Don Greco, author

“[Stories]  should illuminate the human condition.”

–D Greco

Dear Reader,

Thank you for your interest in my stories.  I am the author of four novels of the five-part Youngstown Quintet.  The last (fifth) book in the series will be available in 2021.  If you are interested in novels about real people who find themselves in good stories, then I ask you to consider reading my stories in the Quintet.

My approach to writing is that stories should do some important things.  Here are a few:

  • They should illuminate the human condition. (That’s a fancy way of saying that you should really learn something about life by reading them.);
  • They should be pleasing to read.  (That is, they should not be wordy or dense or boring.);
  • The characters should be people you can know and understand, whether they are good or evil.  (That is, they should not be fantastical beings you can hardly imagine, but be people that you have known or could know in your own life.).
  • You should feel glad to have read the story, that it awakened in you some understanding of your own life, and that the story begins and ends to your satisfaction.

Hope you enjoy my books,

Don Greco


Gary Dale C.

“Don Greco, I believe has written a book that should have a wide readership and should cut across the book reader demographics. I could just as easily imagined reading this at age sixteen as I have read it this year, as I am almost forty-two years old. Because of its message and the quality of its story, and writing I would recommend this as a good gift for those people close to you, those who you love. Recommended!”

Kirkus Reviews

“An intense, uplifting third novel from [Don] Greco that maps an unlikely friendship as it confronts adulthood, prejudice, and the mistreatment of the mentally ill.”

Thomas M.

“I found Draceaena Marginata, a lively story that unfolds nicely and is not tiresome to read. The reading is helped in a technical sense with a little larger type and ample line spacing. One of the high compliments I could place on the book is your grandmother would like reading it. I highly recommend the book.”

Kindle Customer

The Malandrine was an excellently written story of love, family relationships, and revenge. It captivated me beginning to end. The characters were people that you care about. I highly recommend this novel.”

Cyrus W.

“This is one of those books that men and women can rally around and enjoy, especially as a summer read. Giving you a little bit of everything life has to offer, Tommy the Quarterback, keeps your attention from beginning to end.”