"Home at Laay" is a 2014 Scars Publications poetry and prose book with material from assorted writers and artists, as the May/June 2014 issue release of the literary magazine "Down in the Dirt" (http://scars.tv/dirt). Starting in 2014 "Down in the Dirt" magazine is being released every other month as a 6"x9" perfect-bound paperback book, with not only it's usual ISSN# (ISSN# 1554-9623 and Internet ISSN# 1554-9666), but also an ISBN#. In honor of the 2014 ISBN# issue/book releases, all issues now carry a title to accompany the new format, reflecting the writing inside the book as well as the cover design. Writers and artists included in this Scars Publications. perfect-bound 6" x 9" ISBN# paperback book include Robley Browne, Allan Onik, A. C. Lippert, Jon Brunette, Elly Moore, Don Massenzio, Fritz Hamilton, David Hernandez, Robert Crowl, Eric Burbridge, William Masters, Liam C. Calhoun, Roger G. Singer, Meredith Wilshere, Allen M Weber, Bradford Middleton, John Grey, Fred Miller, Mike Brennan, Damian Sebouhian, Holly Day, Caleb Holbrook, Stanley M Noah, Anna Maria Hansen, and Janet Kuypers.
Don Massenzio was born in Syracuse, New York, to first generation Italian American parents. He is an avid reader. Some of his favorite authors include Harlan Coben, David Morrell, Stephen King, and Hugh Howey. His favorite book of all time is 'To Kill a Mockingbird'.
Don began writing as a way to combat the long hours of travel and numerous hotel stays that are part of the 'glamorous' world of corporate travel. He uses writing as a therapeutic outlet. He recently took the jump to sharing his work with others.
His first published long work is the novel, Frankly Speaking. It is the first in what will hopefully be a series of books focused on the character, Frank Rozzani, a Florida private detective. The book is a throwback to the days of pulp detective novels with a tip of the hat to Jim Rockford from 70's television and The Rockford Files.
Prior to finishing this book, his published work was comprised of short stories that will be merged into a collection in the near future.