I'm a first-generation Sicilian American novelist from Middletown, Connecticut, now living in New York City. How Fires End (Little A, 2019) is my debut novel. My fiction and non-fiction have appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review and LitHub. I'm also a writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games, and an avid tabletop gamer. As a child, my mother would take me to our local bookstore every Saturday to pick out one book. My first pick was The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. What's the first book you remember finding in that maze of shelves at your local bookstore? Visit marcorafala.com to learn more.