About - Fred Venturini



I have a variety of scars from 11 separate incidents, ranging from funny to tragic to surprising.  Have a beer with me sometime and maybe you’ll hear one of those 11 stories, but I’ll probably start with the one where a dude set me on fire.

I live in Southern Illinois with my wife and daughter. I will violate author protocol and not mention our annoying cats.

My first novel, The Heart Does Not Grow Back, was released by Picador in fall, 2014.

Contact me personally via email at: venterminator@gmail.com