Interview with Joe Attanasio

Published December 31, 2014 by paulandpaulasbooks

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This week’s interview is with Joe Attanasio, author of several historical fiction novels and — a new one for the blog — a book of poetry.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERATell us a bit about yourself, Joe.

I am the oldest of eight siblings born in Buffalo, New York. I had five sister and two brothers. I dropped out of high school in my junior year and joined the army at the age of seventeen. I spent three years in the army including a one year tour in Vietnam from 1967-1968.

My older brother served in Nam the same time frame. What did you do after your service?

I married a girl from California and lived there for 35 years before returning to New York. I was a meat cutter and then manager for most of that time working in various grocery stores. We have a grown daughter who lives out of state. I…

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