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


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!”

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.”

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.”

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.”