Dog Ears Bookstore & Café, 688 Abbott Road, Buffalo, will host author Mike Maccalupo for a book-signing event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30.
Maccalupo’s latest book, “Death by Incarceration,” is his first non-fiction novel. Released in July, this new book chronicles the life, murders, trial, incarceration and ministry of Larry Stromberg, an up-and-coming Philadelphia actor and screenwriter who murdered his wife and mother-in-law in 1996. After his conviction and sentencing to two consecutive life sentences he begins his search for God which leads him to start a ministry to spread God’s words through plays performed on stage for other convicts in the hope to bring them closer to God.
Maccalupo has been writing poetry, essays, short stories and story ideas since his early college years. From these was born “Where the Road Begins,” his first novel, which contains many of these poems and shorter pieces.
His second novel, “Murder at Ravenswood Hall,” was published spring 2012. It takes readers from Southeastern North Carolina to Western New York to find the killer of a close friend of Hap, Joanie, Slick and Susie, the main characters from the first book. This was his first murder mystery, but not his last!
The “Almost Definitive Collection Vol. 1,” released in May 2013, is a collection of short “Stories of the Macabre,” “Introspective Essays,” “Dead Dog & Other Tales” (poems) and “Husbands-in-Law” (a three-act play).
“The Allentown Murders,” his third novel (sequel to Murder at Ravenswood Hall), is a murder mystery following in the vein of his last novel. Many of the same characters will be involved in the hunt for the murderer. As with his previous novels there are historic events and well-known locations in Western New York and Southeastern North Carolina, and unusual twists that will keep you guessing as to “whodunit!”
For more information regarding the author and his books, please visit http://mjmaccalupo.com. And for more information on Dog Ears Bookstore, please call 823-2665 or visit http://dogearsbookstore.org. You can also follow Dog Ears Bookstore on Facebook for frequent updates.