Announcing My New Audio Book – Let Me Be Frank – Written By Don Massenzio

Don Massenzio’s second Frank Rozzani-novel is available as an audio book. This is amazing! I read the entire Frank-Rozzani series and I’m eagerly waiting for the next one! These novels are great!

I am proud to announce that my book, Let me be Frank, has been released in audiobook format. This is the second book in the Frank Rozzani detective series.

Here is a synopsis:

A young girl is senselessly murdered. The police believe the murder to be a random homeless casualty until it is discovered she has ties to Fat Sam and his mysterious past life in the Big Easy.

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Announcing My New Audio Book – Let Me Be Frank

Featured Author – Interview – The return of Don Massenzio

don_massenzio_author_picWelcome back!


You were a guest on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’ before, where we learned about writing in your life and your projects.


Let’s see what you can tell us today: 




  1. Are you still writing in the same genre as you did before, and if not, why did you switch – or would you ever think to change genres?  

Interestingly enough, a couple of months before last year’s interview, I had released a terrorist thriller Blood Orange which, after writing three detective mystery novels, was a change in genre. I have since released another two detective mysteries, but I am writing a follow-up to that thriller as readers seemed to like the main character and his team. It will, however, crossover into the universe of my detective novels.


  1. Please, tell us a little about your writing process. 

It’s chaotic. I work full-time in a 50-60 hour per week consulting job that has me traveling 45 weeks per year. I’m not a good hotel sleeper so I spend much of my travel and insomnia time writing. I write whenever I have free moments. This makes continuity a challenge sometimes, especially because I’m not a traditional outliner. But, hey, I was able to publish three books last year, so it works for me.


  1. What is important to know for young, new authors and writers? 

Great question. My advice would, just do it. My eight-year-old came to one of my book signings and said she wanted to write a book someday. With my help, she published her first children’s book a couple of months ago, and now she has the fever to do it again. If my writing accomplishes nothing else, I’m truly happy.


  1. Your experience in the writing world, do you think it has already taken you where you wanted to go? 

Writing takes me away from the real world and that is exactly where I want to go occasionally. In terms of success, I’m happy with where my sales place on Amazon for the moment. Would I like to take it to a higher level of success? Of course. I don’t know many authors that wouldn’t, but I am content when I look at my bookcase and see my name on a book.


  1. In your opinion, are you a writer or an author – and what is the difference for you? 

I am both. A Writer puts word on the page. An author lets other people read those words.


  1. Please, tell us about your projects again. Was there progress since the last interview or are there even completely new projects? 

I have published two more books in my Frank Rozzani detective series since the last interview on your blog. I have a follow-up to Blood Orange written and going through the polishing stage and ideas for more ‘Frank’ books on the way. There will always be new projects until I run out of time to complete them.


Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!! 



Contact Don:


Twitter: @dmassenzio

Amazon Author Page:


Web Site:


Don Massenzio Books:

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Author Spotlight – Don Massenzio

Author - Don Massenzio - smallWelcome!


  1. When did you start writing? 

I’ve been writing ever since I could read. I’ve been writing in a business setting for over 30 years. I’m frequently called upon to create and edit corporate communications. I have run large teams that were responsible for creating large documents. As for creative writing, I’ve only been published for the past two years or so. My first publication was a short story that was accepted for “Down in the Dirt” magazine. I then completed my first novel in April of 2014 and am about to release my sixth this coming April, 2016.


  1. What motivates you to write? 

It’s therapeutic. I travel a lot and that is a tough thing for me. I’m a homebody and miss my family and suffer from homesickness. Writing fills the time that I can’t sleep, when I’m stuck in airports and on long flights.


  1. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?

My first three books were detective/crime fiction. My fourth book was a terrorism thriller. I also released a book of short stories that crosses other genres. I prefer to write detective/crime fiction because that is one of my preferred genres to read.



  1. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?

My goal is to foster a group of readers that enjoy my work in the short term. My long-term goal, after 32 years in corporate America, I would love for the writing, blogging, and publishing to become a retirement type business to keep me busy and supplement my income.


  1. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?

Because my writing time is so limited (I work a 50-60 hour per week job), writer’s block isn’t something I can deal with. I usually have multiple writing projects going so I can hop from project to project if I get stuck on one.



  1. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors? 

Keep writing. Keep working on improving your writing. Don’t get discouraged. Share your writing with others. I wish I had the courage to share my writing earlier in life. I published my first novel at 51 years old.



  1. Please, tell us about your work. 

I have a three book detective series based on my Frank Rozzani detective character. I also have a terrorism thriller titled, Blood Orange along with a book of short stories called Random Tales.


Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!!




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Buying Links


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