Donald Greco grew up in Youngstown, Ohio. He has spent his career as a fifth grade school teacher, a high school geometry teacher, and thirty-three years as a professor of mathematics. He has always dreamed of writing stories, so quietly, in his spare time, he wrote novels throughout his adult life. The only one who knew of his secret passion was his beloved wife, Angie, whom he tragically lost several years ago.
Just writing words does not mean that they should be publishable. So Don, though he dreamed of telling his stories, wasn’t sure if they would be worthy of publication. But, in a chance encounter, he met Dr. Robert Maurer of Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Since Bob was a professor of English literature, and when he learned that Don had written stories, he read the manuscript of Dracaena Marginata, Don’s first novel. He told Don that he indeed had talent and that his stories should be read by others―and that he should continue writing. That novel, the third in Don’s series called the Youngsown Quintet, was published in 2014 and was granted by the influential industry magazine, Kirkus Reviews, a Kirkus Star and was designated as one of the best novels of the year.
Greco still lives in Ohio. He is a widower with three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.