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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sam DiMatteo  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1934 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Sam DiMatteo on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Sam lives in in River Grove, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

DiMatteo 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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

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.

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