If you’ve read many author biographies, you are aware that most authors knew at a young age that they wanted to be writers. That’s not the case for Frank Martorana; he never wanted, nor expected, to be a writer. From the time he stopped wanting to be a cowboy, all he ever wanted to be was a veterinarian. He loved, and did well, in science classes, especially biology. Humanities, like literature and writing? Not so much.
Martorana grew up in New York's Capital District —mostly in Colonie and Burnt Hills.
When he graduated from the Veterinary College at Cornell University, his plan was to hire on in a practice for a year or two, make his “rookie mistakes” under their reputation, and then start a practice of his own. To that end, he joined the Cazenovia Animal Hospital, a thriving central NY mixed cattle, horse, and pet practice. The only problem is— he never left. Over the years he morphed from the rookie in constant need of mentoring, to the old man who has mentored a handful of bright young veterinarians that followed after him.
Taking on Lucinda is Martorana's debut mystery/thriller. Books two and three in the Kent Stephenson Thriller series are titled Simpatico’s Gift and The Color of Wounds. They will follow soon. For updates visit frankmartorana.com.