Wednesday, May 5, 2010

"Hero Pizza" Review on Levantine Website

Check out the link below to read Omid Arabian's review of Hero Pizza. He says, "Anyone with immigrant parents will relate to this comical novel." He did a nice job of encapsulating the essence of my narrative. Thanks, Omid.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Hero Pizza" Now Available

I am pleased to announce my latest novel, "Hero Pizza," is now available.

Synopsis: "Mo" Shirazi thought he left his childhood behind when he moved to New York to pursue an art career and escape from his parent's traditional Iranian ways. When he returns to his hometown of Los Angeles to visit his parents he finds himself being treated like a child again. The only way he can spend time with his father is to work for him at his pizza restaurant, Hero Pizza. When he takes a much-needed break to meet his mother for lunch she spends the whole time trying to arrange a marriage for him. Will he be able to convince his parents to recognize his newfound independence?

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

"Poetry Lesson" Now Available

Here's the press release for the book:

(Los Angeles, CA) August 29, 2007 -- After twelve years of writing Fred Kashani has completed his debut novel, “Poetry Lessons.” When asked why it took so long to complete the author said, “The book is set in 1995 because that’s when I started it. I naively thought I could finish it in a couple months. I completed it a few minutes at time: on message pads at work and on scraps of paper in the car. It’s such a relief to see it in print.”

About the Book
After having lived all over the world as a military brat, Henry David Kieller has come to Los Angeles where he hopes to find a home. His difficulty in overcoming his nomadic tendencies leads him to become a serial house sitter. As he spends his days seeking epiphanies, writing poetry, obsessing over Thoreau, and raising money for his charitable foundation, he wonders if he has a life.

In 1995, dissatisfied with his lack of progress in settling down, he seeks the advice of Ken, his enigmatic Japanese barber and reluctant spiritual advisor. Ken convinces him he needs a woman and introduces him to artist Maggie Aveline. The differences between Henry and Maggie become readily apparent as soon as they begin dating; she's a pack rat and he's a minimalist. After getting to know each other better, they realize that they share fundamental values and desires. Will his love for Maggie inspire him to settle down?

By Fred Kashani
$15.95 paperback 264 pages
ISBN 978-0976537779

Excerpt available at:

About the Author
Fred Kashani is a freelance writer, artist and filmmaker. He was born, raised and lives in Los Angeles, California. Poetry Lessons was based on his experiences as an artist. Poetry Lessons is his first novel.

For media inquiries please contact the author at fred at

Monday, August 27, 2007


My novel, "Poetry Lessons," is now available on Amazon. Check it out.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Poetry Lessons

My novel, "Poetry Lessons," will be available on Amazon any day now.