VJ Books Presents Author Robert Ferrigno!
Robert Ferrigno was born in Florida in 1984. He is an American author of crime novels and of speculative fiction.
After earning a college degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Creative Writing, he thought that he would be happy being a college professor, writing dense, literary novels which to assign to his students. He found, however, that being a professor was mostly a matter of going to meetings, and instead went back to his first love, poker.
Ferrigno spent the next five years gambling full-time and living in a high-crime area populated by starving artists, alcoholics and petty criminals. After a time, he got restless and used some of his winnings to start a punk rock magazine called "The Rocket."
The success of "The Rocket" got him a job as a feature writer for a daily newspaper in Southern California, where he took the adventure-and-new-money beat. Over the next seven years he flew with the Blue Angels, drove Ferraris and went for desert survival training with gun nuts.
He ultimately gave up his day job to become a novelist, and his first book, The Horse Latitudes, was called "the fiction debut of the season" by Time magazine. Ferrigno is best known for his entertaining writing style, which combines quirky characters with strong plots and sharp dialogue.
Ferrigno currently lives in Washington state.
Robert Ferrigno Bibliography
The Horse Latitudes (1990)
- Cheshire Moon (1993)
- Dead Man's Dance (1995)
- Dead Silent (1996)
- Heartbreaker (1999)
- Flinch (2001)
- Scavenger Hunt (2003)
- The Wake-Up (2004)
- Prayers for the Assassin (2006)
- Sins of the Assassin (2008)
- Heart of the Assassin (2009)
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