Stephen Francis Montagna
Welcome to Stephen Francis Montagna’s website, author of Terrorism and Counter-terrorism Thrillers. Stephen Francis Montagna is a novelist who loves to write about international terrorism and counter-terrorism thrillers. In his stories, danger, mystery and threats to world order are commonplace.
Stephen Francis Montagna has completed 26 novels. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he is recently married to the lovely Deborah Neal, Esq. and lives in Marathon in the Keys and also in Safety Harbor, Florida.
I quit high school in my last year and worked for my father in his construction company. I enlisted in the service and when I was 39, I was injured and forced into retirement. But I refused to allow my life as I knew it end and I launched my writing career. I was always interested in any possible terrorist action, so I studied anything I was able to get my hands on concerning terrorism and counter-terrorism and still do. My first novel, Ten Mile Limit was a joke, it was two hundred and fifty pages long and only contained five chapters and a real mess. I submitted it and was told the plot was great, but I had to learn how to structure a novel. I took a year off from writing and read novel after novel until I figured out how to structure a novel properly. Once I mastered this I again launched my writing career. I now have twenty-two completed works covering most possible future military operations needed to stop terrorist attacks on our country, or defeating the ideals of any nation and their dreams to take over the world. “I rewrote Ten Mile Limit“.
Last year was a banner year for interests in Montagna’s works he states. In June he plans to visit his son in North Carolina and then move on to the New York City Book Expo which will be the sixth fair Montagna will be attending this year. The Tokyo International Book Fair, Beijing International Fair, London Book Fair, Paris Book Solon and the Abu Dhabi UAE/Middle East Fairs are on his schedule. Montagna is planning to take four months off to enjoy Marathon and fish with his children and friends while installing a pool and doing arranged book signing in South Florida.
Montagna is a highly requested and sought after interview by many major news stations, Senators, FBI and CIA agents over terrorism and counter-terrorism because he is an expert in his field. Montagna is a most enjoyable and very knowledgeable interview and some of his comments are chilling and eye opening and many of his warning have come true. Montagna was the first to sound the alarm on the next step by the terrorists, the cavity bomb.
Los Angeles, California :: February 21, 2013
Freshman member of SAG and NWU, Stephen Francis Montagna was one of five speakers to address members of the Screen Actor’s Guild, the National Writer’s Union and media. It was the first time Montagna was invited to speak to the members. Montagna was interesting and held the members attention with words, made them laugh and agree with his thoughts. His attacks on himself and abilities at writing and life with his sons and daughter were most entertaining.
Montagna remained in California for the Academy Awards and further cement contacts with other members of his craft. Then he was scheduled to begin his preparations for the Paris Book Salon from March 22nd through the 25th in California. Montagna would then be off for the London Book Fair from April 15th through the 17th, and then head for abu Dhabi. When asked, Montagna told this reporter when he finished his engagements he planned to go to his home on Duck Key to hide, fish and enjoy life for the remainder of the year.
~Reporting from Los Angeles, Deborah Neal