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Where in the Blogsphere is Anthony S. Policastro?

My blog tour for both of my novels, Dark End of the Spectrum and Absence of Faith has… Continue

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 9:34pm

Think Outside of the Bookstore Box

I recently attended a friend of mine's book launch and signing at a local coffee house here in Raleigh, NC and I found it highly successful.

Martin Brossman, the author of… Continue

Posted on August 25, 2009 at 10:17pm

Never Judge a Book by its Genre

By Anthony S. Policastro

My newest book, Dark End of the Spectrum has received several reviews and they have caused me to nearly fall off my chair when I heard them.

When I finished writing the… Continue

Posted on July 28, 2009 at 10:01pm

Simon & Schuster's eBook Venture will Fail

By Anthony S. Policastro

Simon & Schuster will now sell its most popular titles as eBooks on Great news! A major publishing house is going digital.

But they are doomed to failure.

They think readers will pay 20% off the list price of a book's most recent… Continue

Posted on June 18, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

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Something About Me and My Book:
Anthony S. Policastro has been writing all his life.

The publication of his first novel is the pinnacle of his work having previously published articles in The New York Times, American Photographer and other national, regional, and local publications.

Policastro was the former editor-in-chief of Carolina Style magazine, a regional lifestyle publication similar to Southern Living magazine. He was a former journalist, photographer, and webmaster.

The author’s background is in technology, business intelligence, and communications. He is the former senior business analyst for, the largest do-it-yourself publisher in the world headquartered in Raleigh, NC.

A member of the Backspace writers group, he has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Creative Writing and a BA in American Studies both from Penn State University.

His short essay on “What does it mean to be an American family” won in the Borders books contest to promote the movie and book, Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri.

He currently writes a blog with Michael Neff, creator and editor of the Webdelsol and Algonkian websites, about writers’ issues called The Writer’s Edge. Policastro and Neff have been referred to as the Ebert and Roeper of the literary scene with their point/counterpoint posts.

He has two BA degrees - one in Creative Writing, and another in American Studies from Penn State University, both of which have greatly enhanced his writing career.

Born in New Jersey, he now lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with his wife. He has two sons and a daughter.

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