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Gender Male
Occupation Word Processor, Author
Location Fords, New Jersey
Introduction Charlie delivered papers, unloaded watermelons, cooked at McDonalds, cleaned dishes at a catering hall, worked in a cardboard factory, rolled posters, worked in his father’s head shop, was a bouncer, worked security, buffed hallways, cleaned apartments, humped sheetrock, was a ten year union window cleaner atop Manhattan’s skyscrapers, was a word processing operator-supervisor-manager and director, coached football, has had novels published here, Russia, Italy, Poland, Mexico and the UK, and did that knockaround stuff for 18 years before meeting his wife, the woman who straightened him out (in a good way). He earned his MFA degree from Southern New Hampshire University at age 57. He continues to write crime novels and has expanded his horizons to include ghostwriting non-fiction—Dogfella: How an Abandoned Dog Named Bruno Turned This Mobster's Life Around--A Memoir will be published in May of 2015.
Interests Drumming, reading, powerlifting, eating.
Favorite Movies Blue Velvet, Barfly, The Gambler, The Pope of Greenwich Village, Cinema Paradiso, La Vita Bella, 2 Days in the Valley, Goodfellas, Casablanca, Popey, etc. ...
Favorite Music Opera, blues and Jazz.
Favorite Books Most (if not all) of what these authors wrote: Malamud, Steinbeck, Hemingway, Roth, Salinger, Updike, Yates, George V. Higgins, Patricia Highsmith, David Payne and Daniel Woodrell.