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f j messina to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Bluegrass Files: Broken Glass”

f j messina to Participate in the Kentucky Book Festival with “The Bluegrass Files: Broken Glass”

August 2, 2023




What will Kentucky Book Festival visitors find on your table?

The Bluegrass Files: Broken Glass – In this sixth and final installment of The Bluegrass
series, the exciting archs of both character and relationship development are brought to surprising and satisfying conclusions, while the latest and most challenging mysteries Sonia Vitale and her team face are brilliantly solved.


The Bluegrass Files: Down the Rabbit Hole – Sonia Vitale is new at the PI game, she’s got a quirky partner, and she’s working with her handsome competition—but can she survive long enough to trust in love again?


The Bluegrass Files: Twisted Dreams – As private investigator Sonia Vitale tries to find a missing young woman, she is unaware of the dangers facing her heart—and her life!


The Bluegrass Files: The Bourbon BrotherhoodBourbon, Bullets, and Blood! Private investigator Sonia Vitale works to solve a murder and save an industry. Can she face the ultimate challenge?


Imagine: A Tale of Faith and Courage in a Dangerous World – Steeped in Navajo spirituality, a young woman’s shocking discovery in the desert awakens her to a deeper understanding of what God desires from each of us and she embarks on a life-threatening journey to bring that message to the world.



Whom do you invite to stop by? Who will benefit from reading your book?

The Bluegrass Files: Broken Glass is the final book in a six-volume series. Fans who have read the first five installments have been eagerly awaiting this latest offering (though disappointed that it is the last in the series). For those who have finished the series, I hope that they will take the opportunity to explore Imagine: A Tale of Faith and Courage in a Dangerous World. While telling an exciting story of personal growth, the work also shares a refreshing new view of having a personal relationship with God.


Could you please tell us something curious about you and/or your book?

I am often asked how it is that I am able to write from a young woman’s perspective so effectively. I hope that some folks will drop by my table and ask the question in person. I believe they’ll find the answer interesting.


Is this your first time participating in Kentucky Book Festival? If yes – what are you looking forward to the most? If you’ve participated before – what was your favorite experience at the Festival?

Being surrounded by book lovers and others who have devoted hours upon hours to telling great stories is both uplifting and inspiring.




After a long career as a professional musician and educator, having written several instructional texts along the way, Frank Messina turned his attention to writing fiction in 2016. The Bluegrass Files: Broken Glass invites you into the world of Sonia Vitale and the ladies of Bluegrass Confidential Investigations.