Mario Tenaglia graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors of Arts in English Literature, a minor in Italian, and a concentration in Poetry Writing. He has a large collection of poems, a few non-fiction books, and many other pieces (fiction or otherwise) in progress with more to come! Currently he lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is a voracious reader of the classics and eclectic good stories of all kinds through the ages and from around the world. He is known to be prone to spontaneous outbursts of happiness and enthusiasm often accompanied by sweeping and peculiar ideas and inspirations. He also boasts a Bachelors of Science in Accounting which gave him the foundation to open his own bookkeeping and admin services company MT Services. When Mario's not writing or reading or "keeping the books," he can likely be found backpacking in the wilderness or involved in service work as a dedicated and devoted spiritual minister. Mario can be reached through his company’s website at as well as through his blog here at HuffPo.