Victims of Circumstance
By: FRANK A. ROSSI
ABOUT THE BOOK
Victims of Circumstance tells the true story of Nick Harris and his infamous father, Richard (Ricky) Matt. Nick, a victim of drug addition, resides with his disabled mother, Vee Harris. Having met Ricky when they were teens, Vee’s life has never been easy. Their toxic relationship led to Nick’s birth. Ricky, while caring for his son in his own way, used his anger toward the world to destroy any semblance of a normal family life they could have had. After Ricky’s arrest for murder and eventual escape, Nick and Vee are forced to relive their past as they watch his manhunt and death play out on twenty-four-hour news cycles. Nick will need to reconcile with his past and find redemption, in order to move on with his future.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Frank A. Rossi holds a BA in economics from Colgate University where he also played four years of varsity football. After two tryouts with the NFL, he moved to New York City to become a banker. In 1985, he began his acting career and can be seen in; White Men Can’t Jump, Blue Chips, The Criminal Mind, and most recently, Confession, Assault on VA-33, and G.O.D. He has also guest-starred on Miami Vice, Days of our Lives, General Hospital, and The Young and the Restless, etc. Rossi has two acting schools in Buffalo and Rochester, NY. Having taught over two thousand kids and adults acting over the past twenty years in the WNY area. He is also a feature film and television Casting Director. Rossi owns Buffalo Film Casting, and in 2021 cast his 7th and 8th films, casting 31 Principals and 3050 B.G. extras in the film, Cabrini. Next up for Buffalo Film Casting is a Nine Episode TV Series. Most of Rossi’s’ projects thus far have come to Buffalo from NY and LA.