

I appreciate your support!


message 259: by Frank

Frank Nappi I'm proud to announce that NOBODY HAS TO KNOW has been chosen as a finalist for the ORANGEBERRY BOOK TOURS 2nd ANNUAL HALL OF FAME for best MYSTERY/SUSPENSE.

Please VOTE for NOBODY HAS TO KNOW at the link below:


http://orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/...

I appreciate your support!


message 258: by Frank (last edited Jul 18, 2013 10:46AM)

Frank Nappi Thrilling story about the harrowing repercussions that occur when a young teacher sleeps with one of his high school students...packs a powerful warning about how dangerous it is to cross social and sexual boundaries...Nobody Has To Know is both a guilty pleasure and intellectually pleasing...sheds insight into the psychology, behavior and history of why people delve into dangerous sexual relationships.



-- The Rockford Review


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Frank Nappi "This is MUST READ. I read this book in a few hours because I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN..."


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Frank Nappi "What happens when your world is crumbling around you, and you have no one else to trust?"

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message 255: by Frank

Frank Nappi From a review today of NOBODY HAS TO KNOW:

"While reading, I could feel the pain that Cam was in. He has so much turmoil and inner conflict. It was like he was damned if he did or damned if he didn't."

http://miscellaneousthoughtsofabookah...


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Frank Nappi "5 stars of 5. This book .... messed with my head. The ending just life me like wtf! I didn't see that coming, damn! This is my first book I've ready by Mr. Nappi, but more will be added to my TBR!"

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message 253: by Frank

Frank Nappi "..once I was hooked it was all I could think about until I was done reading it."

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message 252: by Frank

Frank Nappi My "Sun, Sand, & Seduction" blog tour for NOBODY HAS TO KNOW kicked off yesterday. NOBODY HAS TO KNOW is a perfect beach/vacation read for the summer.

Check it out:

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message 251: by Frank

Frank Nappi Love getting emails from readers. This one which came yesterday was quite special: " I just finished watching the movie, A Mile in His Shoes, and now I really want to get your book. I can really relate to Mickey. I've got Asperger's too."

I hope she enjoys The Legend of Mickey Tussler.


message 250: by Frank

Frank Nappi A review of my Mickey Tussler series (The Legend of Mickey Tussler & sequel Sophomore Campaign) in today's Newsday!! Check it out:

http://www.newsday.com/search/kidsday...


message 249: by Michael

Michael hey man thanks for the add. I was checking out your page and saw your blog post on Autism and thought you might like my book The Music And Me it is about a boy with Autism who does nothing until he has his first musical instrument


message 248: by Frank

Frank Nappi "I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a story about when baseball wasn’t about all the money and crazy fans. Its a feel good story in my opinion and you will not want to put it down until the end."

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Frank Nappi "Frank Nappi again masterfully handles what could be a delicate topic and situation in his character Mickey."

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message 246: by Frank

Frank Nappi "Frank Nappi again masterfully handles what could be a delicate topic and situation in his character Mickey."

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message 245: by Frank

Frank Nappi "I would recommend this book to anyone that loves a story about when baseball wasn’t about all the money and crazy fans. Its a feel good story in my opinion and you will not want to put it down until the end."

http://whatutalkingboutwillis.info/20...


message 244: by Frank

Frank Nappi "Knowing such a heartwarming, emotional novel came from the same fingertips that brought a jaw-dropper like Nobody Has to Know to life speaks volumes for Nappi’s storytelling skills and commitment to writing from the soul."

http://mamasgotflair.com/2013/04/06/t...


message 243: by Frank

Frank Nappi Check out this awesome review of "Mickey Tussler" on Mama's Got Flair:

http://mamasgotflair.com/2013/04/06/t...


message 242: by Frank

Frank Nappi What were the perks and the "low points" of having my "Mickey Tussler" adapted for the film A Mile in His Shoes? :

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message 241: by Frank

Frank Nappi Just in time for Autism Awareness Month and baseball Opening Day - The Legend of Mickey Tussler and my sequel Sophomore Campaign are now available in audiobook format. Check it out!!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Mick...


message 240: by Frank

Frank Nappi Just in time for Autism Awareness Month and baseball Opening Day - The Legend of Mickey Tussler and my sequel Sophomore Campaign are now available in audiobook format. Check it out!!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-Mick...


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