I created this site to promote my emerging career as a writer of comic books and such.
Since the site is called “tonemilazzo.com” I guess should include a brief biography.
- Born in New York City, 1971
- Moved to San Diego, 1975
- Joined the Marine Corps in 1989
- Regreted joining the Marine Corps soon after
- Spent 18 months in Okinawa Japan with the 7th Comm Bn. Nice place, bad unit.
- Returned to Camp Pendleton with 7th Motors
- Soon assigned to MSSG-11. Did a West-Pac over the summer of ’92. Visited 7 countries: Okinawa, Japan (again), Hong Kong, Singapore, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Australia
- Discharged from the Marine Corps during the first Bush Recession. The only job I could find; driving a cab in the south bay.
- Enrolled in Mesa Community College, 1994, with the intention of eventually working on video games.
- While working as a security guard at the Salk Institute, Dr Francis Crick introduced himself to me. Why? I’m sure it was because it was my job to keep people out of his parking space.
- Later in 1999 I was an intern for the CIG lab in the Salk Institute he never came to see me.
- Transfered to UCSD, 1998
- Graduated from UCSD and went to work for Sportvision in Mountain View CA, 2000
- Laid off from Sportvision in October of 2001.
- Decided to become a fiction writer while trying to cling to computer career, 2002-04
- Returned to gainful employment in 2005 with Exuvian
- Returned to active fiction writing in 2006 with Picking Up the Ghost which should be finished by Winter 2008
- Engaged to the lovely and talented Melissa Turner as of March 2008.
- I suggested that we have a zombie themed wedding. Our
compromise was to shoot a zombie themed wedding announcement, Til
Death Do Us Part
- Picking Up the Ghost, which was supposed to be finished in the Winter of 2008, finished in Spring of 2009. Missing deadlines is a
literary tradition that I’m proud to be a part of.
- On Oct 17 2009, Transformed Melissa Turner into Melissa Milazzo with the power of marriage. We used the book Weird California as our honeymoon planner- Hearst Castle, the Queen Mary, Madonna Inn, the Winchester Mansion etc.
- When we got back from our Honeymoon I lost my job & found a dog, reducing my income but increasing my happiness.
- Gave a shot at Android development. The three apps I created
still earn me an income of $3 a week.
- Picking Up the Ghost was a finalist in the 2010 San Diego Book Awards Unpublished Young Adult Manuscript
- September 2010, ChiZine Publications agreed to publish Picking Up the Ghost and I took a step closer to becoming a creative professional.
- January 2011. While working with my editor, Helen Marshall, I was still trying to gain some kind of day job income. Taught computer basics at Fashion Career College.
- February 2011 Tried to become an electrician. Turns out construction isn’t for me.
- Managed to get back into the web development field, a contract with Einstein Industries.
- Summer 2011. Finished my first short story, Mall of the Orange King, and realized that I really should have written short fiction before the novel.