Anthony Flacco
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Anthony Flacco

A New York Times and International Bestselling author, Anthony Flacco was born in Oklahoma and grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado, one of four brothers. Their father was an Air Force pilot and mother was a talented artist and painter.

His background as a trained stage actor with over 2,000 performances under his Actors Equity membership provides the primary basis for his critically acclaimed ability to empathize with a wide cross-section of personalities. He moved into screenwriting when he was selected for the prestigious American Film Institute fellowship in Screenwriting, and received his MFA in screenwriting there in 1990 after winning AFI's Paramount Studios Fellowship Award for his film script, The Frog's Legacy. He was then selected out of 2,000 entrants for the Walt Disney Studios Screenwriting Fellowship, and spent a year writing for the Touchstone Pictures division.

His screenwriting experience drives narrative stories that are visually compelling, whether for a movie theater or the screen of a reader's imagination.

In 1994, his first nonfiction book, A Checklist for Murder, was acquired in auction by Dell Books as a mass market paperback and turned in solid sales.

Anthony then adapted his book into a screenplay for a two-hour television movie script and sold it to NBC Studios for a movie of the week. For the next several years, he worked as a freelance script doctor and story editor.

During that time, Anthony was hired by the Discovery Channel to write a two-hour documentary entitled Deadly Spree, and his true crime writing was also featured on a one-hour episode of The Prosecutors for Court TV.

Anthony served as a national Judge for the Illinois Arts Council, writing individual evaluations for over 100 screenplays for their 2003 Writing Awards.

In 2005, with the publication of his nonfiction book Tiny Dancer (St. Martin's Press) the book was selected by Reader's Digest as their Editor's Choice for August, 2005 -- which was their 1,000th Commemorative Issue. The book has been internationally acclaimed, and the Kansas City Star named Tiny Dancer "one of the 100 Most Noteworthy Books of 2005." In 2007, the book received Best Seller status in Italy and continues to be popular there with over 300,000 copies sold in that one country.

Back in the U.S., his first two novels of historical fiction are from Ballantine at Random House. The first book, The Last Nightingale, was released in June of 2007 and was one of five nominees for "Best Original Paperback" from the International Thriller Writers Association. The second book, The Hidden Man, published in June of 2008 and created widespread interest in his historical writing within the publishing community.

In November of 2009 his historical true crime book was released by Sterling Publishing -- The Road Out Of Hell: The True Story of Sanford Clark and the Wineville Murders. It won the USA NEWS 2009 Best True Crime Book of the Year.

Publish Your Nonfiction Book (Writer's Digest Books), which Anthony co-authored with literary manager, Sharlene Martin, was also published in 2009.

He wrote NY Times Bestseller, Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Release by SEAL Team Six published on May 14, 2013 with Atria Books/Simon and Schuster which won the 2013 USA NEWS Best Memoir of the Year. It was optioned by Warner Bros. Studios for Malpaso Productions and is being adapted by Academy Award winning screenwriter, Brian Helgeland.

His historical novel, In the Matter of Nikola Tesla: A Romance of the Mind, has been published in the U.S, Italy as "L'Ultimo Segreto di Tesla"," Russia and Estonia.

He is the co-author of TAKING MY LIFE BACK (Revell/Baker, April 2017) with Rebekah Gregory.

He is an experienced public speaker and frequently gives seminars on writing, and is a featured speaker on writing for writers conferences and clubs.

For more information, see www.AnthonyFlacco.com

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Best Sellers

    • Impossible Odds

    • The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six
    • By: Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm, Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco, Candace Thaxton, George Newbern
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    A harrowing and heart-wrenching memoir of humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchanan's kidnapping by Somali land pirates, her three months in captivity, her rescue by the Navy SEALs, and more...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Amazing Survival Story

    • By Jen-nay! on 12-07-13

    Regular price: $22.63

    • The Road Out of Hell

    • Sanford Clark and the True Story of the Wineville Murders
    • By: Anthony Flacco, Jerry Clark
    • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco
    • Length: 9 hrs and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 583
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 527

    From 1926 to 1928, Gordon Stewart Northcott committed at least 20 murders on a chicken ranch outside of Los Angeles....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Heartbreaker

    • By Jerrilynn on 09-09-14

    Regular price: $14.95

    • A Checklist for Murder

    • The True Story of Robert John Peernock
    • By: Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Anthony Flacco
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 309
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    Robert Peernock appeared to have the ideal life; working as a pyrotechnics engineer and computer expert and coming home to his wife and daughter, he projected the American dream....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Riveting

    • By Donna Seidel on 12-11-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Tiny Dancer

    • The Incredible True Story of a Young Burn Victim's Journey from Afghanistan
    • By: Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The astonishing story of a brave little girl from Afghanistan who not only survived horrific disfiguring burns but was given a second chance at life....

    • The Incredible True Story of a Young Burn Victim's Journey from Afghanistan
    • By: Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Allen O'Reilly
    • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
    • Release date: 06-04-13
    • 5 out of 5 stars 1 rating

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Taking My Life Back

    • My Story of Faith, Determination, and Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing
    • By: Rebekah Gregory, Anthony Flacco - contributor
    • Narrated by: Rebekah Gregory
    • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 36

    On April 15, 2013, Rebekah Gregory and her five-year-old son waited at the finish line of the Boston Marathon to support a friend who was running....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • All glory to God

    • By Yolkb on 02-21-19

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Last Nightingale

    • A Novel of Suspense (Mortalis)
    • By: Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: John McLain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    San Francisco, 1906. The great West Coast city is a center of industry and excitement-and also, to many, of sin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The characters are alive!

    • By Shane P Brock on 05-26-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • In the Matter of Nikola Tesla

    • By: Anthony Flacco
    • Narrated by: Bernard Clark
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    This fictionalized story of the true-life genius Nikola Tesla - arguably the most influential inventor in history - offers a "young-to-old" portrayal in the form of "A Romance of the Mind"....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it!

    • By Martin on 10-25-16

    Regular price: $24.95

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