I'm honored to have my debut novel, NO SAD SONGS, nominated as a Pitch Perfect Finalist at Underground Book Reviews.
Big thanks go out to Bri’s Book Nook for this amazing five-star review of my debut young adult novel, NO SAD SONGS. I hope you’ll have a chance to read both the review and the book.
18-year-old Gabe LoScuda was a normal high school student with two happy parents and an ailing grandfather. When his parents die in a car crash, he is put in charge of taking care of his ailing grandfather. However, his grandfather isn’t suffering from something like bad arthritis. His grandfather suffers from Alzheimer’s and is losing more memories by the day. Sometimes he seems to be acting normally, but then he starts shouting random things from his memories of the war. Gabe wants to have a normal high school senior year, but he doesn’t want his grandfather to lose whatever shreds of dignity he has left by putting him into a nursing home. Together with his unreliable Uncle Nick, his best friend John, and his new friend Sofia, he is determined to take care of his grandfather and make the best of the situation.
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Read what School Library Journal had to say about my debut novel, NO SAD SONGS.
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I had a blast answering questions about my novel, NO SAD SONGS, with Cam @ Camillea Reads! It was so much fun that I decided to just giveaway some copies of my book. Check inside to see how you can win one!
Following a family tragedy, 18-year-old Gabe LoScuda suddenly finds himself thrust into the role of caregiver for his ailing grandfather. Between the shopping trips and the doctor visits with Grandpa, Gabe and his friend John try to salvage their senior year, meet girls, and make the varsity baseball team. It doesn’t take long for Gabe to realize that going to school and looking after a grandfather with Alzheimer’s is more work than he ever imagined. And when long-lost Uncle Nick appears on the scene, Gabe soon finds that living with Nick and Grandpa is like babysitting two grown men. Aside from John, the only person who truly understands Gabe is Sofia, a punk-rocking rebel he meets at the veteran’s hospital. When these three unlikely friends are faced with a serious dilemma, will they do what it takes to save Grandpa? If there’s a chance of preserving the final shreds of…
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I'm hosting an AMA (Ask Me Anything) event over at AMA Feed. You can literally ask me anything you'd like.
I sat down with authors Michael Ferro (Title 13) and R.J. Fox (Awaiting Identification) to discuss our writing lives and the fate of our latest works...and things took a hilariously unscripted turn.
Special thanks to Evelina, Melissa, Karen, Marie, Cam, Aitana, Sharon, Dani, Jackie, and Christina for their excellent reviews and interviews. Enjoy the links!
I'm so impressed by this review of NO SAD SONGS from Avalinah's Books in all of its GIF-worthy awesomeness!! Click on the "Source" link below and enjoy! "No Sad Songs is a wonderful coming of age story about a teen, shouldering way more than he's supposed to. Despite the tough situation he is in, Gabe … Continue reading [YA review] An Incredibly Funny, Yet Touching YA About Responsibility No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli
I had the opportunity to snag an ARC of Joe Ponepinto’s forthcoming novel, Mr. Neutron, and I jumped at the opportunity.