Area Author Travels to Promote Book

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Dunmore native and author Bill Ciccotti is traveling to Cuba in December for a book signing tour and to pursue research for several upcoming Key West and Cuba books.

A book signing tour by Dunmore native Bill Ciccotti is being set up during an upcoming December trip to Cuba. The author will be traveling on Norwegian Cruise Lines on the Norwegian Sky into Cuba for the book signing tour.

“It will be my first landing on “Isle Juana” as Christopher Columbus called it,m” Ciccotti says. “We’re working on the visas now. Those crazy Key West characters will be available in Cuba soon.”

The author is very excited about the trip and insists that the “cigars, rum and old cars” have nothing to do with his enthusiasm. He is sure the trip will provide inspiration for future embellished tales.

Bill has written four Key West tropical misadventure, fictional books that feature Cuban themes. This will be the first time he has actually traveled to Cuba and the experience should provide a treasure trove of information and color for future Tropical Adventure books. Bill is looking forward to meeting the Cuban people and seeing how they like his works.

His books are available on Amazon.com or visit his author page on Amazon.

Local author holds book signing at Fort Indiantown Gap

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Local author Bill Ciccotti held a book signing of his World War II action thiller “The Dead Never Sleep,” at the Battle of the Bulge Living History Commemoration at Fort Indiantown Gap Jan. 25-29. The event was especially meaningful since Bill’s father, Angelo M. Ciccotti fought in that historic conflict.

Ciccotti’s book, which he describes as historical fiction, takes place in the Ardennes Forest where a group of worn-out GIs slowed the Nazi war machine down during the end of German Operation Mist.

Ciccotti explains, “On Dec. 16, 1944, Adolf Hitler launched a massive counterattack against Allied forces who were freezing in the forests of Belgium. The troops were caught totally off-guard when more than a quarter million crack German troops and high quality tanks descended upon their positions, led the the elite XLVII Panzer Corps.

“Hitler launched his final gamble on these snow-covered forests, thinking the “inferior” Americans would just give up. But the Allied troops stopped the Nazis cold in small forgotten towns and battles.”

Ciccotti said his book was met with rave reviews and applause during the three days of festivities at Indiantown Gap. The signing event was a lot of fun, and many of the reenactors enjoyed how the book presents the daily life of the average soldier, “Not as heroes, just average guys who had a job to do and did their best to get it done,” as Ciccotti says. “Friendships bonded and tragically ripped away were part of every snowy day.”

Ciccotti’s previous book topics have included family life in the 1960s, Key West adventures, mob crime stories, and World War II historical fiction. He is currently working on several Western dime novelettes, two follo-up Worold War II stories continuing the exploits of Baker Company, and many more Key West Tropical Adventure books.

For more information, look at the book section of Amazon.com.

UNICO meeting features presentation and book signing

Richard Muti Book Signing

At a recent meeting of the Keystone Chapter of UNICO, Richard Muti gave his CENT’ANNI, THE SINATRA LEGEND AT 100 presentation and book signing.  Muti gave a great presentation with several anecdotes that were new for many in the audience.  Ironically, that night was the same night that Frank Sinatra Jr. died.

Standing from left are William Dougherty, Cathy Gerard, President John Mecca, Mary Rinaldi, PA II District Governor Mark McDade, Cathy Bianchi, Author Richard Muti and Marie Scaringi.