Tiffanie DeBartolo (born November 27, 1970, Youngstown, Ohio) is an American novelist, filmmaker, and co-founder of independent record label Bright Antenna. She has written two novels, God-Shaped Hole and How To Kill a Rock Star. She wrote and directed the film Dream for an Insomniac, featuring Jennifer Aniston, but which had a very limited release in 1996.
DeBartolo is the daughter of former San Francisco 49ers owner Edward J. DeBartolo, Jr.. She attended the all-girls Villa Maria High School and dropped out her senior year when they wouldn't let her graduate early. She later obtained her GED and graduated from UC Berkeley with a philosophy degree, then moved to Los Angeles. She has previously lived in New York City and Boulder, Colorado, and now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her novel writing career began after her screenwriting/directorial debut, with God-Shaped Hole coming out in 2002, and How to Kill a Rock Star in 2005, both from Sourcebooks Landmark. Sidney Sheldon has praised her sophomore novel, saying it has "Wonderful characters wrapped up in a story that moves like an express train". God-Shaped Hole was published in the UK as The Shape of My Heart. She has recently completed work on the text for a graphic novel about American musician Jeff Buckley.
She is one of the owners of the Oakland, California based Indie music record label Bright Antenna, which has released music by Middle Class Rut, Jimmy Gnecco, The Wombats, Magic Wands, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Flagship, Beware of Darkness, and Cheerleader.
- God-Shaped Hole at Sourcebooks website
- Tiffanie DeBartolo at the Internet Movie Database
- 2008 interview with DeBartolo at Once Upon a City website
- Bright Antenna website.
- Tiffanie DeBartolo Goodreads page.
- How to Kill a Rock Star Goodreads page.
- God Shaped Hole Goodreads page.
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