A.L.E.M. is one of Italy's fastest growing literary agencies that reaches far beyond it's borders representing clients in the United States, Spain, Germany, etc. A.L.E.M. specializes in the promotion of its clients through its vast services including marketing, advertising, research, media placement, special events and trade shows, manuscript translation and evaluation, as well as arbitration and joint ventures.

Founded in 2004 by ex-Apple executive and acclaimed writer, Tina Rigione, A.L.E.M. continues to prove itself as a "writer's agency" fulfilling the needs and goals of authors, collaborators, agents, co-agents and publishing houses alike. President of Cultural Association and Publishing House "Per caso sulla piazzetta" in Avellino, Italy, Tina Rigione has made A.L.E.M. into a force that promotes new and established writers in new and established markets. A.L.E.M. is present at every major Book Fair all over the world including Turin, Rome, Frankfurt, New York, etc. promoting the interests of writers in the Romance, Poetry, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy and Essay genres. A.L.E.M. is also making its presence felt online through effective internet strategies. Using traditional and innovative methods, we do our best to make sure your work gets expressed, read, packaged, and published!


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Jack Ketchum: "The girl next door" and "RED", Italian version

Ketchum has become a kind of hero to those of us who write tales of terror and suspense. He is, quite simply, one of the best in the business. Stephen King.

Jack Ketchum is the pseudonym for a former actor, singer, teacher, literary agent, lumber salesman, and soda jerk -- a former flower child and baby boomer who figures that in 1956 Elvis, dinosaurs and horror probably saved his life. His first novel, Off Season, prompted the Village Voice to publicly scold its publisher in print for publishing violent pornography. He personally disagrees but is perfectly happy to let you decide for yourself. His short story The Box won a 1994 Bram Stoker Award from the HWA, his story Gone won again in 2000 - and in 2003 he won Stokers for both best collection for Peaceable Kingdom and best long fiction for Closing Time. He has written eleven novels, the latest of which are Red, Ladies' Night, and The Lost. His stories are collected in The Exit At Toledo Blade Boulevard, Broken on the Wheel of Sex, and Peaceable Kingdom. His novella The Crossings was cited by Stephen King in his speech at the 2003 National Book Awards.

THE GIRL NEXT DOOR. Suburbia in the 1950's. A nice quiet simpler time to grow up -unless you count the McCarthy trials and red-scares and the shadow of the Bomb and the Cold War, unless you could see the dark side emerging. And on a quiet tree-lined dead-end street, in the dark damp basement of the Chandler house, it's emerging big-time for teenage Meg and her crippled sister Susan -whose parents are dead now, who are left captive to the savage whims and rages of a distant Aunt who is rapidly descending into madness. It is a madness that infects all three of her sons -and finally an entire neighborhood. Only one troubled boy stands hesitantly between Meg and Susan and their cruel, torturous deaths. A boy with a very adult decision to make. Between love and compassion, and lust and evil.

RED. It all started with a simple act of brutality. Three boys shot and killed an old man's dog. No reason, just plain meanness. But the dog was the best thing in the old man's world, and he wasn't about to let it pass. He wanted justice, and he'd make sure the kids paid for what they did, even if it cost him his life. They picked the wrong old man to mess with. And as the fury and violence escalate, they're about to learn that... the hard way.

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DARIO FO, SINDACO? - DARIO FO, MAYOR? (Twin faces series with Italian and English languages). It is based, at its starting point, on a real fact which occurred in late 2000: The possibility of Italian Nobel prize winner, Dario Fo, becoming candidate to the council of Milan as Mayor. Using this real fact, the author speculates and creates a fictitious parody of what could have possibly happened if Fo entered politics and finally became Mayor of Milan. The fundamental question: What can happen when a minstrel, a theatre man who has lived his entire life on the off-off of any organized structure, that hates political parties and institutions, an anarchic guy that aspires to be rebellious and subversive, faces politics built upon mass media and understood solely as the manipulation of public opinion? Any resemblance to reality, beyond the triggering event mentioned, is pure coincidence. Or maybe not. Does Politics involve mass media manipulation? That is the question that is surfaced into "Dario Fo. Is Mayor?", A parody on the "aborted" Dario Fo candidacy as Mayor of Milan. Critics have said "a hilarious critique of corporate policy and especially the power of the media". "Humourus and resembling Fo's style and with a wink to Chaplin and the Marx brothers."

ITALIAN ISBN 978 88 88332 12 3

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SEI MANI SULL'AVORIO - SIX HANDS ON IVORY KEYS (Twin faces series with Italian and English languages) is not only a basic handbook for those who prepare to study piano. It is an exclusive and important, up-to-date work containing technical and historical information. It is a catalogue of the most relevant international musicians and composers who, in the last two centuries, have composed and transcribed operas for piano for four, six, eight hands, for one or more pianos.

ITALIAN ISBN 978 88 88332 11 6

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TENUI BAGLIORI (Tenderly). Tender are the flashes, that illuminate the characters' lives in this novel, flashes that burn outas soon as they shine. And above them there is a light: Ms. Concetta, that with her simplicity and the troubles of her life, discovers the daily miracle of existence, the magic of little things and finds an answer to questions that man asks during his life. The author describes the modern world, where the welfare, the success and the pleasure don't fill the void of soul, that aspire to the absolute. The soul seeks love as the secret of extreme happiness that seems an unattainable goal.

LA SCELTA (The choice). On the verge of the marriage, Elena's well planned life is overwhelmed by an unexpected encounter. Elena is anxious idealistic young woman who suddenly finds herself split up between the solidity and reliability of a man she seelf about a great attachment and the joy and the completeness of a great love full of doubts and uncertainty. Claudio and Ottavio, two different men, two different worlds completely in stark contrast to each other. The former, a young professional whose main aims are the family and the career, the latter a man who spends is life living into the present, without any plans for his future, considering life as a miracle wich grows stronger day after day. On the one hand the reality, on the other hand the dream and between these two dimension-she- Elena. A heart rending struggle, an in-fighting internal conflict between the heart reasons and the mind ones. The turning over of strong emotions, wich anyone as lived a true love affair will be able to live again in reading this story.


THE GIRL WITH VIOLET EYES -fantasy novel-. In a far away land, Japan, seven very different girls meet and become friends. Their roads cross to converge towards an only point: "Him". The girls, a few month from their eighteenth birthday, discover the existence of something strange inside their souls. Lost and adrift, they begin to believe they are crazy but the moment they accept without delay the strange presences, the greatest adventure of their lives begins. What, or rather, who was hidden inside them had a precise name. Each girl discovers to be the discendant of an important priestess of the past. When they understand the truth about their mission, the friends separate and take different roads in order to become strong and to be at the height of the assigned mission. Their journey, three years long, winds out in different stages and is marked by losses and conquests, defeats and victories, death and life. In the end the girls succeed in their attempt and even if they have to pay a very high price, they find the much wanted peace.

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Giuseppe d'Errico: Versi di ieri e di oggi

Sabino Verderame: Alba Borea

Pietro Pelosi: Altri Amori

Pietro Pelosi: Breviter, sic et simpliciter regula ludi




National Monuments surrounded by green valleys and clean air


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He has won the Enrique Llovet Theatre Award in 2010, one for the most important awards ins spanish language, for Larga Noche de Silencio just published.

PEDRO MONTALBAN KROEBEL has developed a successful career as an executive and a management consultant in different industries, including executive production for the theatre show biz. Inspired by this relation with professional theatre he started to pour his creativity and story telling skills into playwrighting. His first play, Amor de Madre (Mother Love) was published in 2002, and since then his plays Dario Fo. Alcalde? (D.F. Mayor?), La Fascinacion de Gil-Albert (The Fascination of GA), El Ultimo Vuelo (The Last Flight), Paso a Dos (Step dance for two) and Larga Noche de Silencio (Long night in silence) have all been published and staged. He is also responsible of almost a dozen short plays, that have either been published in collective books or staged. In 2007 he won the Carolina Torres Foundation Literature Award for his complete works and in 2008 the Alejandro Casona Award for Perspectivas para un cuadro and the Badalona Award for El Ultimo Vuelo. His stories, comedy, farce or drama, are always marked by the dissolution of the barriers between imagination and reality. One never knows if the characters in his plays are either dreaming their wishes or living real life. A bit like Pedro himself. A bit like everybody. "Above all, l enjoy the creation process itself", says Pedro, "lf the writing journey is full of pleasure and joy; somehow it will get passed on to whoever receives it." Eclecticism is probably the best word to define his preference's in literature, art, music and films, which are his major time consumers. He has recently decided to explore other writing territories. His short story La Coma me mata (The comma kills me) has won the Aenigma Award Accesit in 2007. He has also been jury member of the Azorin Novel Award, published by Planeta, in the 2006 and 2007 editions.



