There's No Place Like (Nursing) Home

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About the author

Paul Tedesco

I am a former pastor and administrator at a human services organization, holding a Master of Divinity degree. I have been a weekly columnist for The Catholic Spirit, a contributor to The National Catholic Reporter, and an invited headline guest on ABC 20/20 and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio network. 

Reading has been my passion since before I can remember. My brother carried a bat and ball. I carried a book. I still do. Lots of them. Some of them now have my name attached as the author. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing. From an early age, I loved the act of creating - characters, scenes, stories - something that didn't exist before and now, at the point of my pen, did. Later it was a journal. After that a column in a newspaper, articles in others, and radio and TV. Now it's books. Fiction, mostly. I love a good story. I hope you will too. It's all about 'imagination,' isn't it? Yours and mine. When a writer and reader 'imagine' together, the world gets exponentially bigger - and a lot more fun to boot! I try to create stories that take me 'somewhere else.' I try to write something I would enjoy reading. Most especially, I try to write what I hope you will enjoy reading. If you don't, I still enjoyed doing the writing. If you do, it's the Fourth of July every day!

My books are under two names, P.E. Tedesco for fiction, and Paul Tedesco for non-fiction.

Papal Audience - A Thriller spins a fast-moving tale of evil infiltrating the Vatican at the highest level, with the life of both the Pope and the President of the United States hanging in the balance.

There's No Place Like (Nursing) Home - Stories of Dementia, Dying and Peeing on the Christmas Tree is a brief memoir of real events - heart-rending and funny alike - surrounding my mother's two-plus years in a nursing home, what dementia did to a once-beautiful mind and personality, and how we coped. I wrote it in hopes of helping others currently - or in the future - traversing the same troubled seas.