A secret of epic proportions is hidden deep in the bowels of the Vatican, where it has lain for two millennia, the existence of a thirteenth female apostle. Ross Culhane is a loyal adjutant in the Vatican Secret Archives, wary accomplice to a conspiracy that haunts an already tortured soul. American TV news anchor Becca Girard descends into the Eternal City, igniting a crusade, personal and professional, that will rock the foundations of the ‘one true Church.’ In the process, a startling secret that binds Ross and Becca will draw them to a showdown leaving both their lives hanging in the balance. The search for Serah winds from the Vatican to ancient ruins in Turkey to a bloodletting finale on the high altar of the Basilica of Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles.
Retired and writing full-time now, I am a former pastor and administrator at a human services organization, holding a Master of Divinity degree. I have been a weekly columnist for The Catholic Spirit, a contributor to The National Catholic Reporter, and an invited headline guest on ABC 20/20 and the Canadian Broadcast Corporation radio network.
Hailing originally from West Virginia, I now reside in Pennsylvania. Reading has been my passion since before I can remember. My brother carried a bat and ball. I carried a book. I still do. Lots of them. Some of them now have my name attached as the author. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did writing. I actually started as a playwright, wayyyy off-Broadway. In West Virginia, actually, in the basement of our family home. I wrote, directed and acted. My brother, reluctantly, took the stage too. Our parents watched. From an early age, I loved the act of creating – characters, scenes, stories – something that didn’t exist before and now, at the point of my pen, did. Later it was a journal. After that a column in a newspaper, articles in others, and radio and TV. Now it’s books. Fiction, mostly. I love a good story. I hope you will too. It’s all about ‘imagination,’ isn’t it? Yours and mine. When a writer and reader ‘imagine’ together, the world gets exponentially bigger – and a lot more fun to boot! I try to create stories that take me ‘somewhere else.’ I try to write something I would enjoy reading. Most especially, I try to write what I hope you will enjoy reading. If you don’t, I still enjoyed doing the writing. If you do, it’s the Fourth of July every day!
My books are under two names, P.E. Tedesco for fiction, and Paul Tedesco for non-fiction.