Greco, Sal 1947–

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GRECO, Sal 1947–

PERSONAL: Born November 15, 1947, in Pittsburgh, PA; son of Sam and Ann (Hadavanic) Greco; married August 1, 1969; wife's name Terri (an administrative secretary); children: Steven, Lisa Diaz, Amy DelSignore. Ethnicity: "Italian." Education: Duquesne University, B.S.B.A., 1969. Politics: Republican. Religion: Roman Catholic.

ADDRESSES: Home and office—c/o Author Mail, Avanti Associates, 250 Pine Mountain Lane, Wexford, PA 15090.

CAREER: Worked in computer sales for companies in Pittsburgh, PA, 1969–90; CD Trader (videotape and compact disc store), Pittsburgh, owner, 1992–98; writer, 1998–. Butler Arc, member of board of directors.


Left for Dead (nonfiction), Avanti Associates (Wexford, PA), 2003.

Former newspaper columnist. Contributor to periodicals.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Abduction; a screenplay based on Left for Dead.

SIDELIGHTS: Sal Greco told CA: "I took some writing classes in the mid-eighties. I like using humor. I had a humor column in a newspaper for a year. I wrote other articles and humorous pieces for various publications. I like character-driven books and movies. I like to write dialogue.

"My writing process begins with a tablet. I draft my stories and then enter them into the computer. After that I revise and revise.

"My first book was based on the true life of a mobster turned minister. I like to write real stories about real people."