Notary Public Enemy by Tony Iovino

Tony Iovino

Tony Iovino is the author of the novel Notary Public Enemy (Diversion Press, 2011) a murder mystery set on Long Island.  He is the founder and host of the Summer Gazebo Readings, an acclaimed outdoor series featuring readings by distinguished poets and authors each Monday in June, July & August in Oceanside, NY. 

Tony, a resident of Rockville Centre, NY, has received numerous recognitions for his community service and his work within the literary community, including having been named Long Islander of the Week (Newsday, May, 2011), Citizen of the Year (Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, 2008) and Kiwanian of the Year (2007).  He is the recipient of the Community Service Award from the Long Island Writer’s Guild, and the Make a Difference Award from the Town of Hempstead, and was honored by United New Yorkers for Choice in Education.

Tony’s essays and poems have appeared in print and in on-line literary magazines and anthologies, including USA Today: The Journal of the Society for the Advancement of Education, BlogCritics Magazine, Poetry Cemetery, Stellar Showcase Journal, Subtle Tea, A Long Story Short, Clearfield Review, Meanderings:  A Collection of Poetic Verse, Long Island Sounds: 2009 An Anthology of Poetry From Maspeth to Montauk And Beyond, PPA Literary Review, the Long Island Quarterly and others.

A native Long Islander, Tony received his B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Richmond and his J.D. from St. John's University School of Law.  He was recently named a “Legal Eagle” by Long Island Pulse magazine and is the lead litigation partner in the Garden City law firm Bondi Iovino & Fusco.

Tony serves, and has served, on the Board of Directors for a number of non-profit organizations, including the Long Island Ballet, the Oceanside Education Foundation, Parents of Murdered Children of NY State, Oceanside Kiwanis, and others.  He served as an elected Trustee on the Oceanside Board of Education.

 Tony is married to his childhood sweetheart, Angela. They have two daughters, Amanda and Alison, neither of whom have ever given them a moment of concern.