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LET'S WELCOME: THE LONGSHOREMAN AUTHOR – Marc Zappulla

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WELCOME MARC ZAPPULLAAUTHOR OF:

Rad-Reader:  First off great book!  The uncle Dom character was he based on one person or several people?
Marc:  He was one of my favorites, and was based on several characters; real people as well as fictional characters I've come across in movies and TV shows.

Rad-Reader:  Was there a reason that you chose that area of Boston for the story to take place as opposed to somewhere else?  Not that I know Boston of course. J
Marc:  Boston is my hometown, so it was added joy for me to write about a city I love so much. It also has a rich history of organized crime and corruption on the waterfront.

Rad-Reader:  How did you come up with Butchie’s character?
Marc:  The only thing I knew was that I needed a stone-cold killer who had a dream. His background and personality was on the fly. I never modeled him after anyone.


Rad-Reader:  Did you change the story at all from what you first thought about writing?  Through editing?
Marc:  I did. I went through several rewr…