Paul J. Mila

Paul J. Mila has a passion for writing, scuba diving around the world, underwater photography, and speaking to groups about ocean conservation. Before taking a dive into the world of sea turtles and moray eels, Paul was a business writer, so he carried his expertise in writing over to his newfound love of scuba-diving and underwater photography.

To capture such stunning photos of wildlife, Mila has traveled all over to really get a sense of how these animals live. It is through his careful research, dedication, and passion, that Paul is able to write with such vividness and realism. Paul has visited the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic, the South Pacific Tonga Islands, Cozumel, Bonaire, Curacao, Hawaii, and Antigua. It is through his traveling that Paul has gotten to experience amazing things like free-diving with humpback whales, diving with Caribbean reef sharks, and watching a live-hatching of baby turtles.

Paul has been featured in magazines, scuba diving websites, and the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival in Australia, and by National Geographic Television. Paul has written a myriad of books including five novels from the Manetta Mystery Series: “Dangerous Waters”, “Whales’ Angels,” “Fireworks,” “Near Miss” and “Killer In Paradise”; two non-fiction books: “BUBBLES UP!” (coauthored with Judith Hemenway), and “Basic Underwater Photography”; and two children’s’ books titled “Harry Hawksbill Helps His Friends” and his newest “Gracie Green Turtle Finds Her Beach.”

Learn more about Paul and his books at his website!

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Kieran Larkin

Kieran Larkin, author, religion teacher at The Mary Louis Academy, President of the Brooklyn-Queens Catholic Forensic League, father, and husband, is a dedicated and tenacious person who has made countless achievements in his life. His latest include writing “Women Prophets of the Old Testament,” which is the companion book to his first, and award-winning, “Messengers of God: A Survey of Old Testament Prophets. Kieran Larkin wrote this new book with the intention of illuminating us on the stories, challenges, and triumphs of the, often overlooked, women prophets. As a teacher in an all-girl’s Catholic high school, he wanted to showcase the importance of the women prophets to his students and the roles that they played, and do so in a comparable manner to his first book.

The Old Testament, or Hebrew Scriptures, has been a source of spiritual inspiration for hundreds of millions of believers throughout the ages. Center stage in the Old Testament is a body of literature by and about the prophets—messengers of God who tried to keep God’s people on the right path. You know their names—Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Daniel, Ezekiel—or do you? Are you acquainted with Deborah, Huldah, Miriam and Noadiah? For far too long, the women prophets have never been accorded the respect and attention they deserve, but they delivered God’s messages with the same passion, commitment and urgency as the men. This book is written to acknowledge and celebrate the prophetesses—and put these women on the pedestal they deserve to occupy.

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Anthony S. Luciano Raimondi

Anthony Luciano Raimondi has been around organized crime his entire life. Raimondi is the nephew of the infamous godfather Lucky Luciano, who headed the Genovese Crime Family in New York City. Raimondi has lived a full life, dealing with the ups and downs of living amongst and working with the mob. He was always an important and dedicated member of the Colombo crime family, shaking people down and shaking people’s hands. After his many prosperous years, Anthony has decided to leave the mob life and focus on telling his story.

In his gripping novel, “When the Bullet Hits the Bone,” Anthony goes into detail of famous heists like the Lufthansa Heist and the assassination of Pope John Paul I. This book brings to life, through personal stories and revelations, famous mobsters, like Carmine Galante and Joe Colombo, and prominent members of society, like Ed Koch and Bess Myerson, in ways we have never heard before.

Raimondi has written a fascinating story that outlines what mob life is really like and how he lived through it.

Anthony Luciano Raimondi’s novel “When the Bullet Hits the Bone” is available on Amazon:

Margreit Maitland

Margreit Maitland, the author of “Runaway at Sea,” wrote an adventurous book that grapples readers. Her inspiration to write this book came from her great-great grandfather’s life, Robert John Henry Frost. Margreit follows his life as a runaway. After dealing with familial abuse he ran away from home with a friend and accidentally boarded a British naval ship. Robert goes through many experiences that help turn him into the man he becomes. Robert’s story was very important to Margreit, so much so that she knew she had to tell it.

