Jerry Guarino is an author and a screenwriter. His nearly 100 stories have been published in magazines in the United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. He has written and published six collections of short stories and one novel, The Da Vinci Diamond, a mystery/crime story. He is an editor for Flash Fiction Magazine.



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The Da Vinci Diamond (novel)

The Best of Café Stories

Café Stories: relationships (love stories)

Trilogies: 18 sets of short fiction

50 Italian Pastries

40 Slices of Pizza

Café Stories



The Da Vinci Diamond (feature)

The Sonoma Murder Mystery (short)

The Tightrope (short)

Who Stole Asbury Park? (short)

The Grand Poobah (short)

Family Fun Day (comedy pilot)

Serenity Garden (comedy pilot)



"What James Beard was to cooking, Jerry Guarino is to modern fiction."   Paul Soderberg (author of The Elephant Queen)


“The stories in this collection are tightly told tales with engaging storylines and interesting characters. There are plenty of twists and turns, and plenty of characters to delight in (and some to despise).”  Nathaniel Tower (Pushcart Prize nominated author and editor of Bartleby Scopes literary magazine.


“Jerry Guarino’s writing reminds me of the late, but great, Jose Saramago. His structure is both unique and compelling, always leading the reader to places that they never see coming.” Weeb Heinrich (editor of Writing Raw)


“Jerry Guarino has a knack for looking past the social illusions that poison our world.”   Sand Pilarski (managing editor of The Piker Press)



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Find Jerry's work on CafeLit here.