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Vincent Louis Carrella

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in Manhassett, NY, The United States
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What do people want to know about people who write books? What I would want to know is how a person was shaped. How he or she was formed. I’d want to know how they became the writer of the novel I had just read. What made them? I’d want to see and feel the events, thoughts and people who formed the crucible that created a person.

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. I spent my boyhood hunting snakes in vacant lots and exploring the vast terminal moraine left by the great northern glacier - the sand pits that provided the very substance for most of Manhattan’s concrete infrastructure. I fished, sailed and swam Manhasset Bay. I built tree-forts in the woods. I snuck into the public pool in the summertime and rode my Schwinn Sting-Ra
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You are a grain of sand. Once you were part of a greater whole but you have been reduced now to something more basic, something closer to your essence. Once you were, perhaps, part of a boulder or a mountain and you stood apart from the world in a form that was distinct and recognizable. You were something.
Youpossesseda quality of greatness, of majesty. Or so you believed. But here you are, nu... Read more of this blog post »
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Description: I wrote this short story in 1999 shortly after my return from Belize. It became the foundation for the world upon which the novel Serpent Box was born.
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“The Lord made no better clock than a child, and none more bitter. Oh, what beautiful clocks they are.”
Vincent Louis Carrella, Serpent Box: A Novel

“Identifying as a writer is a matter of self-acceptance. It's not a thing that can be given to you, or bestowed upon you. You are a writer if you write. That's it. If what you are seeking is to be acknowledged as a writer by other people, many of them strangers, you're in for a demoralizing journey. It is a silly club where those who have been 'accepted' are loathe to permit others into. It's sort of like how we Americans love denying our own immigrant origins while railing against immigration.”
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“We write or we are written upon. The whole of our lives is the clumsy attempt to wield the pen with grace.”
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