F.P. Lione's Bio:
F.P. Lione is actually two people—husband and wife duo Frank and Pam Lione. Frank is an NYPD vet, while Pam is a former medical sonographer. Both Frank and Pam are Italian-American offspring of NYPD detectives.
The Liones’ have been featured in the Associated Press and Newsday after penning the Midtown Blue trilogy, releasing the novels The Deuce (2005), Skells (2006) and The Crossroads (2006). Ironically, The Deuce was en-route to the printers on 9/11.
Frank and Pam, who had no prior writing experience, readily admit that many of the characters entangled in their writing are based on elements of family, friends and fellow NYPD officers. In particular, Frank draws parallels to the character Tony Cavalucci.
“Tony reminds me of what my life was like when I first started out as a cop—but when I started to rely on my faith, I became a more caring, helpful and stable person like the character of Joe Fiore,” he says.
They lived in Staten Island, New York, while Frank was assigned to the NYPD’s Midtown South precinct, which covers Times Square. Today, the Liones’ have two sons and split time between New York City and Brodheadsville, Pennsylvania, nestled in the Poconos.
Frank and Pam believe the NYPD was more prepared for 9/11 than the history books remember them for. “During the millennium celebration in Times Square, New York City was on the highest alert I’d seen in my career at that point. The city was ready for an impending terrorist attack. We had credible terrorist threats, so the city had body bags stockpiled, chemical showers in place, and bomb searches conducted throughout Times Square,” the Liones recall.