A writer and entrepreneur, Garasamo Maccagnone is the founder of a successful airfreight business. Mr. Maccagnone's passion for writing, however, now forces him to focus on his literary career. So far, that career has been highly successful with his releases of the novel St. John of the Midfield, the novella, For the Love of St. Nick, a collection of short stories entitled My Dog Tim and Other Stories, as well as a children’s book titled, The Suburban Dragon. Garasamo Maccagnone's lastest release is a collection of short stories titled Sentiments of Blue.
Mr. Maccagnone resides in Shelby Township, Michigan where he is working on his second novel, The Sorrows of Pebble Creek. Readers can learn more about him and his work at his website.
Please tell us a bit about your book: Sentiments of Blue - characters, plot, etc.
Sentiments of Blue is a collection of five stories. In the featured story, a young man, yearning to escape the world his father lived in, recalls his final day working at a Michigan factory. The story “The Conversion” takes place on a train, where two hockey players, traveling to their first game in the NHL, create an unfortunate situation that changes their lives forever. “The Note Giver” tells the story of an old man who appears before a Catholic congregation, exposing them for their hypocrisy in a series of notes he gives them. “Holy Thursday” recounts the night a young boy attempts to save his gangster grandfather from a perceived threat at a local Catholic Church. The collection ends with “Perfect Game,” a story about a minor league pitching phenom who likes to throw at the heads of his opponents.
So far, the reviews have been good. I'm thankful for the positive feedback and hope others enjoy the entertainment value the stories bring.
If you could meet, in person, any of your characters, who would it be and why?
In the story, “The Conversion,” there's a character by the name of “Animal” I'd like to hang out with. Saying that, I prefer the Animal prior to his conversion. Having played baseball in college, I met a few characters like Animal, guys who are the life of the party and always susceptible to trouble, on and off the field. They're the fun ones to be around.