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Coastal Dunes (In-Person): Inspirations- The Genesis of a Mystery Novel
April 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
April Presenter – Tony Piazza
Topic – “Inspirations- The Genesis of a Mystery Novel.”
Tony Piazza is a Central Coast mystery writer, film historian, presenter, and veteran storyteller well-known for his passion for writing and movies.
He is the author of seven mystery novels, “Anything Short of Murder,” “A Murder Amongst Angels,” “Murder is Such Sweet Revenge,” “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon,” “Murder Will Out,” “Murder in the Cards,” and “A Murder, Well-Scripted,” all available through Amazon. Piazza’s memoir, “Bullitt Points,” from SansTree, provides a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the classic Steve McQueen movie “Bullitt” and the involvement of the Piazza family in the production. He is also a contributing author in three anthologies: “The Best of the SLO NightWriters in Tolosa Press 2009-2013,” “Deadlines: Murder & Mayhem on the California Coast” Volume 2; and “Turning Tides- Volume 4,” also numerous tales published in other periodicals.
Piazza regularly worked as an extra and stand-in on multiple Hollywood movies and television shows shot in San Francisco during the 1970s, including “Towering Inferno,” “High Anxiety,” “Magnum Force,” and “Streets of San Francisco.”
His inventory of stories reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood from that era: Clint Eastwood, Steve McQueen, Darren McGavin, Paul Newman, Karl Malden, Michael Douglas, Raymond Burr, Walter Matthau, Fred Astaire, Robert Vaughn, and Leslie Nielsen.
Piazza is a member of Mystery Writers of America, California Writer’s Club, and SLO NightWriters.
Mr. Piazza has also done many interviews for television, radio, print, and electronic media.
All of his novels are also available as an audiobook, narrated by Broadway actor James Romick. They can be found on Amazon, Audible, and I-tunes websites.
Our in-person monthly meetings are open to the public and held at the:
Nipomo Library, Community Room, 918 West Tefft Street, Nipomo, CA
Directions: From 101 northbound or southbound, take the Tefft Street exit.
Proceed west for .9 miles. At Orchard, turn right into the library parking lot.
Date/times: Saturday mornings (the first Saturday of each month unless a holiday weekend)
10:00 AM- 10:30 Check-in and Networking
10:30-10:45 CWC Announcements
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM: Featured Presentation
12:15 – 12:45: Q&A, Book Signing if applicable
Refreshments are provided; admission is free.