'It is now...that Anthony Valerio remembers his youngest days of learning. An accomplished writer, teacher and editor, Valerio recently released his latest work, The Little Sailor. Part autobiographical, part invention it recaptures a time in the author's life when he was soaking up the sensual world around him, remembering the women who taught him most about the world, as well as interweaving the fantasy and awe of the silver screen into a crime caper, which ultimately involves The Maltese Falcon. Quite an endeavor.' --The Middletown Press 'He's just crazy enough. He knows his characters. He gets in, tells his story and gets out. It's what good writing should be.' -- Shel Silverstein.