A.C. LEWIS is a novelist known for his lucid and engaging narrative and break-neck pace that leaves the reader almost tearing the pages as they read. Lewis draws from years of torment, violence, personal trials and tribulations as well as his confrontation of personal demons and subsequent psychotherapy which gives his characters depth and believability. His work is introspective as well as extroversive. Lewis prides himself on the scars he carries both on his heart and on his skin as well as the numerous tattoos that find a way in one form or another onto the pages which he writes.


There is a dark world where people lose themselves to the demons that lurk within and just as the ink flows from the pen of A.C. Lewis, so does blood on every page. His work is a journey into madness where pain gives way to reason without reason and the obscure origin of violence. It is psychological horror at its best.


TONI CUCARELLA is the literary pseudonym of Lluís Antoni Navarro i Cucarella, who was born in Xàtiva in 1959. He writes fiction and articles for different publications. He started to work at the age of fourteen, after which he has had all kinds of jobs. Notable among his books are the novels Cool:fresc (1987), El poeta (The Poet, 1988), Bogart & Bogart (1993) and L'última paraula (The Last Word, 1998), the latter work obtaining, ex aequo, the City of Badalona Prize and the Valencian Writers Critics' Prize. With the novel Quina lenta agonia, la dels ametlers perduts (What a Slow Agony, That of the Lost Almond Trees, 2003) he obtained the Octubre-Andrònima Prize for Fiction and the Valencian Writers Critics' Prize once again. He is also author of the short story collection La lluna vista des de la terra a través de tele (The Moon Seen from Earth through the Telly, 1990) and has written fiction for young people with Els ponts del diable (The Devil's Bridges, 1995), winner of the Samaruc Prize for Young People's Writing, El lledoner de l'Home Mort (The Dead Man's Nettle Tree, 1996) and L'hereu dels Tretze (Heir of the Thirteen, 1999). He writes articles for Levante-EMV, El Punt,Caràcters, Ciudad de Alcoi, Vilaweb, inter alia. He is a member of AELC (Association of Catalan Language Writers, Carme Ros per a l'AELC).

PRIZES: Rafael Comenge de Narrativa (Alberic (1981): Crònica de fets gloriosos; Premi Samaruc de Narrativa Juvenil (1996): Els ponts del diable; Premi Ciutat de Badalona, ex aequo (1998): L'última paraula; Premi de la Crítica dels Escriptors Valencians de narrativa, ex aequo (1999): L'última paraula; Premis Octubre-Andròmina de narrativa (2003): Quina lenta agonia, la dels ametlers perduts; Crítica dels Escriptors Valencians de narrativa (2004): Quina lenta agonia, la dels ametlers perduts.




LùCIA FREDA was born in Avellino, where she attended classical studies. She got her degree in Giurisprudence at University Federico II in Naples. She practises the profession of lawyer expert in civil law preferring to devote to problems concerning the family and the marriage. Since she was a girl she has always cultivated the passion for literature writing some novels and stories, not jet published.

Novels published in Italian language: "La scelta" (The choice) and "Tenui bagliori" (Tenderly).

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TIZIANA SELLATO is a young girl, she is twenty six years old, she writes since she is twelve. Her first experiments were her personal diary pages and reading is a party to this passion. She reads foreigners and italian writers prefering novels and narrations publications. There are many diferrents writers she like, the most important are Baricco, Ammaniti, Parrella. But she reads also past writers: Pasolini, Pavese, Calvino, Fenoglio, Vittorini, Pratolini, Morante. Among foreigner writers she prefers Carver, Fante, Bukowski, all the Beat Generation writers with a particular predilection for Kerouac. She is studying to become a free lance journalist and she likes to be up-to-date about mondial and italian politic. She likes also contemporary history and the great past journalist enquiries. Her dream is to be a writer and a journalist following the example of the italian best journalists like Enzo Biagi, Indro Montanelli, Marco Travaglio, Peter Gomez and the famous and brave Roberto Saviano.




