Literary Arts Instructor Matt Fazio Co-Authors Youth Fiction Book Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Matt Fazio, Ph.D., part-time instructor for the Department of Literary Arts at Point Park University, recently co-authored the book Detours and Designs, a novel for young readers about real issues and problems they face.
"The book is co-written with my friend, Josh Malacki. We both felt we had some untapped creativity, and, having both studied English, thought it would make sense to take a shot at writing fiction," Fazio said.
"We ultimately decided on fiction for a younger audience because we felt that regular kids in realistic situations were not shining through when so many other-worldly themes were dominating. We wanted to connect with young readers about issues and problems they actually face in their everyday lives," he explained.
Fazio teaches various on-campus and online composition classes at Point Park, as well as a World Literature course. He is also a marketing supervisor for Donnelly-Boland and Associates in Pittsburgh.
The following are upcoming Detours and Designs book events:
- Brentwood Public Library, May 11, 2018, at 3 p.m.
- Baldwin Borough Public Library, June 19, 2018, at 6:30 p.m.
Fazio and Malacki are also hoping to speak about the book at schools in the near future.