2017: A Year To Remember

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.

As another year draws to a close I come to the conclusion that this might have been the best year since I restarted my fiction writing career in 2013. It certainly seems like the most eventful, at any rate. With that in mind, I thought it would be fun to take a look back and review the highs, and the lows, that made up my writing life in 2017.


EI_DRAGON_COVER BADGEThe 14th was my first grandson’s birthday, which seemed like a perfect day to pick to release Escaping Infinity. Based on how well that book has done alone, I may start making Jan. 14th my go to release date from now on.


I made my third appearance on The Writer’s Block on the 9th and talked about Escaping Infinity. Hanging out in studio with Jim Christina and Bobbi Jean Bell for an hour is a real pleasure.


I closed out the month by serving as a guest co-host for Bobbi Jean Bell on The Writer’s Block and the guest author was Oklahoma’s Ruth Ramsey. Although Ruth wrote more of a YA novel, she and I have quite a lot in common as we are both retired newspaper writers making our way as fiction writers. It was a fun show and a new and different experience being in the host chair. The very next day, the 31st, I was the guest on the Speculative Fiction Cantina and somehow managed not to lose my voice by the end of a very fun show.


A week after celebrating my birthday I was back on the radio, this time with Declan Finn’s Catholic Geek Radio Show. I’m not Catholic, but the show focuses on sci-fi and fantasy and it was a blast talking with a multiple