Good Times

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.

An old back injury that has only worsened with time has flared up just as my wife imagesunderwent shoulder surgery that will keep her laid up for at least four months. You might think it’s all doom and gloom around Casa Paolinelli these days.

Far from it.

The back comes and goes, as it has for nearly two decades, and her shoulder will heal. Despite the physical woes that sprung up this month, August is shaping up to be a great month for me as a writer.

Coming off winning a second place medal in the ETWG’s Blue Ribbon Book Cover Contest second_place– ok, I’ve seen the first place winner and I have to admit it was a worthy choice – my novel Escaping Infinity was named a finalist for Best Sci-Fi Novel in the 2017 Dragon Awards. You can listen to me about 60 seconds after I was informed right here: August 3rd, The Writers Block Radio Show as I was about to go on air as a guest co-host. As you can probably tell, I was a little wound up. Trust me, you should have been in the studio during the 60 seconds before we went live.

Voting for the awards is ongoing, Escaping Infinity is available on Amazon Kindle for just $0.99 for the rest of August as my way of saying thank you for the nomination, and if you are so inclined after reading it, you can cast your vote for it right here.

And while you have your ballot open, there are 14 other categories with about 100 worthy finalists to choose from. You don’t have to vote for every category, but I’m sure whoever you do vote for will be just as appreciative as I am.

The rest of August is looking busy as