Vin Dacquino appeared as a guest on an episode of THE DEAD FILES aired on Friday, August 17 at 10 pm on the Travel channel (Channel 170 in our area) Check it out on line.
MEET THE AUTHORS III
Vin Dacquino the host of "Let's Talk Writing", presents a group of 40 writers at the third "Meet the Writers" event at the Mahopac Public Library. A diverse group of authors introduce themselves and talk about their writing.
Taped on Feb 12, 2013 (click below)
Thanks to producer Linda Shaw, member of the Mahopac Writers' group, area writers will get the opportunity to share their passion for reading and writing. Many of the members of the Mahopac Writers Group have already expressed interest in speaking out and reaching out to the Comcast viewing area. Linda did a terrific job in organizing all of this and in helping us create a writers' forum that will take our writers a step closer to fulfilling their dream to be heard.
LET’S TALK WRITING with Vin Dacquino
COMCAST CHANNEL 8/ Mondays 7:30 to 8 PM (Click below to watch)
Episode I----Jennifer Ciotta “I, PUTIN” taped on 6/5/12
Episode II----Kathy O'Donnell /Paranormal Investigations 6/5/12
Episode III-----Robert Butler “Architecture Laid Bare” 6/26/12
Episode IV-------Milton Louis Steinberg “Drop of a Hat” 6/26/12
Episode V-------Bob Zaslow “Shakespeare rap” 7/10/12
Episode VI-------Bill Heffron “100 Harley poems” 7/10/12
Episode VII-------Joe Chiudina “Cup o” Joe” 8/1/12
Episode VIII-------Dianne Vinopoll “Poco Uno” 8/1/12
Episode IX---Jonathan Kruk “storyteller” 8/15/12
Episode X----Eric Gross “senior editor: Putnam Courier” 8/15/12
Episode XI--Richard Othmer “collab. history of p c” 9/6/12
Episode XII-------Peter Feinman “IHARE” 9/6/12
Episode XIII---Linda & AL Silbert “education publications” 9/7/12
Episode XIV-------Janus Adams “Freedom Days” 9/7/1
Episode XV-----Jeremy K. Brown “Calling off Christmas” 9/27/12
Episode XVI---- Vern Ford “Blaze poetry and more” 9/27/12
Episode XVII-- Renee Fleury of Fleury Studios 10/9/12
Episode XVIII--David Carraturo "Cameron Nation" 10/9/12
Episode XIX---E J Boesch, Greg Amato, and B Bosch 10/23/12
Episode XX---Frank Carlino, Screenwriter 10/23/12
SPECIAL EPISODE- Chris Rowlands, Children's song writer 11/14
Episode XXI-- Vince O'Reilly, author, "Byzantine Empire" 11/16
Episode XXII--Steve Mattson, "Adventures Around Putnam" 11/16
Episode XXIII--- Dorothy Killackey "Musings" 11/28
Episode XXIV- Sheila McGlarrey "Mourning the Loss of A Living Child"
Episode XXV- Nolan J Reynolds 12/18/12 Click to watch episode
Episode XXVI Colette Martin "Allergen Free Cooking" 12/18/12 Click below:
Episode XXVII Carol Bailey and Libby Baker "DAR" 1/8/13
Episode XXVIII Dorothy Campbell- "Forget Not---" 1/8/13
Episode XXIX David Steinberg- Hiking the road to ruins 1/18/13
Episode XXX Karl Milde- "Thriller Writer" 1/18/13 CLICK BELOW
Episode XXXI Alex Forbes "Award winning songwriter 2/4/13
Episode XXXII Bob Berry- illustrator/author CLICK BELOW 2/4/13
Episode XXXIII Bob Zaslow and his Shakespeare Rappers 2/18/13
Episode XXXIV Rosemary Lajoie- Poet- 2/26/13
Episode XXXV Reginald White- County Archivist 2/26/13
Episode XXXVI Sybil Ludington Ogden Read by Vin Dacquino 3/18/13
Episode XXXVII David DeRita - Reporter 3/19/13
Episode XXXVIII- Jeff Edrich- Poet 4/9/13
Episode XXXIX Victor Moore - Producer 4/9/13
Episode XL Carol Heady 4/29
Episode XLI Roberta Silman 4/29
Episode XLII Susan Berliner 5/1
Episode XLIII Jim McGuire 5/1
SPECIAL: Chris Rowlands 5/1
Episode XLIV Dr. Andy Rose 5/21
Episode XLV Bob Taggart 5/21
Episode XLVI Elaine Mellon 5/28
Episode XLVII Mirna Santiago
Return of the Cicada by V T. Dacquino
NEW NOVEL TACKLES BULLIES AND TOLERANCE
List Price: $12.95
5.5" x 8.5" (13.97 x 21.59 cm) Black & White on Cream paper 218 pages ISBN-13: 978-1463626853 ISBN-10: 1463626851 BISAC: Fiction
