Press & Clips

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“The State of Things” w/ Frank Stasio (WUNC Radio) – Stasio and Morelli discuss Alzheimer’s, youth caregivers, and their connections to No Sad Songs.

“Local Author Gives Back” – A spotlight on Frank Morelli hosting the Black Horse Regional School District’s annual Battle of the Books. No Sad Songs was selected as one of ten competition titles. Video courtesy of 6ABC – Philadelphia.

“Hopepunk Explained” (Vox.com)No Sad Songs is a recommended Hopepunk title.

“QP Nominee Roundup” (YALSA, The Hub) – No Sad Songs is a 2019 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers nominee. Review included.

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“Meet an Artist: Writer Frank Morelli” (Greensboro News/Record) – Author spotlight

Episode 10 of “Inside the Writer’s Studio” w/ Charlie Lovett – Lovett and Morelli discuss the writing life, literary technique, and the release of No Sad Songs

“No Sad Songs” (The Laurel of Asheville) – Spotlight on my debut YA novel.

“Four Books to Read this Fall” (Dementia Connections Magazine) – Review and endorsement of No Sad Songs.

Episode 140 of “The Agewyz Podcast” w/ Jana Panarites – Panarites and Morelli discuss Alzheimers, inspiration, and No Sad Songs.

“Book Bites” w/ Steph Post (author of Miraculum) – Post and Morelli discuss the writing life and No Sad Songs in a wide-ranging and fun interview.

“A Conversation w/ Michael Ferro, Frank Morelli & R.J. Fox” (Fiction Writer’s Review) – Three new authors discuss the writing life and the release of their debut novels.

Episode 2 of the “Various Artists Podcast” w/ Wayne Barton – Barton and Morelli discuss taking the plunge into writing and the release of No Sad Songs.

FICTION CLIPS…

“A Colossal Mistake” (The Saturday Evening Post)

“The Eighteenth Floor” (Change Seven Magazine)

“Raindrop” (Listen to a reading by C.B. Droege at Manawaker Studios)

“These are the Times” (Cobalt) *semifinalist, Earl Weaver Prize (2017)*

“In the Pen” (Cobalt) *semifinalist, Earl Weaver Prize (2015)*

“Hey Zeus, Can You See?” (Jersey Devil Press)

“Supernova” (Rind)

11th Annual NYC Midnight Short Story Contest – finalist

ESSAY CLIPS…

“Summer School” (Philadelphia Stories)

“People Rocking Out in Cars” (Indiana Voice Journal & Scarlet Leaf Review)

“Untitled” (Change Seven Magazine)

“The Paperboy Incident” (Lowestoft Chronicle & forthcoming February 2018 Story Shack)

YA/MG CLIPS…

“Changing-up Your Pitching” (Highlights For Children Magazine, available on Epic!)  *winner of an AEP Distinguished Achievement Award (2008)* Listen to an excerpt.

“Reasons for Being” (Youth Imagination Magazine)

“My Butterfly” (Messages from Heaven)

“Rink of Dreams” (Hooked on Hockey)

“A Pact” (The Gift of Christmas)

“The Best Days of Your Life” (Tough Times For Teens)

imagesSCREENPLAYS…

Weekend Warriors (2017): A film crew is on location to capture the journey of a washed-up ballplayer as he tries to lead his team to a beer league title. It’s Major League meets Best in Show.

The Advent Calendar (in progress):  A crook fattens his Christmas bankroll when he heists an antique store, but the forces of a strange calendar compel him to do what he’s never been able to do before: give.

Moon Out Tonight (in progress): A Doo Wop geek takes his wife on a weekend getaway to Wildwood, NJ where he finds himself trapped in the 50s and has to decide between the neon streets and the path back home.