Mike Maccalupo has written several novels about growing up in his native South Buffalo. Now, in what he calls "a departure," Maccalupo has released "The Almost Definitive Collection- Volume One," a work comprised of a short story, essay , poetry and a three-act play.
In conversation with WBFO's Mike Desmond, Maccalupo says the work was intended to be a novel.
The writing process instead produced the short story "The Umbrella," a work the author calls "a kind of macabre story."
Maccalupo also discusses how he develops his stories and his plans for his next novel, "The Allentown Murders."