He has had more than 50 short stories published worldwide. He has four other books in print: novels Close to the Edge, Adjustments and Killing, and story collection A Hitch in Twilight.
Employed in data entry in the commodity trading business in Manhattan for nearly 25 years, until 2007, he stills lives in Brooklyn, where he promotes his work on the streets.
He has accounts at several social media sites. Many of his short stories are available on the web for free. Google his name to find them.
And now from the author himself:
I started writing in November 1975. Ninety-five percent of my work is a relating of my experiences in the bittersweet mystery of life. The other five percent is comprised of Twilight Zone-type stories, screenplays and the occasional essay on music, film or life.
For 20 years I wrote or revised what I wrote 365 days a year. I was unpublished for the first 13 of those, until I landed a short story in a small press magazine.
Publication remained irregular until the late 90’s, when I finally heeded the advice of friends and went online. That resulted in having at least one story published per year.
By then I had also completed nine novels. I had one of them accepted by a small press firm in NYC in the mid 90’s, but the publisher reneged. In 2000 I decided to self publish it. I’d suffered a broken heart and needed something positive to focus on. The experience prepared me for the publication of my next three books through small press houses. Although my overall sales have been disappointing, I continue to submit.
The writer’s life often seems akin to banging one’s head against the wall. For some reason I continue the futile quest. Despite paltry sales, I’ve had another novel accepted by small press. I so appreciate the publisher taking a chance on it, as it is rife with political incorrectness, as was my previous. It is based in large part on personal experience, my work on the floor of the Commodity Exchange in Manhattan, a unique world filled with diverse personalities.
I also have an American version of James Joyce’s Ulysses on file, although I found that classic so difficult. I wonder if I understood even ten percent of it. It was at once fun and scary to delve into the subconscious. One risks being taken for a weirdo, but that has been the case with all of my books except my short story collection.
Tales of suspense and the supernatural seem to be taken as fun, the product of the imagination, escape from reality. Works which look into the souls of humans are troubling in that they force readers to look reality in the face.
I enjoy entertainment, but when I read or write I prefer to look into the souls of characters, even when they veer into a chilling darkness.
You can find more about Vic and his writing via…
- Vic’s Third Novel (Print): http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Vic-Fortezza/dp/0615604587
- Vic’s Third Novel (Kindle): http://www.amazon.com/Killing-ebook/dp/B006520M64
- Vic’s Website: http://members.tripod.com/vic_fortezza/Literature/
- Vic’s Short Story Collection: http://www.amazon.com/Hitch-Twilight-Tales-Warped-Imagination/dp/0984098410
- Vic’s 2nd Novel: http://www.abebooks.com/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=4999339710
- Vic’s 1st Novel: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000274877/Close-to-the-Edge.aspx
- Vic’s Blog: http://vicfortezza.blogspot.com/
- Vic’s Screenplay on Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/All-Hallows-ebook/dp/B0083TT2PY and http://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Hallows-ebook/dp/B0083TT2PY
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