The Pizza Dough King provides twelve slices through the life of Dino Parelli as told in his own words and thoughts. We meet Dino as he’s about to leave high school and follow him through a life of challenges, successes, tragedies and conflicts, a life anchored by an enduring love.
For most of my life I dabbled in creative writing which I shamelessly inflicted on friends and relatives. The pleasures of growing up and pressures of then earning a living dissuaded me from taking the craving seriously. Born in 1938 and raised in B.C., I obtained an engineering degree at UBC two years after the decimation of Canada's aviation industry. That led me to leave Canada and work 35 years for The Boeing Company in Seattle. Retirement with a reasonable pension opened my door to the creative writing world. You may wonder what engineering and creative writing could possibly have in common. Sure engineering attracts analytical types, called nerds in extreme cases. But at the other end of the spectrum lie very creative individuals often inspired to move technology forward. I lean in the direction of those creativity freaks. While different in content and setting, my first three novels are fundamentally love stories. Turns out I'm a romantic cuss. Still, the books are laden with hardships for protagonists to face. Feedback of people reading through the night, cancelling hair appointments, etc. testifies to their captivating quality. Currently, I'm writing a sequel to my first novel, aptly titled "Two Loves Found". Catch up to me at www.sandygraham.net and from there, my blog.