Paul DeFazio, GPP ’02
Author, “Pros & Cons”
My brother and I had always talked about writing a novel inspired by our career experiences in the military, law enforcement, business and international travel. One day I told him ‘why don’t we stop talking about these stories and actually put something together.’ The result was our first suspense novel, Pros & Cons.
The goal was to see if we could write something and get it to people who would appreciate it. We sent the first 1,000 copies to U.S. troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan as gifts and have been humbled by the e-mails from soldiers expressing how much they have enjoyed the novel.
I wouldn’t have attempted to write this book without first coming to Emmanuel and improving my writing skills through a graduate degree. Emmanuel gave me the confidence to take on this challenge. The outcome has been more than I ever hoped for.