Tony Piazza currently works as a Quality Assurance assistant for a food safety laboratory in Santa Maria, California. He spent twenty years prior to this as a biology research scientist for the University of the Pacific, Veterans Administration Hospital, and University of California in San Francisco. In the 1970s he worked in film and television with such stars as Michael Douglas, Steve McQueen, Paul Newman, and Clint Eastwood. His second occupation- and the one he enjoys the most, is as an author of mystery and action adventure stories. His novel, “Anything Short of Murder” was published in 2010, and his second book, “The Curse of the Crimson Dragon, was released January of 2012. Tony is also a member of two writer’s organizations- Sister’s in Crime (Los Angeles and Central Coast Chapter) and the SLO NightWriter’s Organization of San Luis Obispo.

Author Tony Piazza