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Beyond the Page: Frank J. Sileo, PhD

This week we are delighted to feature Frank J. Sileo, PhD, author of
Snitchy Witch (Magination Press). Get to know Frank through fun questions below.

What was your favorite childhood TV show and why?

Growing up I faithfully watched I Love Lucy.  I loved and continue to watch the antics of Lucille Ball and the rest of the cast.  I fell in love with the show and would watch it every day in reruns.  It was a show that I would watch with my family.  The comedy was timeless.  

If I could only eat one food for a week, what would I pick?

I absolutely love pasta with red sauce!  My grandmother and mother made homemade sauce every Sunday.  They also made the most delicious meatballs.  There is nothing like a good dish of macaroni with lots of cheese and fresh Italian bread.    

If I could live in any other country, which one would you choose and why?

I would live in Nova Scotia, Canada.  It is absolutely beautiful and so peaceful.  The people are warm and friendly.  They also make the best lobster rolls I have ever eaten. 

Tell us one insider-fact about Snitchy Witch.

My favorite movie of all time is The Wizard of Oz.  I named one of the witches in the book after one of the characters in the movie, Miss Gulch.  Miss Gulch became the Wicked Witch of the East.  Miss Gulch’s first name is Elmira and I named one of the witches in Snitchy Witch after her.  Elmira in the book is the mischievous one.


Frank J. Sileo, PhD

A New Jersey licensed psychologist, Frank J. Sileo, PhD, is the founder and executive director of The Center for Psychological Enhancement in Ridgewood, New Jersey. In addition to writing the Snitchy Witch, he is the author of nine other award-winning children’s books.

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