Author: Dario

Dead Men Naked is (almost) out.

It’s always hard for me, as an indie author, to advertise myself. I’m usually very vocal about things I do like – books, movies, tech gadgets – and very critical of things I do not like. To me, endorsing something I like comes easy. But I’m crap at advertising myself. All the shenanigans about “Hey!

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Beautiful Losers, Issue #1

We did it!  The issue 1 of the Literary Magazine I’m working on together with a bunch of incredible people is out! One year after our first meeting – look at all the road we’ve traveled! Thanks to all the artists that submitted, thanks to all the readers – now go there, and enjoy the

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Dario Cannizzaro

Originally posted on Of Pens & Paper:
Back in September the wonderful Dario Cannizzaro approached me to review his first published collection of short stories: Of Life, Death, Aliens and Zombies. And no, I’m not usually the type of person to read about zombies! But I gave it a go, and was quite astonished at the level of…

What genre do I write in?

One early morning, I wrote the two magical words THE END after finishing the last chapter of my novel, Dead Men Naked. Then I learned that THE END was not there yet. Sure, the story was over, but I discovered pretty soon that something else just started: the endless quest for a definition. If you’ve

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Live inside our dream [live event]

My friend, poet exquisite Mr. Kevin Bateman, has a knack for gathering together great minds in spiritual places all around my favourite island. This time, Kevin organised a great event called “Live Inside our Dream” at the Blackrock Castle and observatory, in Cork City, Ireland, and I’ve had the honour of being one of the participants,

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On short stories

One of my favourite authors once said: I’m not interested in writing short stories. Anything that doesn’t take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth. Cormac McCarthy Of course I read this quote exactly when I was writing short stories again. At that particular point, he almost convinced me that

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Why I write regularly

I started writing when I was very young. My first tale, The Mystery of the Mysterious Mystery Woman, started when I was seven, was also the first story to end up in the metaphorical drawer – believe it or not, a seven-year-old doesn’t have the time and focus to finish a full story. Years later,

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Of Life, Deaths, Aliens and Zombies by Dario Cannizzaro Review

Originally posted on Lynsey James:
Blurb Misnomer on purpose, this amazing debut rocks nine short and amusing stories – a Zombie Apocalypse without zombies; the Vatican announcing contact with Aliens; a heroin junkie that loves poetry; a timeless love, and much more. Ordinary characters facing extraordinary situations, dry humor, philosophical musing dressed as whimsical, offhand…