Good or bad, here's my first journalistic attempt. I just wanted to share my article and see if anyone had anyone suggestions for next time. Be kind, everyone!!
Louis Gagliardi, a 21 year-old freshman at Seton Hill University, isn’t just a student; he is also a romance writer. A graduate of Greensburg-Salem High School and Triangle Tech of Greensburg, Gagliardi is a creative writing major and is in the process of publishing his first novel with Harlequin Publishing Company. “ ‘Secrets of the Heart’ is about a werewolf finding love with a doctor that is trying to cure him.” That topic seems to fit some of Gagliardi’s hobbies: horror, vampire, and Francis Ford Coppula films. Gagliardi also notes that Bram Stoker is one of his favorite authors.
Gagliardi chose to attend Seton Hill because he “wanted more education and to get his degree.” His mother describes her son as “a carefree individual who’s SINGLE and knows just when to say the right thing and just not when to say it." Leave it to a mom to utilize every opportunity. “Lou is an intelligent guy who can do good things, but gets frustrated easily,” says Gagliardi’s close friend, Bryan Peters. Gagliardi responded to this comment with a shrug and an embarrassed smile. “What can I say…?”
When asked what he wants to be remembered for, he answered “my literary work”; Gagliardi writes books, but he certainly can become a man of few words. In the classroom, he speaks little; when he does comment, his thoughts are catching and profound. Classmate and friend, Moira, states, “Lou adds a necessary diversity to the classroom; there’s no one out there quite like him.” When he is not writing novels or in class, Gagliardi plays video games, football on Sundays, and hockey during the winter. He certainly seems like a busy guy!
Posted by KatherineLambert at September 10, 2005 04:31 PM