919 Magazine Zone 1, Issue 6

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Brier Creek Resident Shares Personal Journey in New Book Local writer and Brier Creek resident, Vince Guaglione, shares his personal journey of self-discovery and touches on universal themes in his newly published collection of short introspective essays, The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive. The book, now available as an eBook and in paperback exclusively from Amazon.com and CreateSpace.com, chronicles the author’s journey of healing with introspection, humor, and compassion. In January of 2012, after experiencing the sudden passing of his significant other, Guaglione soon recognized he was dealing with a flood of emotions and needed a way to process them. After too many sleepless nights, he started journaling to help lessen the struggle of trying to make sense of it all. “At times, there was so much in my brain

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that I had no idea what I was going to write or when I was going to write,” said Guaglione. “I just decided that whatever was in my head at the time was going down on paper, and as soon as I got the process started, things began flowing.” Born and raised in Philadelphia, Guaglione graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spring Garden College in 1990 with a degree in computer science and since then has worked as a professional software engineer. After moving to the Triangle in 2006, he continued to write, organized one of the largest social meet-up groups – The Triangle 30/40/Mid 50s Something Group, and occasionally bowls competitively as a professional on the regional Pro Bowlers Tour – PBA South Region. As a teen growing up in Philadephia, Guaglione turned to writing and

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journaling, filling notebooks and enjoying the peace it brought him. Turns out, this was the inspiration for writing The Narratives, which he refers to as an amazing exercise in self-discovery and his readers are calling funny, inspirational, and brilliant in its simplicity. Guaglione, in his ongoing quest to better understand himself and his relationship with the world around him, is currently working on the second volume of The Narratives, sub-titled Dusk or Dawn, which he hopes to complete in 2013 and then plans to keep writing. “As I mention in Volume One, I am a work in progress and have just scratched the surface,” said Guaglione. For more information, visit www.amazon.com or www.facebook.com/ TheNarrativesKeepingTheSoulAlive,



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