About the Authors

Frankie Maio was addicted to alcohol and drugs for forty-seven years before nearly losing his life and realizing the importance of becoming sober. After committing himself to a treatment program and following its guiding principles, he became clean and recently received his eight-year sobriety chip. 

He now spends his time restoring and reselling cars and fishing in his favorite hole. He also speaks regularly to large groups at his recovery meetings and is a source of inspiration wherever he goes. My Name is Frankie is his life story and his first book. 


Tristi Pinkston is the author of sixteen published books, which range from historical fiction to cozy mystery, with two nonfiction titles thrown into the mix as well—Bless Your Heart: Low-sodium Recipes for Your Heart-healthy Lifestyle and Women of Strength. She has also written over two thousand articles for the Internet.

In addition to being a prolific author, Tristi works full-time as a freelance editor and author mentor. She speaks regularly at writers conferences up and down the Intermountain West. She has been featured multiple times in The Daily Herald and Mormon Times, and is a well-known figure in the writing community. You can learn more about her at www.tristipinkston.com