RECENT NEWS


Richard was a guest co-host on The Writer's Block on March 30, 2017. Listen to him with co-host Jim Christina and guest author Ruth Ramsey by clicking here.


Richard was a guest on the Speculative Fiction Cantina on March 31, 2017. Listen to the entire show by clicking right here.










Escaping Infinity Earns 4-Star Review From Readers' Favorite.

Betrayals Earns 5-star Review From Readers' Favorite2nd For Del Rio Series

Reservations Earns Another 5-Star Review

Richard's Interview With Arwen Chandler 

Holmes Away From Homes Interview with David Ruffle

LISTEN TO RICHARD'S APPEARANCE ON THE WRITER'S BLOCK ON NOV 10, 2016 BY CLICKING HERE.

HOLMES AWAY FROM HOME SET FOR PRE-XMAS RELEASE

Belanger Books has announced that the two-volume anthology, Holmes Away From Home, will be released prior to Christmas. A Kickstarter campaign has been started and can be found here.

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Born in Turlock, California in 1964, Richard Paolinelli began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 in Odessa, TX 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

In 1991 Richard began his sports writing career at the Gallup Independent before moving on to work for the Modesto Bee, Turlock Journal, Merced Sun-Star, Tracy Press, San Mateo County Times and the San Francisco Examiner. He also served as an editor and photographer with some of the newspapers. He won the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story while at the Turlock Journal

In 2010, Richard retired as a sportswriter and decided to return to his fiction writing roots. He released two short stories - The Invited and Legacy of Death - as well as a full-length sci-fi novel, Maelstrom. In 2015, Richard completed nearly two years of research and interviews and published, From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California, chronicling 95 years of high school football in his hometown. One month later, the first book of the Jack Del Rio series, Reservations, was published by Oak Tree Press. 

In 2016, Richard was one of a dozen authors selected to participate in, Beyond Watson, an anthology of original Sherlock Holmes stories and was one of 20 writers involved in a second Holmes Anthology, Holmes Away From Home, released in December.
Perfection's Arbiter, a biography of National League Umpire, Babe Pinelli, was released on October 8th. W & B Books acquired the Jack Del Rio series and released the second book, Betrayals, in November. The remaining two books in the Jack Del Rio series will follow in 2017 & 2018. 

In January of 2017, Richard returned to his science fiction roots with the release of the novel, Escaping Infinity, and hopes to release another sci-fi novel, When The Gods Fell, later this year.
Richard with Vida Blue, at left, and during his appearance on The Writer's Block. The newspapers he has written for are above with Seadragon #1.
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Escaping Infinity has been nominated for both a 2017 Nebula and 2017 Dragon Award.

While the novel did not garner enough nominations to place in the top five final nominees for the SFWA's Nebula Award, nominations for the Dragon are still open until late July.

Nominations are free and open to any sci-fi fan. Click here to submit your nominations in some or every category.  Don't forget to nominate Escaping Infinity in the first category: Best Sci-Fi Novel.
2017 DRAGON AWARD NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN THRU JULY 24TH

Click HERE to nominate Escaping Infinity for Best Science Fiction Novel
"At the end of the day, this book starts out like David Weber, continued as written by Rod Serling, and ends with the epic scope of John C. Wright. Yes. I went there."

- Declan Finn, Author of the Dragon Award Nominated Love at First Bite series. 
"Escaping Infinity is a mixture of hard science fiction, mystery, and some interest in transcendence. (It) takes the sense of wonder of classic science fiction tales that readers would love."