It's not going to be easy to give you a sense of who I really am through this flat screen and words of a non-descript font, but here it goes. I'll try to explain.

Richard Tattoni was born in 1876 on the east side of Little Italy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At a young age, his parents moved to the Golden Horseshoe, rearing the boy as real as Hamilton steel. His parents eventually moved to Burlington, Ontario where he got in several altercations with his cousin. There were years of living in the projects. Richard almost didn't go to Mohawk College. He nearly took a course in urban planning at a university. The intent was to study the street layout of Burlington. When Richard returned to Hamilton, he served a stint as Hess Village's mayor, then quit politics. He moved to Brewington. However, don't think that this drunk frozen location affects all of his fiction or where his creative writing takes us. His parents were hard-working good people with good Italian roots, revealing many strengths of his character. A firm believer in life after death, blogging stories from The Great Beyond ever since his youth, believing Alan Dershowitz was the world's best lawyer, until writing took hold of him again later in life.

The writing started in high school with friends forming Igloo of the Polar Bear, a small poetry group. Following his efforts in high school sports, a college program and internship in media, Richard continued putting his words on paper. 

Even as an adult, Richard can be described as having a wild imagination, which actually means that he has a tendency to embellish; that is just a show of his strength as a fiction writer. Further university training to polish his works in progress provided Richard with the skills to make his story-telling better.

After years of working the nine-to-five grind, Richard is making more time for writing offline. Gaining a certificate in creative writing from Humber College in 2019 and remaining active in the writing community, he refuses to give up. He pours his heart and soul into his writing, in a way that is difficult to imagine and with a dedication that is inspiring, pushing boundaries, writing with a razor's edge. Rob McLennan's guest blog features Richard talking about the writing day, and, through it all, his dreamland, once described as a pipe dream with no foundation, morphed into a goal: a real and achievable goal in the heart of Brewington. 

Richard is a new author releasing his first novel on November 12th, 2022. The author's writing crosses genres like picaresque, creative non-fiction, comic thriller, suspense, new adult, and bizarro fiction. He hopes that his work resonates with those who read his books. French Press Bookworks Author Roundtable features a discussion about writing dialogue in his first video appearance. He doesn't give you the moral of the story on a platter but requires the reader to dig in, get their hands dirty, and feel like they have achieved something real, something different.

As far as Richard's life outside of the novels, he works as a writer-in-residence at a local library in Brewington. His home is located at 77 Bad Boy Drive in the town of Brewington, where he lives with his beautiful wife and kids. He is surprised and delighted every day when reminded that he has found a community who gets him. Richard loves great beer and rocks out whenever he gets the chance. But his writing is much more exciting than him, and soon he'll release his first book.