Margreit was very close to her grandfather, who passed down his mother’s journal, Margreit’s great grandmother, which is a retelling of Robert’s stories that he would tell her. This journal is a family treasure that has brought Margreit into a new world with her own experiences and adventures. From her diligent research to make the book accurate and authentic, she met many people and made new meaningful connections.

“Runaway at Sea” is the first book of an upcoming 3-part series that will be revealing the many escapades of Robert John Henry Frost.

“Runaway at Sea” is available on Amazon for all who want a little more thrill in their lives!

Robert Bryan

Police Officers are the modern-day embodiment of medieval knights, going to work each day with a noble cause to protect and serve society. The profession requires cops to see people at their worst. Coping becomes an essential component of a police officer’s arsenal. One of the primary coping mechanisms utilized by cops is humor. A cop can find something funny about almost anything, regardless of how tragic the circumstances. Dark humor involves making light of a serious, disturbing or taboo subject matter. It is sometimes viewed as morbid, cruel, offensive, and graphic in nature and is yet, still found funny. This is the story of the author’s twenty-year police career with the New York City Transit Police and NYPD as he worked with some of New York City’s darkest knights – those cops who did and said the funniest things under the most difficult circumstances.

Robert Bryan is a New York City resident and has been his whole life. He was a dedicated New York City Police Officer for 20 years who rose through the ranks and served as Captain. Currently, he is the chief security officer for a NYS government agency and teaching at Farmingdale College.

Robert has written countless books. His fiction works focus on police officer thrillers and mysteries that are sure to fascinate any reader. His non-fiction and procedural books lend a hand in helping police officers and civilians understand the complicated world we live in and how to stay safe, smart, and alert.

“Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers” is a series of novels that tackle the niche world of police officer humor. This humor helps police officers be able to de-stress after undergoing challenging events from their jobs.

Check out Robert Bryan’s many books, available on Amazon!

Dark Knights: The Dark Humor of Police Officers Kindle EditionC-Case: An Unlikely Journey from Transit Cop to Internal Affairs Burear Squad CommanderThe Security School: A Finn Delaney New York City Mystery, Book 3

Mark Torres

Mark Torres is a husband, father, attorney, and internationally known author who delves into the suspenseful world of murder, mystery, and injustice. Mark uses his real experience as an attorney to help him create genuine stories that captivate readers through their thrilling and intricate details, and their complex characters that deal not only with murder and justice, but also with questions of love, self-reflection, and sacrifice.

In his newest novel, “Adeline,” we see Savoy Graves and his unwavering passion for justice as he investigates the mysterious circumstances in which a young woman, wrongfully committed to an infamous mental institution, passes away. His investigation leads him down a dark hole, but that doesn’t stop Savoy Graves.

Mark became internationally known thanks to his premiere novel “A Stirring in the North Fork,” a gripping tale that follows Savoy Graves, an out-of-work attorney, as he tries to solve a murder that took place four decades prior. Mark also wrote a children’s book focused on the education of labor unions and their importance, social justice, and more titled “Good Guy Jake.”

“Adeline” is available on Amazon in multiple formats:

On Mark’s second visit to our lovely show, we discussed his newest 2021 historical novel “Long Island Migrant Labor Camps: Dust for Blood.”

This novel exposes the shocking history of Long Island’s migrant labor camps from their inception to their peak in 1960 and their steady decline in the following decades.

Outlining the gruesome conditions that people lived and worked in, deceived by the promises of a better life, this novel is a must-read!
To better understand the plight and truth of what went on in Long Island, before we knew it today, Mark Torres teaches the reader about U.S. Immigrant History, and as one five-star reviewer noted “provides insight to an almost forgotten struggle.”

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Dina Santorelli

Voted one of the best Long Island authors for two consecutive years, Dina Santorelli is the author of the Baby Grand Trilogy, a contemporary thriller series.

