My name is Augustus Cileone. I was born in South Philadelphia. I now live in a suburb of Philadelphia. I attended Temple University. I have a Master’s Degree in English and teacher certifications in elementary and secondary education. I won a fiction contest sponsored by Oak Tree Press which published my first novel, A Lesson in Murder. I won first prize for fiction at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference in 2007 and a short story award at the same conference in 2010. I was cited for honorable mention in the Stage Play Script category of the 78thAnnual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. One of my short stories has been accepted for publication by Don Ron Books, and will be included in their volume entitled South Philly Fiction. I was also cited for honorable mention by Annual Art Affair for one of my short stories. I worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs and am now retired. I am a widower with one adult child. In addition to writing and reading, I enjoy taking courses in film studies and traveling.
Eat, drink, and be merry? It’s more like eat, drink, and be miserable. Feast or Famine is a novel which depicts what happens when the tension between the Catholic Church’s restrictions on self-indulgence and the Italian des... Available Now!
Feast or Famine
When a wealthy benefactor and alumnus of Eastern Friends School in Pennsylvania is found murdered, details at the scene prompt Lt. Frank DiSalvo to introduce himself at a faculty meeting. There he meets Maxwell Hunter, an English teacher who li... Available Now!