Seeing the three names on the grave stone reminded Izzy of the flower she carried. Today was June 7. Carefully she set the flower on the patch of ground. “I don’t know if you’re even in there, Damien. But happy seventeenth birthday anyway. I hope that somewhere there’s a celebration for you. And I hope that you’re at peace with your father and mother.” And then there was an unmistakable noise behind her. She turned quickly to see a stranger. He was young enough to be a teenager, but he was thin and sickly and his clothes and hair were drenched from the rain. His face was almost frightening... This is a moving story of a 15 year old emotionally distressed girl who assists a 17 year old boy dying of AIDS. In the last weeks of Damien's life, Izzy must help him defeat the bully who destroyed his family's life.
Vincent Dacquino was a guest on national TV in the Travel Network's ""Dead Files" aired on August 27, 2012. He hosts his own television show called "Let's Talk Writing" which airs on Comcast Channel 8, Mondays from 7:30 PM to 8 PM. He is the author of several books for young children, including the popular young adult novel Kiss the Candy Days Good-Bye, a Dell/Yearling paperback. In this exciting novel of a twelve year old with diabetes, Jimmy James must learn to deal with the new changes in his life. On August 15, 2010, Dacquino released the sequel to this book, Kiss the Candy Days Hello. In this book, thirteen year old J.J. learns the trials and tribulations of attending a summer camp for children with diabetes and discovers that he is a special kind of normal. Mr. Dacquino is the founder of the Peanut Butter and Jelly Writing Academy and has made numerous appearances at schools and historical sites based on his adult biography, Sybil Ludington: The Call to Arms. A "classroom-ready version" of this book, Sybil Ludington: Discovering the Life of a Revolutionary War Hero, for fourth and fifth grade students, was released in May 2008. The book includes exercises in DBQ's and is published by Purple Mountain Press.
Dacquino has also released a book with The History Press on several ghosts of New York. In Hauntings of the Hudson River Valley: An Investigative Journey, readers will read: the confession of George Denny, hanged in Putnam county in 1844; tales of the haunted Smalley's Inn, still open to diners in Carmel, New York; the tale of Chief Nimham, massacred in Van Cortland Park in 1778: and more. The book was released for Halloween 2007 but continues to be a popular topic for his October presentations today.
Mr. Dacquino has addressed English teachers at annual conferences at the county, state and national levels and has presented at BOCES Young Adult Conferences for over twenty-five years. He has been a teacher in Westchester County for over 35 years and is recently retired as the director of the BEPT Teacher Center serving the Pelham, Eastchester, and Tuckahoe School Districts. He retired from teaching in 2007 to dedicate more time to his writing and lecturing but has taken various teaching assignments in Westchester schools. He has recently completed an assignment at the Pelham Middle School in Pelham, NY. He resides with his wife, June, in Mahopac, NY.
Is your school or community organization looking for a speaker or visiting author? Are you looking for a writing workshop or program on Sybil Ludington and/or the American Revolution for your students? Need a professional development workshop for your teachers? Are you in need of an assembly on tolerance or bullying? If so, Join the Revolution! Mr. Dacquino is booking now for 2011 and 2012. Email for more information at 'VTD1234@aol.com' or click here to reserve a date and time. For immediate attention, call ,(845) 206-7703,.