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Emilio Iasiello's short-story collection Why People Do What They Do has been released!
Emilio Iasiello's short-story collection Why People Do What They Do is a compilation of ten stories in which Iasiello delves into complex and controversial topics we have seen in the news or experienced personally but most have not questioned. Each story will leave you asking questions such as "Why?", "What if?", and "Did this really happen?" Only the author knows for sure.
The stories in this collection center on people — mostly working-class men and women — who have invariably taken a wrong turn in their lives and are confronted with character-defining crises. Neighbors, mothers, sons, and brothers struggle to find balance and meaning in the face of deceit, loyalty, shame, and pride. Why People Do What They Do communicates how our decisions reveal who we are and how these decisions must be made even if they aren't the right ones.
Emilio Iasiello is the author of Chasing the Green (FEP International, 2008). His short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous academic and literary journals: Buffalo Spree Magazine, The Larcom Review, Oasis, Krater Quarterly, New York Review, Iron Horse Literary Review, The California Quarterly, The Washington Review, The Wilshire Review, and several of his short stories have been published in Writing Raw.
An avid screenwriter, he has optioned several screenplays, three of which have been produced into films: Saint Christopher (2002), P.J. (2008), and Chasing the Green (2009), which won the Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2010 Canada International Film Festival and the Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film Award at the 2009 Los Angeles Action on Film International Film Festival. P.J. received the Best Actress Award in the 2008 Miami Underground Film Festival. Dead of Knight was completed in 2010.
A devotee of the theatre, Emilio has had his stage plays produced in Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, and London, UK.
Iasiello received his Masters in Fine Arts from George Mason University. He lives in Arlington, Virginia where he pursues his passion for cooking. He is currently in the process of developing another screenplay with a producer in New York. IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/
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