Photo Courtesy of Richard's Selfie (2015)
Richard Tattoni was born in 1976 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. His parents moved to Milton and then Burlington, also the town where he was raised and currently lives. But don't think that his seemingly frozen location has any impact on where his writing takes us. His parents were hardworking with Italian roots that underlie many of the strengths of his character. From a young age he was drawn to creative endeavours, but the writing took a hold of him when Richard was in his early twenties.
The writing started in high school with friends forming Igloo of the Polar Bear, a small poetry group. After high school sports, a college program and internship in media and the start of a career that tested only a fraction of his editing and creative abilities, Richard began to put his words on paper.
Even as an adult, Richard is described as having a 'wild imagination', which actually means that he has a tendency to embellish and doesn't want to follow the flow of small-talk in a conversation. It turns out that this is just the strength and weakness of fiction writers. Further university training to polish his works in progress provided him with opportunities to make stories better and more straightforward.
While working in the five-to-nine grind, Richard poured his heart and soul into his writing, in a way that is hard to imagine and a dedication that is inspiring. And through it all, his dream, which was once described as a pipe dream without any foundation, morphed into a goal: a real and achievable goal.
Richard writes Picaresque, New Adult, Contemporary and Bizarro fiction. The author hopes that his dark work will resonate with those who read his new books. French Press Bookworks Author Roundtable features a discussion about writing dialogue as his first video appearance. He doesn't serve 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. He's a believer in the Canadian Dream.
As far as Richard's other life, his non-writing life, he lives in the suburbs with his beautiful wife and baby. He's surprised and delighted every day when reminded that he has found a family who 'gets him'. Richard loves green tea, and anything that anyone will feed him.
After coining the word Technossance to describe the new birth of technology, Richard fought through the grips of the Industrial Revolution. He invites you to follow his carbon footprint. But his writing is much more exciting than he is; so giddy-up and storm into a brave new world.
The new author is taking a hiatus from The Great Beyond, but he'll back again some day.