Individual Author Record
Name: Sam DiMatteoPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: 1934 in Chicago, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionSam lives in in River Grove, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationDiMatteo worked for twenty-two years as a mechanic at Procter and Gamble. His mentor once told him, “You’ll never reach your full potential here. You’re creative, and they’ll never let you express it.” When he retired he got an associate degree and took creative writing classes. He took photographs and took up painting. He’s also a laughing yoga instructor. Sam has won an award for the book from LeadingAge, which exhibited it at their fiftieth anniversary “Celebrate Age” exhibit, honoring DiMatteo for publishing his first book at the age of seventy-seven.
The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter (With Kristin Johnson), Outskirts Press, 2011
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The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter
ISBN: 1432764500 Outskirts Press. 2011 Goose Collects Golf Balls on Golf Course
The High-Tech Gooseneck Putter is aimed at junior golfers aged 8-14 but meant to have appeal for both children and adults. It follows the adventures of a Canada gander golf pro who turns to coaching his nephew after a competition loss and tragedy end his career. The golf pro hatches a scheme to help his nephew win a tournament with the aid of a unique putter -- the Gooseneck Putter of the title. In so doing, the hero and his nephew strive to help their community.