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Anthony Gagliano

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Anthony Gagliano, a former New York city cab driver/hotel detective/bouncer, became a personal trainer and aerobics teacher in Miami Beach before he enrolled in Florida International University's creative writing master's program. It Was at FlU that he would meet and be mentored by professors and authors Dan Wakefield and Les Standiford, program director. His thesis became the genesis of the widely heralded debut novel, Straits of Fortune, published in 2007 by William Morrow, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers.