Richard Paolinelli is the author of Reservations, published in September of 2015 by Oak Tree Press, and it is the first of a four book series involving the main character, FBI Special Agent Jack Del Rio. He is currently working on the sequels to Reservations: Betrayals, Shades, and Endgames as well as a novelization of Seadragon and a sci-fi novel, Escaping Infinity.
In addition to the Del Rio series, he is the author and self-publisher of the sports non-fiction From The Fields: A History Of Prep Football in Turlock, California (Tuscany Bay Publishing), a sci-fi novel Maelstrom (Tuscany Bay Publishing) and two short stories: sci-fi short The Invited (Tuscany Bay Publishing) and the mystery/thriller short Legacy of Death (Tuscany Bay Publishing).
He served as the story writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics series, Seadragon: Seadragon #1 (Elite Comics, 1986) Seadragon #2 (Elite Comics, 1986). He is also a retired award-winning sports writer for newspapers in California and New Mexico and has written for many magazines and websites across the country.
The 51-year-old native of California is married to his wife Cheryl and has two children and one grandchild, who all live in the San Francisco Bay Area.