Writing Finding Giorgio by Joe Cosentino

Writing Finding Giorgio


For quite a while I’ve wanted to write a story about lovers separated over decades with a chance to reunite at last. However, I didn’t feel I had the maturity as a writer and as a man to do it. So, I wrote my In My Heart series: An Infatuation which was loosely based on my high school years and A Shooting Star which was loosely based on my college years. Thrilled when those two novellas won awards and were so well received, I continued writing with my Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories about distant cousins who meet in Capri, Italy, fall in love, marry, and adopt a son. Next, I wrote my Tales from Fairyland comic gay take on my favorite fairytales. All the while, my yearning to write a story about separated lovers with the hope of reuniting at last continued to haunt me. Yet, I still didn’t feel ready to do it. So, as a cozy mystery buff, I wrote my very successful Nicky and Noah mystery series and my Jana Lane mysteries. Still, my original idea beckoned to me. My gay serial, Cozzi Cove, included gay couples of all ages, but I still didn’t feel ready to tell my original story. Finally, on a particularly significant birthday, I looked myself in the mirror and said, “I’m ready. At last!”

So, in Finding Giorgio, Theo Stratis, an unlucky in love young accountant, registers at his upstate New York LGBTQ Center to visit an elderly gay person. Theo is matched with Nolan Downes who lives in a local nursing home. The young man is charmed by the eccentric ex-pharmacist and his wisecracking caretaker Tanisha. However, Theo is shocked at Nolan’s request for him to find the love of Nolan’s youth: Giorgio Roberto. Upon questioning Nolan, Theo finds out Giorgio’s parents had separated Nolan and Giorgio at eighteen after their romantic summer at a Poconos resort. Nolan had kept Giorgio’s picture and his love for Giorgio in his heart ever since. Theo is also surprised to meet the gorgeous Jamison Radames, a medical director, who is visiting the same nursing home. Theo and Jamison embark on an exciting adventure to find Giorgio. Their search takes them to an old neighborhood, a veterans’ center, a homeless shelter, and all the way from New York to Boston. Along the way, Theo and Jamison uncover a great deal about Giorgio and about themselves. 

You won’t want to miss reading this novella, which was so long in the making. It truly comes from the heart. So read Finding Giorgio at last. I’m sure, like me, you will fall in love with Theo and Jamison as they fall in love with each other. And keep an eye out for the upcoming release of Finding Armando, Found At Last series book two!

I love to hear from readers! So contact me at http://www.JoeCosentino.weebly.com


Check out Finding Giorgio today!



Dreamspinner Press
Barnes & Noble



When young accountant Theo Stratis visits Nolan Downes, an elderly gay man in a local nursing home, he is surprised by Nolan’s request: find the lost love of his youth, Giorgio Roberto. Theo is also surprised to meet handsome and successful Jamison Radames, who is visiting the same nursing home. As Theo and Jamison embark on an investigative adventure to find Giorgio, they discover a great deal about themselves and each other. Solving the mystery of what happened to Giorgio might mean happily ever after for more than just Nolan.


Praise for Joe Cosentino’s Books:

“Joe Cosentino has a unique and fabulous gift. His writing is flawless…will have you guessing until the very last page, which makes his books a joy to read. His books are worth their weight in gold, and if you haven’t discovered them yet you are in for a rare treat.” Divine Magazine

“adventure, mystery, and romance with every page….Funny, clever, and sweet.” Urban Book Reviews

“The author executed his storyline with a marvelous precision that would be the envy of many authors. He draws the readers into the lives of his characters, they become real and in turn, their emotions becomes yours….If you can only afford to buy one more book this year, buy this one.” Three Books Over the Rainbow Reviews

“I really loved this book and having an ending that made me laugh and cry at the same time is testament to the brilliant writing.” BooksLaidBareBoys

“In true Joe Cosentino style…this cast of characters will have you laughing out loud one minute before ripping your heart out the next.” Joyfully Jay Reviews


Author Bio:

Joe Cosentino was voted Second Place Favorite LGBT Romance Author of the Year by the readers of Divine Magazine. He wrote the Dreamspinner Press novellas: In My Heart/An Infatuation & A Shooting Star, the Bobby and Paolo Holiday Stories: A Home for the Holidays/The Perfect Gift/The First Noel, The Naked Prince and Other Tales from Fairyland/Holiday Tales from Fairyland, Found At Last: Finding Giorgio/Finding Armando. He also wrote the popular Nicky and Noah mystery series: Drama Queen (Divine Magazine readers’ Favorite MM Mystery of the Year), Drama Muscle, Drama Cruise, Drama Luau, Drama Detective, Drama Fraternity, Drama Castle, Drama Dance, Drama Faerie, Drama Runway, Drama Christmas, Drama Faerie; the Cozzi Cove series (NineStar Press): Cozzi Cove: Bouncing Back, Cozzi Cove: Moving Forward, Cozzi Cove: Stepping Out, Cozzi Cove: New Beginnings, Cozzi Cove: Happy Endings; and the Jana Lane mysteries: Paper Doll, Porcelain Doll, Satin Doll, China Doll, Rag Doll (The Wild Rose Press). He has appeared in principal acting roles in film, television, and theatre, opposite stars such as Bruce Willis, Rosie O’Donnell, Nathan Lane, Holland Taylor, and Jason Robards. Joe is currently Chair of the Department/Professor at a college in upstate New York, and he is happily married. Joe’s books have received numerous Favorite Book of the Month Awards and Rainbow Award Honorable Mentions. 

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