She has been a freelance writer for nearly 20 years and has written frequently about parenting, travel, entertainment, weddings, pop culture, and the military. Dina currently serves as the executive editor of Salute and Family magazines for which she has interviewed many celebrities, such as Kiefer Sutherland, Kate Mara, Michael Strahan, Norman Reedus, Vince Vaughn, James Gandolfini, Tim McGraw, Carrie Underwood, and Kevin Bacon. Since 2010, she has collaborated on a variety of nonfiction books, including Become an American Ninja Warrior: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide (St. Martin’s Griffin, June 2018); Raising Men: Lessons Navy SEALs Learned from Their Training and Taught to Their Sons; I, Spy: How to Be Your Own Private Investigator; Good Girls Don’t Get Fat; The Brown Betty Cookbook, and Bully, and her book Daft Punk: A Trip Inside the Pyramid has been published in several languages. Dina also lectures for Hofstra University’s Continuing Education Department and is a SELF-e Ambassador for the Library Journal.

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Michael Vecchione

Michael Vecchione is the former Chief of the Rackets Division in the Brooklyn (NY) District Attorney’s Office. His career as a prosecutor spanned four decades. In addition to Crooked Brooklyn he has co-authored one previous true crime book Friends of the Family and two Kindle Singles, Hand of the Killer and Murder on the Bridge.

Carol Hoenig

Carol Hoenig is a fulltime freelance writer and publishing consultant. Her novel, WITHOUT GRACE, (Star iUniverse) was awarded the Silver Medal for Book of the Year 2005 by ForeWord Magazine and given First Place for Fiction by the DIY Book Festival.  Jada Press and the New York Book Festival also gave her novel honorable mention. Her book THE AUTHOR’S GUIDE TO PLANNING BOOK EVENTS (Star iUniverse) was given the Gold medal by ForeWord Magazine for Book of the Year in the category of writing and named finalist by USA Book and Reader Views. Carol’s essays, articles, book reviews and short stories appear in a wide number of publications. Carol likes to stir things up by blogging for The Huffington Post covering politics, culture, the publishing industry and the writing life. Carol also contributed to PUTTING YOUR PASSION INTO PRINT (Workman) written by Arielle Eckstudt & David Henry Sterry. Arianna Huffington invited Carol to contribute to ON BECOMING FEARLESS, (Little, Brown) released in the fall of 2006. Tory Johnson, ABC’s Good Morning America’s workplace contributor, also invited Carol to submit an essay for her New York Times Bestseller, WILL WORK FROM HOME (Penguin). Stephanie Gunning invited Carol to submit an essay on creativity for her anthology AUDACIOUS CREATIVITY. Carol’s short story, Snow Angels and Somersaults, was a finalist for the 2007 Spring/Summer Glass Woman Prize, a bi-annual prize for women prose writers. Her essay, “Wild Horses and Young Stallions” was selected for the forthcoming anthology LOST LESSONS FROM LIFE ON A FARM (Action Publishing).

Carol is on the advisory council for Author Solutions and was on The New York Center for Independent Publishing advisory council and writer’s conference committee for five years before it disbanded. She was the Director and Writer-in-Residence for Old Forge Library Adirondack Summer Writing Workshop for 2008. She is the project manager for the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen Labor, Landmarks and Literature series in Manhattan, and is a member of the Women’s Media Group. She is Senior Editor for Digital Americana, the first literary magazine for the Apple iPad and teaches continuing education courses at Hofstra University. She also offers publicity and marketing services to the “She Writes” community. You can follow her on Twitter @authorsguide and “like” her on Facebook. This just in: Carol was nominated Best of Long Island Author 2012 by the Long Island Press!

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William J. McGee

WILLIAM J. McGEE was born in New York City and received an MFA in Fiction from Columbia University. Among other pursuits, he taught undergraduate and graduate Creative Writing for ten years; worked in airline flight operations management; represented travelers as a consumer advocate in Washington; served in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary; and is an award-winning investigative journalist, columnist, and Editor of Consumer Reports Travel Letter.

McGee is the author of Attention All Passengers, a nonfiction exposé of the airline industry, and is developing AirFear, a scripted television drama. He lives in Connecticut and is, of course, at work on another novel. He is also a father.