About the author

Al Marsiglia

<p></p><p></p><p>A Very Short Biography of</p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;Al Marsiglia</p><p></p><p></p><p>I am a &ldquo;late bloomer&rdquo; and I believe my life to date is an asset, mainly because it has given me so many diverse experiences that I can use to color and shade my writing.</p><p></p><p>When I lived in New York, I did some acting on TV.</p><p></p><p>Currently in Raleigh North Carolina I have been cast locally in television commercials, feature films shooting in the area, and community theater productions.</p><p>When I was a youngster growing up in New York, I was made aware by teachers and contemporaries of a talent I had for writing, though I did not have special instruction in that area.</p><p>About two years ago I read about a young woman, who without formal training and by just reading a book about screenwriting was able to write and sell a screenplay to a major company. The story inspired me to follow her lead.</p><p></p><p>I purchased every publication on the subject that I could get my hands on and immersed myself in them. I also purchased a screenwriting software program on Ebay.</p><p>I have since written three feature length screenplays and one short screenplay.</p><p><strong>My screenplay, Contract Pending placed as a semi finalist in the 2008 Disney Writing Fellowship Awards. It also placed as a semi finalist in the 2007 Fade In Magazine&rsquo;s screenplay contest.</strong></p><p><strong>My screenplay Bronx Park East was a quarter finalist in the 15</strong><strong>th</strong><strong> Annual Writer&rsquo;s Network Screenplay and Fiction Competition.</strong></p><p><strong>Full Throttle is my third screenplay.</strong></p><p>I have published two novels and one pasta cookbook and still going.</p><p></p><p></p>