Don Greco, author

“[Stories]  should illuminate the human condition.”

–D Greco

NEW! From Author, Don Greco!

What ever Happened to Smooth Tongued Cats

“What Ever Happened to The Smooth-Tongued Cats?” is a tender, heartwarming story for children and their families. The principal characters in the story are a cat named Pete and a nine-year-old boy named Lukey, who adopted him. Pete seems to have a lot of troubles such as other cats not liking him, and nobody, especially Lukey, can figure out why. Pete often gets into cat fights and sometimes gets hurt and has to be taken to a veterinarian. So what can be done about Pete and Lukey’s cat troubles? Can you guess why Lukey and his family can’t figure this out? This story teaches children that if friends and families are patient and loving, they can learn to help a loving cat like Pete deal with troubles.

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