Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Realistic Fiction Author Grace Mattioli Releases 'Discovery Of An Eagle'

Grace Mattioli delivers insight through story.  She writes engaging and moving tales that combine the insight and inspiration of 'The Alchemist' with the humor and quirkiness of 'A Confederacy of Dunces'

Author Grace Mattioli has announced the release of 'Discovery of an Eagle'. The new realistic fiction book delves deeply into life issues but at the same time offers witty humor combined with a dash of quirkiness.

In the story line of this humorous fiction novel, 28 year old Cosmo Greco takes his sister, Silvia, up on her offer to drive to Portland after he gets laid off from his job. This cross country story is set against the backdrop of the American road; it is filled with vivid, soulful descriptions, humor and a cast of colorful characters, such as Crazy Ted and Truck Stop Angel. Although the second book in the Greco family trilogy, 'Discovery of an Eagle' can be read as a stand-alone. Reviewers such as Kirkus and Midwest Book Review have called this work of realistic fiction a poignant and well-drawn soaring story that opens readers’ eyes to new perspectives.

"In this novel," Mattioli stated, "the protagonist, Cosmo, realizes that his death is imminent when he is in a potentially fatal car accident. This realization gives him a renewed sense of appreciation for his life and with this comes a strong desire to start making the most out of his finite time on earth. I’ve come to this same realization in my own life and it has allowed me to live my life to the fullest. Because I’ve derived such great happiness from this awareness, I wanted to share this valuable insight with the world.”

In her contemporary fiction books, Mattioli paints pictures with words. Her works are filled with vivid descriptions and her characters are extremely dimensional and unforgettable. While her realistic fiction books center around serious issues such as family relations, death and addiction, they are very humorous and fun; readers will be entertained as they gain valuable insights that they can take with them long after they have finished the last page.

"Readers will feel that they’re along on the ride in this cross country story with descriptions so vivid that they’ll be able to see the sights and hear the sounds along the way," Mattioli concluded. "They’ll experience Cosmo’s sense of wonder as he journeys from east to west and feels the world open up around him.  As one reviewer from Scotland wrote, this story is ‘beautifully crafted by the author in that you are able to get a sense of all of the places and just how different they and their peoples are...’”

Grace Mattioli is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below, or by email at grace@gracemattioli.com. Mattioli's contemporary fiction books are available at Powell’s, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and iTunes. More information on all her work is available at her website at http://www.gracemattioli.com.

About Grace Mattioli:

Grace Mattioli is the author of two realistic fiction novels: 'Olive Branches Don’t Grow On Trees' and 'Discovery of an Eagle'. She also has several pieces of flash fiction published on the UK Short Humour site. Be sure to check out the story entitled 'Something He Could See Himself In.’ She is also a finalist in '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'.

She has worked as a librarian for over 18 years and has been writing creatively since she was a child. Her favorite author is Flannery O’Connor.  Her favorite book is Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  Her favorite line of literature is from James Joyce’s The Dead:  “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”


Grace Mattioli