Anthology Man!

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.

What a strange year 2017 became for my writing schedule. When I released Escaping Infinity last year – almost to the day as a matter of fact – I would not have believed what I was going to wind up writing.

I knew I was going to finish the Jack Del Rio series, which I did when I released Endgames on Oct. 30th but I figured my next project after that release would be my next sci-fi/fantasy novel – When The Gods Fell. Well as the year progressed those plans went right out the window.

10485847_279263655595834_8271865721917039142_nI wound up writing a third Sherlock Holmes pastiche – The Misplaced Mystery Writer – for this anthology, Sherlock Holmes Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells by Belanger Books, which was released in December. This was followed by Spinster’s Manor which was accepted for My Peculiar Family Vol. 2 (Belanger Books) which soon be released soon.

Then it got really crazy. The passing of my friend, Gibson Michaels, led me to taking on the project of finishing his fourth book, Eerie. This I only recently finished and it is in final editing with a release date in the spring.

Then there was taking on editing one of the 11-book series (the nine planets, the Sun and the Moon) of Superversive Press’ Planetary Anthologies, Pluto, while writing six short stories (I finishing the last one up this week) that have either been accepted or are still being considered for the series. Another Superversive anthology, Manthology, will also have a story written by me, The Last Hunt.

And lest I forget, somewhere during all of that I also managed to write a short story, entitled Nothing Ever Happens Here, for Silver Empire’s soon-to-be-released Secret Stairs anthology.

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