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March 15, 2014

Ex-Beverly hockey player writes book on life as jail guard

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Albano’s dream was to become an FBI agent like his uncle, and after graduating from Westfield State he started to follow that path. After his experience at the jail he abandoned that plan and took a position with Fidelity where he worked with Jeffrey Vinik. When Vinik bought the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, he decided to bring the hedge fund with him to Florida.

“I didn’t want to go to Tampa so I decided to retire and work on my book. It is self published and came out last summer (available in paperback on Amazon and Kindle). Jail Bait got rave reviews, and that put some wind in my sails. I was surprised when a lot of the wives of friends picked it up and found it interesting; that was an audience I wasn’t expecting.”

Albano is now working on his second novel, a sequel featuring the main character Kelly and the effect jail has had on him in the brief time he spent there.

“I hope to finish the book this year and look for a publisher,” said Albano. “I’m also going to get an agent, who will take care of a lot of the things involved in publishing. I designed the cover of Jail Bait, and had to fight to keep it the way I had it. I’m still learning about the industry and find it fascinating.”

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