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ADRIAN STACCATO is the author of the text-messaging novel “Text Me, Guido”. On his spare time, he blogs about his experiences publishing.

You can contact him by email: adrianstaccato[at] or visit his blog:

I first published Text Me, Guido through the KDP Select program last July, and as early as September (after a promo) I started noticing a pirated version of the book appearing on the web.

At first I was flattered. Someone thought my book was worth pirating! But after some thought, I became angry. It's one thing to pirate a copy of J.K. Rowling's latest book (she's a billionaire, I'm sure she ca... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 2.90 · 48 ratings · 23 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Text Me, Guido
2.93 of 5 stars 2.93 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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2.6 of 5 stars 2.60 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 2012
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This book blew me away. Fans of WWII history owe it to themselves to read this. Yeah, there's a murder mystery in there somewhere, but for me, the attention to detail was the real highlight. It really felt like the author travelled to an alternate re...more
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" I think this book is truly a shining example of something that will divide the masses. I don't think there is an in between. You will either get a big kick out of the way this is written and appreciate the wry sense of reality it represents, or yo... " Read more of this review »
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" Adrian Staccato bravely utilizes an unyielding format in shaping his novel solely through text messages. The difficulties of such an approach are obvious; less apparent are the benefits - what Staccato achieves is almost a dramatic presentation, w... " Read more of this review »
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Making Connection...: ARR # 68 - TEXT ME, GUIDO by Adrian Staccato 11 66 Nov 10, 2012 07:22PM  
Elmore Leonard
“Elmore Leonard's Ten Rules of Writing

1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry dialogue.
4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said”…he admonished gravely.
5. Keep your exclamation points under control. You are allowed no more than two or three per 100,000 words of prose.
6. Never use the words "suddenly" or "all hell broke loose."
7. Use regional dialect, patois, sparingly.
8. Avoid detailed descriptions of characters.
9. Don't go into great detail describing places and things.
10. Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.

My most important rule is one that sums up the 10.

If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.”
Elmore Leonard

Mark Twain
“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
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Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend

Adrian Staccato Thank you! I hope you like it! Adriane is really obsessed with it LOL.

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Tami Thanks for the friend invite, Adrian! My fellow blogger raved about your book and I'm looking forward to reading it myself!

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