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.

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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Novel to Screenplay: Two Authors Tell Their Tales

CWC Mt. Diablo members, Judith Marshall (Husbands May Come and Go, But Friends are Forever) and Alfred J. Garrotto (The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story) have active novel-to-film processes in the works. In both cases, the authors have written … Continue reading

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‘Saint of Florenville’ Screenplay

I recently completed the screenplay version of The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story and have submitted it to a producer for consideration. I’ve dabbled in script formats before but this is my first serious foray into book-to-screen writing. Quite an … Continue reading

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In Memory of Marilyn

My dear friend, Marilyn Giardino-Zych, passed into eternity on Sunday, October 14, 2012. She was Executive Producer on the project to bring my novel, The Saint of Florenville: A Love Story, to the big screen. Our hearts and our prayers … Continue reading

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Welcome to my website. I invite you to take a moment to look around. I took the photo on my masthead while visiting Berlin in July 2009. Although this bit of graffiti is a fairly recent addition to the Berlin … Continue reading

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