Chasing the Dragon

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.

Wow, what a whirlwind 24 hours it has been.

I got a late call to fill-in as a guest co-host on The Writer’s Block last night and quickly prepped for the show and then made the 30-mile drive to the studio in Sherman Oaks.

Not one minute before we were to go on the air live (listen to last night’s show here), I got a message informing me that my book, Escaping Infinity, had been named a finalist for Best Sci-Fi Novel for the 2017 Dragon Awards.

Here’s what all of the shouting is all about.


The winners will be announced on September 3rd at DragonCon in Atlanta.

Here is the final ballot and you can register to vote right here. Both the registration and the voting are completely free. For the rest of August, the e-book version of Escaping Infinity is available for just $0.99.

Get your copy today, give it a read and if you like what you’ve read, please consider voting for it and for as many of the other worthy finalists in all of the other categories that you like.


For now, I wanted to thank everyone who nominated my novel for what I consider the premier award in Science Fiction anywhere.

And thank you to all of you who will be voting for it during this round of finalists.

I am deeply honored and humbled by your support.

Thank you all!!!!