ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dino Simonetti hails from
Winthrop Massachusetts, a small town east of Boston. Simonetti lived his first 28 years in this historical town and can recall stories told by Edward Roe Snow, a neighbor at the time. He also took a liking to Poe's works as well. He credits much of his influence to King, Koontz, and Barkers works. He stated some of the light, breezy prose is influenced by Janet Evanovich as well.
Mr Simonetti has a sense of humor that lends to his charismatic demeanor and you will find him quite easy to talk to. One thing I did notice is he listens intently and takes a great interest in you and he will ask you questions about you and not speak of himself unless asked. He is always quick with a joke and quite witty.
Mr Simonetti stated he was a pharmacist for over twenty-years and has just recently embarked on a career in massage therapy. He is a father to four-children, all fully grown and living in Salem MA. He himself resides in Utah for the time being.
Simonetti can spin a yarn that will definitely scare you. The pieces described to me were certainly teasers to read his book-I was delighted to read it. He states that to make a scene really scary or gory, he has to imagine what would gross him out or scare the life out of him-he claims to have a high threshold to horror and gore. The style of writing he credits to an idea his son gave him. The manuscript can be likened to a screen-play and is written from the point of view of a twenty-something recounting a movie in exquisite detail. The book is peppered with the cleanest and most unoffensive erotica I've ever read and it is placed strategically within the story line. The venacular of the characters is precisely what you would expect from young adults who have spent a great deal of time on the streets; I found it quite entertaining at times.
The story started out on a single premise and became more and more twisted and convoluted, until he put together a tale that will run into several parts and top the 3000 page mark. This first installment, Shape-shifters and Succubae, lays the groundwork for the mystery, the horror, and the suspense all rabid horror enthusiasts will enjoy following, in the end, hopefully leaving them breathless.
AN INDIE EDITOR HAD THIS TO SAY OF SIMONETTI'S WORK
Simonetti creates a concrete, believable world as a backdrop for the wild things that occur. He creates a consistent narrative voice and shows a talent for unfolding a plot in a way that is both exciting and organic. Suspense is surprisingly difficult to write but he is able to pull it off. There is a large cast of characters, which is always a challenge to manage, and he manages to keep them clear for the reader to follow; as he says it, everyone knows these types of people in everyday life. His prose is smooth and easy to follow and his portrayal of a mid-size city and its inhabitants feels authentic. His writing creates its own world and he is able to convince the reader not that it did happen but that it could happen. Overall it will be an enjoyable read--keep the lights on for this one!!
Mr. Simonetti currently lives in Midvale Utah; contact him there by e-mail for readings, signings and tours.
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