Richard Paolinelli began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon. His sports writing career spans stops in New Mexico, Arizona and California. He won the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story.
In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and returned to his fiction writing roots. Since then he has written five novels – including the Dragon Award Finalist (Best Sci-Fi Novel), Escaping Infinity – three Sherlock Holmes pastiches, two non-fiction sports books and three novelettes. He is serving as co-editor for one of the 11 volumes of Superversive Press’ Planetary Anthologies (Pluto) and will have his own short stories in several of the other volumes as well that are to be released throughout 2018.
He is also a partner in Tuscany Bay Books with Jim Christina and recently founded the Science Fiction & Fantasy Creators Guild (www.sffcguild.com) a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting science-fiction and fantasy and its creators in many media platforms.
During the interview, Richard will describe how he got his start in writing, why he calls himself an “eclectic scribe,” and how he balances writing in multiple genres. We’ll also discuss book marketing, cover design, his thoughts on indie authors and indie publishing, and his regular hosting gig on an L.A.-based weekly writers show. And of course, we’ll answer your questions from the chat room.
Preview and purchase his books on Amazon.com.
To listen to the live show, go to www.w4cy.com and click on the LISTEN LIVE button at 5 PM Eastern on Monday, February 26.