Parker Francis, author of the Quint Mitchell mystery series

Welcome to the online home of writers Parker Francis and Victor DiGenti. As a matter of full disclosure, both writers are one and the same. I write gritty mysteries, thrillers, and short stories using the pen name Parker Francis. Parker is the author of the award-winning Quint Mitchell Mystery series, which includes MATANZAS BAY, BRING DOWN THE FURIES, and HURRICANE ISLAND. He’s also penned the short story collection GHOSTLY WHISPERS, SECRET VOICES, and the novella BLUE CRABS AT MIDNIGHT. The short story, The Strange Case of Lord Byron’s Lover, was originally part of the anthology THE PROMETHEUS SAGA and is now included in the GHOSTLY WHISPERS collection.

My contribution to THE LIGHT FANTASTIC is a broad comic retelling of Raymond Chandler’s classic hard-boiled Philip Marlowe caper, Farewell, My Lovely. My tale is set in the future and brings together a beautiful multiverse criminal, a heartbroken pizza baron, and a dog named Pepperoni. All in a day’s work in the life of Slip-Sliding government agent Marlon Phillips.

Writing as Victor DiGenti, I first wrote the Windrusher trilogy, before switching personas to write as Parker Francis. Today, I also work as a biographer, ghostwriter, and publisher with my publishing imprint, Windrusher Hall Press. I’ve helped many people follow their dreams to have their life stories written or their books published. In future months, this website will undergo a change to better illustrate the writing achievements of Parker and Victor, as well as the services offered by Windrusher Hall Press. In the meantime, check out all of my books on my book page and on Amazon.


The Last Beach Boy: A True American Story of Life and Adventure

Cover of "The Last Beach Boy: A True American Story of Life and Adventure" by Robert (Bobby) Solano

By Robert (Bobby) Solano

Graduating from high school in 1954, Bobby Solano’s future seemed extremely limited. He was descended from generations of Minorcans, and his family lived on the threshold of poverty, searching Northeast Florida’s beaches for mullet and turtle eggs, hunting hogs, and gopher turtles. These experiences taught him that read more…

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FOL Author Symposium

March 21, 2023

The Friends of the Ponte Vedra Library present an Author Symposium on Tuesday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Crosswater Hall, 245 Nocatee Center Way. I’ll be one of seven regional authors participating, telling our stories, and selling books. The others include Sohrab Homi Fracis, Edward Mickolus, read more…