Broken Land at Ten

This month marks the ten-year anniversary of my novel: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale. I am feeling a bit sentimental about this ghostly noir tale, not only because it was the first time I experienced having a novel published (I went from being a writer to being an author, a confirmation which hit home in a most beautiful way), but also because of this book’s twisty-turney journey over the past decade.

It was originally published by CSF Publishing, with this being the original cover, and then was briefly orphaned before I resurrected it on my own through Amazon with a new cover, created by the artist, Cris Qualiana. From there, the book was picked up by Zharmae Publishing, only to find itself orphaned once more when Zharmae folded.

At that point, I thought Broken Land might become a spectral resident of a literary bardo, but it found a new home with Unsolicited Press where it continues to live today.

I recently completed a screenplay of Broken Land, which I have been submitting to festivals and competitions, with a hope of one day seeing Salvo and the rest of Broken Land’s motley crew of characters on the big screen.

About John Biscello

Originally from Brooklyn, NY, writer, poet, spoken word performer, and playwright, John Biscello now lives in Taos, New Mexico. He is the author of three novels: Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, and Nocturne Variations, and a collection of stories, Freeze Tag. His fiction and poetry has appeared in: Art Times, nthposition, The Wanderlust Review, Ophelia Street, Caper, Polyphony, Dilate, Militant Roger, Chokecherries, Farmhouse, BENT, The 555 Collective, Instigator, Brass Sopaipilla, The Iconoclast, Adobe Walls, Kansas City Voices, and the Tishman Review. His blog--Notes of an Urban Stray--can be read at Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale was named Underground Book Reviews 2014 Book of the Year.
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