Author Archives: Alfred J. Garrotto

About Alfred J. Garrotto

Alfred J. Garrotto grew up in a theatrical family. He began working in films (crowd scenes) at the age of seven. As an adult, life detoured him into Catholic ministry. He is the author of 12 books, seven of which are novels.

Art & Soul: An Invitation and Opportunity

Art & Soul A Workshop/Retreat for All Creative Artists Presented by Alfred J. Garrotto June 24, 2017 9 a.m.—4 p.m. Based on the presenter’s acclaimed book, The Soul of Art, this workshop/retreat focuses on the creative gifts of both professional and … Continue reading

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The Soul of Art–Launched!!

The Soul of Art is now available for purchase in both paperback and E-book formats on Amazon US (www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=garrotto+soul+of+art) and will soon be available through Amazon in Europe, Australia, and Asia.  “The wisdom and guidance offered in The Soul of Art motivates artists … Continue reading

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Coming Soon: The Soul of Art

In the days ahead I will be publishing my 12th book, The Soul of Art. To read a portion of the book, go to my preview page at http://www.createspace.com/Preview/1198726. Let me know what you think . . . I’d really like … Continue reading

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Love Emeritus

‘I love you’ and its evil twin ‘Luv ya’ how they flow across the tongue glib but tired half-true habits drones in need of overhaul soundless noise unmeant unheard invalid password instinct-blocked from other’s heart what eager understudy waits in … Continue reading

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Spirituality of the Arts

A guided reflection on the intimate relationship between artists and the Divine Spirit. Designed for professional and aspiring actors, composers, dancers, fine artists, musicians, playwrights, writers, et al., whose gifts uplift humankind and lead audiences to discovery of life’s higher meaning. Continue reading

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All 5-Star Reviews on Amazon!

All 5-star Reviews on Amazon! A Fabulous Read ….. To say I enjoyed “There’s More” by Alfred J. Garrotto is putting it mildly. It is gripping and hard to put down. The characters come alive on every page. Each personality is … Continue reading

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New Release–There’s More . . . : A Novella of Life and Afterlife

I am very happy–“relieved” is more like it–to announce that my latest book, There’s More . . . : A Novella of Life and Afterlife, is now available in broad distribution via amazon.com (worldwide) and smashwords.com. (It may take a … Continue reading

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“There’s More . . . : A Novella of Life and Afterlife

“Relief pitcher Jack Thorne has a single focus—get this batter out and win the World Series. The Universe has a different plan for this priest-turned-ballplayer. There’s More . . . is a creative imagining of the ultimate human mysteries—death and Afterlife. … Continue reading

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Love Emeritus

‘I love you’ and its evil twin ‘Love ya’ how they flow across the tongue glib but tired half-true habits drones in need of overhaul  soundless noise unmeant unheard invalid password instinct-blocked from other’s heart what eager understudy waits in … Continue reading

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An Edited life

Downsizing means just that. The capacity for all things material is reduced in proportion to the “down.” For me, this meant tossing a lot of my treasured “stuff” overboard: clothing, books, priceless junk, 40-year-old lesson plans . . . . … Continue reading

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