Fall 2021

Authors & Editors


Quarantined book cover

Ann Blando Pinna ’66 published Quarantined!, a children’s picture book for ages 4-8 that helps spur discussion about coping with COVID-19 in optimistic and creative ways. Profits from the book will be donated to food banks and other food insecurity organizations.

Engaging the Organization in Effective Performance Management book cover

Richard Beck ’78, MPA ’81, published Engaging the Organization in Effective Performance Management - Turning Vision Into Results, an instructional guide for government agency leaders and managers to use a holistic approach in realizing their vision for an organization.

Natiello's book covers

Eva Lesko Natiello ’86 is the New York Times bestselling author of two thriller novels, The Memory Box and Following You. Natiello is the founder of Authors Against Hunger and is a member of The Authors Guild and International Thriller Writers.

The Lost and Forbidden Love book cover

Edward Mikulcik ’72 published The Lost and Forbidden Love under the pen name Peter Edwards. Part of the story is set at UAlbany in the early 1970’s.

Semiotic Love Stories

Brian Phillip Whalen, PhD ’15, published Semiotic Love [Stories], his debut story collection. Whalen lives with his wife and daughter in Tuscaloosa where he teaches creative and first year writing at the University of Alabama.

Poems of Your Own book cover

Richard Morgan ’69 is the author of Poems of Your Own, a guide to writing personal poetry. Morgan lives with his wife in Hendersonville, N.C. His books are available on Amazon.com.

Denise Russo, MS ’19 and UAlbany CEHC professor Abebe Rorissa, PhD are the authors of “The Need for Addressing Multilingualism, Ambiguity and Interoperability for Visual Resources Management Across Metadata Platforms,” a scholarly manuscript published in First Monday journal, a Great Cities Initiative of the University of Illinois at Chicago University Library.

Arthur Vidro ’84 published the fictional essay “EQMM Goes to College” in the May/June 2021 issue of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

For All the Things I never Got to Say book cover

Fanta Ballo ’21 published For All the Things I Never Got to Say, a collection of poetry. Ballo performed her work during UAlbany’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony.