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About the Author

Ms. Paino has witnessed, first-hand, the many dramas that unfold for young men and women who pursue a professional career in dance. She worked worked in the dance business with schools and companies for over twenty years and she has seen it all. To Live and Die for Dance is Ms. Paino’s first full length book and in 2011 it won awards in the Purple Dragonfly, Hollywood Book Festival and Millennium Book Contest. Her short story, Ivan’s Double Life, won first place in California's Foster City Writer's Contest and is included here as a bonus story.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1460956052
  • ISBN-13: 978-1460956052
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,805,177 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Ms. Paino has had a lifelong passion for the opera, ballet and history.
Her formal introduction to the world of ballet began when she worked as an office nurse for George Balanchine's personal physician.
"In retrospect, this was my early training ground for what was to come."
Her involvement in dance accelerated when her daughter began the quest to become a professional dancer and extended into Ms. Paino's work in arts administration.
"I have been blessed to have assisted many dance notables."
For over twenty years, Ms. Paino worked with several schools and dance companies writing grants, press releases and assisting in the management of these organizations, including Dance Theater of Long Island, the Fedicheva Ballet Company under the artistic direction of the late Kaleria Fedicheva, the Eglevsky Ballet Company with Artistic Director Ali Pourfarrokh and the American Theater Dance Workshop.
Ms. Paino's ongoing education includes a B.S. in Public Administration from Roger Williams University and an M.A. in History from the American Military University/American Public University System. She holds certificates of completion in Grant Writing from LIU, and Constitution 101 from Hillsdale College.
To Live and Die for Dance, Ms. Paino's first novel was the winner of a 2011 Purple Dragonfly Book Award, as well as Honorary Mention in the Hollywood Book Festival and Millennium Book Contest.
Ivan's Double Life, a 1997 short story won first place in California's Foster City Writers' Contest.
NON-Dance Stories
"Supermarket Nightmare," injects humor into everyday situations and appeared in the February 2015 issue of Funny Times.
Mama's Little Lady, A Special Pony, a children's book published in 2012, focuses on the damage of bullying. It received an award from the Purple Dragonfly Contest.
Contact: franpaino@gmail.com



Ms. Paino is now a resident of Austin, Texas where she is a member of the Writers' League of Texas and the Sisters in Crime, Heart of Texas Chapter.


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I loved this book and highly recommend it. It is a delightful read that takes you on an adventure into the world of dance, mystery, and the paranormal. Appropriate for all ages, especially teens. The introduction of each character flows so well that you get to know them personally right from the start. This lends itself to create a wonderful connection for the reader and the events unfolding in the story.
It is obvious the writer has a strong background in the world of competitive dance and puts pen to paper quite well. A must read. I'm looking forward to the next adventure of our young Chelly Bernardi.
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It was a breathe of fresh air reading " To Live and Die for Dance." Being a dancer, it was refreshing to read something written by someone who understands that kind of lifestyle and how unusual it can be. The story intrigued me and I could not put the book down. I HIGHLY recommend this book to really anybody. The story is relate-able as well as the characters. This book is definitely a job well done...congratulations to the author!
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By PS on May 24, 2011
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The storyline from the beginning was great. I couldn't put the book down. Reading "To Live and Die for Dance" reminded me of when I was young and read Nancy Drew books. This is a must read if you love reading mysteries. It will give you chills up and down your spine.
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