Case File: Something’s Cooking Under Where? by Frank Morelli

Please enjoy this satirical perspective on the traditional private detective story…in flash fiction form. Special thanks to Literally Stories for providing the space to showcase my work!

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Case File: Something’s Cooking Under Where?

6:58 PM: Dames play games with my head. They drive me to extremes. Run me off to sit in parking lots where the glow of the streetlamps glaze the top of my smoke rings in honey. Some dames disappear in the middle of the night. After twenty years. All because I was born to fight crime. All because I missed a few dinners, an anniversary or two, while out mopping vermin off the streets. Then she gets remarried, moves on with her life like I’m some speck of shit on the toilet rim that never spiraled down. I can only counter with three hundred sixty five canned chili dinners and a new leather duster. And now I’m about to attend my second class in an introduction to cooking course at the community college. I never dreamed there’d be a first, but canned chili only…

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Upcoming Author Events

Friendly reminder: everyone’s invited to Narberth Bookshop on Thursday night (8/2) for my reading and signing of No Sad Songs. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, stop in and say hello. Bonus: this store is an actual gem. Buy indie!

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photo cr. – Alex @ Finding Montauk

I’m excited for a few fun events coming up in August. I’ll be in Philadelphia to start off the month, and I’ll close out the month at the Alzheimer’s Association conference in Charlotte, NC. I hope to see you there! (event info below)

AUGUST EVENTS:

Reading and Signing (No Sad Songs) – August 2 @ 7:00 PM, Narberth Bookshop, 221 Haverford Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072 (RSVP on Facebook)

Alzheimer’s Association Conference, Meet and Greet w/ AlzAuthors (No Sad Songs) – August 29 @ 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Charlotte, NC

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No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli | Review

I absolutely love this review of No Sad Songs up at the Confessions of a Literary Addict blog. Thanks, Nova!

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This review is spoiler-free!

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This book was received from the author for review. All opinions are my own.

No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli
Genres: Young Adult, Fiction, Contemporary
Release Date: February 20th 2018 by Fish Out of Water Books
Format: Kindle, 230 pages
Rating: ★★★★☆
Find it here: Goodreads

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…

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NO SAD SONGS – Frank Morelli

I love this review of No Sad Songs from SNAILYCANFLYY!!

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4/5

A heartfelt story of family, friends and life.

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…

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Blog Tour: Extract – No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

Thank you Nemesis Book Blog for hosting this excerpt from No Sad Songs!

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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…

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Blog tour: No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli

Thank you Lizbie’s Nerdy World for this wonderful review of No Sad Songs!

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Many thanks to Fish Out of Water books and Jenny for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour and for letting me review this book.

Published: 20th February 2018

Pages: 228

Genre: Young adult

Synopsis:

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…

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No Sad Songs Blog Tour. Guest Post

Here are the top reasons why I decided to set No Sad Songs in the 90s. Thank you Nat’s Cloud for hosting this as part of the blog tour!

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Today I’m joined by Frank Morelli with a Guest Post

Oh, How I Miss the 90s: Why I Set My Novel in the Greatest Decade that Ever Was

When I tell people I wrote a novel for young adults that is set in the 1990s I get a lot of eye rolls and stifled, behind-the-palm laughter and I just don’t get it. Look, I understand how important it is to live in the present. I do it every day. Isn’t that enough? I mean, was it really such a blasphemous decision to set No Sad Songs in the decade in which I felt most equipped to tell the story, back when I was a teen and watching my own grandfather go through the daily struggle of an Alzheimer’s victim? Is it really such a problem for me to not be obsessed with the minute-by-minute, social media soaked lives we’re now…

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BLOG TOUR | NO SAD SONGS

A little late on my part, but thank you to Moonshine’s Corner for hosting this excerpt as part of last week’s blog tour!

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NO SAD SONGS

By: Frank Morelli

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…

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Book Review: No Sad Songs

Thank you so much, Alex @ findingmontauk, for this phenomenal 5-star review of No Sad Songs!

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No Sad Songs by Frank Morelli is the story of 18-year-old Gabe who is forced to mature quicker and more suddenly than most people have to. His grandfather has Alzheimer’s and he suddenly assumes the role of primary caretaker for him. He is struggling with his relationship with his best friend, he has normal teen-like troubles with his crush, and his long-lost uncle has returned who is not the most organized and mature person on the planet, to say the least. Then amidst ALL of this, a tragedy happens when there is a hit-and-run and a little boy on a bicycle that further complicates the story. Gabe is going to be forced to make an impossible decision, one that either choice will likely upturn his life even more and change it forever.

First and foremost, I want to thank the author for sending me this book in exchange for an…

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