Louis Romano grew up in New York at a time when the Italian influence on modern culture was at a peak, and when Mob legends were made. Of course it wasn't until just recently, after years of success in the energy industry, that Romano was inspired to write his first novel, "Fish Farm."
In his debut work, Romano's Italian heritage influenced the theme and certainly the characters. "Fish Farm" is the story of Gino Ranno, a friend-of-the-mob, who finds himself in a little hot water wihen he and his girlfriend Lisa cross paths with a Colombian drug dealer.
His heritage isn't the only influence though. Romano credits some of his inspiration to the people he grew up with, and to the legends of old-school Sicily that were passed down to him over generations of family.
A fan of anything Hemingway, and Mario Puzzo, Romano has wanted to write a book for a long time. He is also working on a poetry collection, titled "Anxiety's Nest" that he hopes to publish this coming spring. There are also plans for a sequel to "Fish Farm" and a collaborative non-fiction.
Romano is currently CEO of Informa Energy, an energy consulting firm with offices in New York City and Clifton, New Jersey. He currently resides in the Park Ridge area with his family, and favorite Jack Russell, Rocco.