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, performer, and playwright, John Biscello, has lived in the high-desert grunge-wonderland of Taos, New Mexico since 2001. He is the author of four novels, Broken Land, a Brooklyn Tale, Raking the Dust, Nocturne Variations, and No Man’s Brooklyn; a collection of stories, Freeze Tag, two poetry collections, Arclight and Moonglow on Mercy Street; and a fable, The Jackdaw and the Doll, illustrated by Izumi Yokoyama. He also adapted classic fables, which were paired with the vintage illustrations of artist, Paul Bransom, for the collection: Once Upon a Time, Classic Fables Reimagined. His produced, full-length plays include: LOBSTERS ON ICE, ADAGIO FOR STRAYS, THE BEST MEDICINE, ZEITGEIST, U.S.A., and WEREWOLVES DON’T WALTZ.
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