Poetry published in Italian languages: "Breviter", "Altri Amori"

PIETRO PELOSI a professor at the University of Salerno, is currently teaching "Theory of Literature" (analyse texts and so on). He took a degree in "Lettere Moderne" (literature and history of modern civilization) at the University of Naples. He has attended some courses called "Alta cultura", (related to the field of the plastic and graphic arts), Giorgio Cini's foundation in Venice for some years. He has been a member of A. I. S. L. L. I. (an international association to promote some scientific activities related to the Italian literature) for several years. He is an Instructor at STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, Spring 1991, program: Italian Novel and Poetry of the 20th Century. He has reported in national and international Conferences and in different levels of high schools. He was a member or president of the jury of the literary price and a composer of light and classical music, he used to paint. He has had concerning amateur astronomy more than ten years ago. Actually he is doing a thorough study of some ancient cultures, in particular the Hindu and the Jewish one. He has written upon Italian writers such as: Salvatore Quasimodo, Giacomo Leopardi, Dante Alighieri, Guido Guinizzelli. Such reviews were published on several northern America's periodicals such as: «Italian Quarterly», «Forum Italicum», «Italica», «Rivista di Studi Italiani» a. s. o, even also on Italian periodicals such as: «Esperienze letterarie», «Studi e problemi di critica testuale» and so on. Many daily newspapers such as «L'Osservatore Romano» e «Il Popolo» have often reported his works.


GABRIELE OTTAIANO has the chair of Pianoforte at the Conservatory "San Pietro a Majella" in Naples. He obtained a Piano diploma at a very young age and graduated in Arts at the University Federico II in Naples. He has held concerts all over Italy and abroad, both chamber orchestras and solo performances. He organizes events, literary and music awards and is a composition expert.

Essai published in Italian and English languages: "Sei mani sull'avorio - Six hands on ivory keys".



M.L. GUERRASIO is a young girl, she is 18 and she attends the last year of high school. Her future projects regard far off countries and journeys and a life which includes everything she loves most: Drawing and Writing. She considers them as her best friends who never left her alone. She began cultivating these hobbies in her childhood. She remembers one day, when she was nine, her teacher asked the class to compose a poem. She was more attracted by the word "poem" than the theme of the composition. Anyway she keeps that day as the beginning of everything. Drawing, indeed, is something different, that's not a passion, that's pure love, unfortunately, not returned by her talent. One night she was lying in her bed with one of her dearest friends and she told he "Celeste, sometime, the route we decide to cover, that's not the route which decides to cover us". Drawing didn't cover M.L. Guerrasio. Writing, instead, run over her in a rainy night. She was in t bed and thinking. Thoughts began to turn into words, words became stories, stories became dialogues, dialogues began to be written. So she understood how Writing would have been something which could not be set aside from her. Wonderful countries, daydreams, hopes, wishes, illusions, everything was alive in her pages. There, the route she decides to cover and the route which decided to cover her could be loved and could love her at the same time. In her pages there weren't ties with reality. To M.L. Guerrasio, Writing is her parallel and favourite universe, the place where weak or strong as it is, everything will go as she wants. She loves lots of things, her family, her dreams, her friends, her imperfections and English. But she hates other ones. She hates one of her dearest friends when she explains to her the truth before she herself has understood it. She hates depending on a boy, and she hates more so that this boy keeps her mind occupated without her permission, but she loves his smile. She also hates maths. She loves her parents who have given her life and made her life sometime much easy, sometime too difficult. She loves people who have helped her, but she loves more people who have pulled her down, because she will be stronger just for the pleasure of contradicting them. She loves her aunts who transmitted to her the passion and love for reading and literature. She doesn't propose something new. The most important thing to her is to be free. In her stories she is everything she would have liked to be but that she has never been because of laziness, pride, love, hate, luck or misfortune. She proposes stories whose characters are loved by her. She feels that characters alive in the depth of her soul. She, as the others, proposes just her heart.