Richard Paolinelli

Richard Paolinelli

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 2013, 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.

Lenka's List had the pleasure to publish this interview on: June 8th, 2017
I started writing little stories as a young child and just kept on creating them as I grew older.
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Published Sort descending Title
2017-02-26 A Waste Of Talent, Life
2017-02-27 Hit & Miss
2017-02-28 The Best Laid Plans…
2017-03-01 Death On The Range
2017-03-02 Marvel Keeps Schooling DC
2017-03-03 Tarnished Dream
2017-03-05 Shameless self-promotion time
2017-03-06 A sad reminder
2017-03-09 Your thoughts?
2017-03-12 Samurai Jack is back!
2017-04-10 Rogue One
2017-04-26 Revenge For Being Born?
2017-04-27 Inside The Mind Of A (Crazy) Writer
2017-04-28 2017 Dragon Award Nominations
2017-04-29 When All You’ve Got Is Snark, You’ve Got Nothing At All
2017-05-07 A Time For Change
2017-05-10 A Sports Guy At Heart
2017-05-14 The Game Is Afoot
2017-05-17 What the…?????
2017-05-28 Of Rebooted Series Done Right And Not
2017-06-07 No Frost I
2017-06-13 Finally, DC gets it right
2017-06-14 One last word….
2017-06-14 Dear….,
2017-06-15 Writing Beverages
2017-06-16 A Place To Call Home
2017-06-18 Happy Dad’s Day
2017-06-21 Nice First Day Of Summer Surprise
2017-06-25 Cinematic Trifecta Saturday
2017-06-25 Movie Calendar
2017-06-29 Only Regret
2017-07-17 Award Season Off To A Nice Start
2017-07-18 What’s The Hold Up George?
2017-07-24 As We Wait, A Thank You
2017-08-04 Chasing the Dragon
2017-08-09 My Thoughts On The Dragons
2017-08-09 Good Times
2017-09-01 Heartfelt Thanks
2017-09-02 My Dragon Ballot
2017-09-03 Thoughts in the aftermath
2017-09-04 A counter to the Anti-Dragon crowd
2017-09-07 My firend, Reb
2017-09-11 Hey Reddit, is this proof enough?
2017-09-12 Another friend gone
2017-09-20 War Demons: A review
2017-10-01 Three free books!!!
2017-10-03 Del Rio’s Last Stand
2017-10-06 Dear John,
2017-10-07 Meanwhile, in Turlock, CA…
2017-10-07 On This Date, Oct. 8, 1956…
2017-10-09 A Little Separation, If You Please…
2017-10-10 Busy Winter Lies Ahead
2017-10-10 Welcome new subscribers
2017-10-10 Question From A Reader
2017-10-12 Attack Of The Chinese Bot Trolls
2017-10-12 Question From A Reader, Vol. 2
2017-10-12 The Road To Del Rio
2017-10-13 A Nice Review Of A Nice Book
2017-10-15 Dear Colin Kaepernick,
2017-10-20 New Sherlock Holmes Adventures!!!
2017-10-23 Blade Runner 2049: A Review
2017-10-30 Del Rio Is Live
2017-11-01 So Yeah, I’ve Been Around The Block
2017-11-02 The Problem With “Sensitivity Readers”
2017-11-02 A Word On Literary Agents To New Authors
2017-11-03 Ok, So You’ve Decided To Go Indie. Now What?
2017-11-03 So Now What Do I do?
2017-11-04 Market Till You Drop
2017-11-08 Free Book – Limited Time Offer
2017-11-11 To Absent Friends On This Solemn Day
2017-11-13 Trolls, Damned Trolls and Lying Trolls
2017-11-16 Trolls II: Attack Of The Sock Puppets
2017-11-16 Why Copyright Matters
2017-11-26 Radio Daze
2017-11-29 Missed Me On Dr. Paul’s Show? Fear Not!
2017-11-30 Goodreads Has A Credibility Problem
2017-11-30 My Op-Ed On Agents At Uprising Review
2017-12-02 Go Make Your Own (Or, Get Off My Lawn Ya Durn Kids!)
2017-12-06 A New Release For Christmas
2017-12-27 2017: A Year To Remember
2017-12-31 2018: A New Year’s Resolution
2018-01-13 REVIEW: This Is Not Your Father’s Mummy