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2019-01-24 23:39
My newest novel is a Sci-Fi thriller about a manned probe to Hailey's Comet in 2072 that takes off from Mars Base but is hit by an asteroid in the Kuiper Belt and damaged.When the ship tries… Read More
2018-12-22 15:38
Through all the gift giving and merriment, please remember what the season is all about -- peace, love and soul! Read More
2018-10-04 14:03
This is the home page for all my fiction.Some of these stories began decades ago but they were all written down within the last ten years and revised more recently. Released a few years ago… Read More
2018-10-04 14:00
Four short stories that make up the fourth and final book of the Rock and Roll Love Story series, The Novellas follow Rocket, wealthy beyond his dreams despite all the setbacks, as he tries… Read More
2018-09-17 16:01
There are actually three more books to the Rock and Roll Love Story series.The Ocean spans between the early 80's to the millennium; it's the saga of Ronnie James DeRenzo as he copes with th… Read More
2018-08-26 05:46
This is the home page for the fiction I have written over the years.While they have only recently been released under my real name, some of these stories have their beginnings decades ago an… Read More
2018-08-23 19:21
All these novels were conceptualized long ago and have been in publication for quite some time. I wrote under the pseudonym "R.R. Silone" because I didn't want to attract attention to myself… Read More
2018-08-23 15:56
My paternal grandmother's first cousin was Ignazio Silone, the Italian Hemingway and a contemporary of Papa, who was one of, if the greatest antifascist novelists in history. A lot of my fri… Read More
2018-08-23 13:34
My writing career began when I was five years old!I was watching "Superman" with George Reeves on the 13" black and white TV in the living room of our two family walkup in Paterson N.J. -- I… Read More
2018-08-23 12:40
Ares is a lost king suffering from a "brilliant madness" who fights an endless war with the barbarian half human Kargs and their Dark Lord. Aided by his twin sister Ariel, the Queen of the A… Read More
2018-08-23 08:21
Bear with me as I convert this blog from the pseudonym under R.R. Silone to my real name, Ron Rizio. It is a work in progress! Read More
2018-08-18 19:31
I haven't started on it yet but I'm planning a re-working of Rock and Roll Love Story that will fix some of the long standing problems. Rest assured if you buy it now or have an older copy n… Read More
2018-08-10 03:36
After reviews by several friends and careful consideration, I have decided to take the second book of what I was billing as the Two Novel Set off sale. Whereas the first book, The River, is… Read More
2018-07-26 11:50
The great experiment giving away my ebooks free on Gutenberg has ended! I got great exposure as 4,000 people saw my author page but the downloads were a bit disappointing. I took them all of… Read More
2018-06-11 22:59
My paperback novels are no longer available for sale.You can still download a free ebook at Gutenberg. Check out my book store to the right Read More
2018-05-31 12:50
"Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume Set" is my magnum opus, my 500 page dirge to my late, lamented rock star career that almost was but never came to be. It starts out with a panean to… Read More
2018-05-24 20:09
There's more available on each one of my novels:You can go to RR Silone's site on Lulu, where you can order a paperback.Or you can go to my site at Gutenberg and download a free ebook.Novel… Read More
2018-04-26 17:32
"The Two Volume Set" includes the original, "Rock and Roll Love Story", otherwise known as "The River" plus the sequel, "The Ocean".I originally conceptualized them as one book but it took t… Read More
2018-04-24 22:25
The Interior is a wonderous place and it would not be possible for me to publish and sell my books without it. It does however play by certain rules and if you want to be successful, you hav… Read More
2018-04-10 23:07
Dr. John and the tech staff at Project Gutenberg and the World Library are working to get my three novels up and running as free e-books. I will let you know when they are available.The pape… Read More
2018-04-04 01:36
To all of my blog readers who have been intrigued by my novels but who for whatever reason cannot or will not pay any money to read them, take heart.The Kindle versions and Lulu paperbacks w… Read More
2018-03-19 19:18
There's nothing much to say this spring, as I am reconsidering my writing projects and trying to revamp my marketing efforts. Three of my novels are for sale --- "Rock and Roll Love Story :… Read More
2018-02-20 21:37
Ronnie James "The Rocket" DeRenzo is a hard luck Jersey cowboy, a "dateless wonder" living in a gentryfing hamlet in the semi-rural Northern Highlands of Bruce Springsteen's state in the mis… Read More
2018-02-16 11:52
If you've been following this blog, you'll see there are some changes in the publication of my books.Rock and Roll Love Story is the two volume set, both The River and The Ocean together. Th… Read More
2018-01-02 14:10
"Lonesome Cowboy", the western novel about drifter Jake Canyon, has been put on the shelf.In the next few weeks and months, I am going to blogging more about my existing novels; especially "… Read More
2017-11-27 09:23
Hello to all my friends and readers in France, Russia and Ukraine! My books are only available in English but you should be able to buy them in most Western and developed countries through a… Read More
2017-11-09 16:43
Good News! Four of my paperbacks are now available on Lulu for half the price of what they cost on Amazon and Barnes & Noble."Rock and Roll Love Story" is the 500 plus page, two volume s… Read More
2017-11-06 11:22
There will be an earlier than anticipated release to my paperbacks! Look for them to go on sale very soon exclusively at! Read More
2017-11-02 16:17
All five of my best novels have been uploaded to the Lulu publisher's site. I am planning a Black Friday release which I expect will see the prices of all books cut in half compared to the p… Read More
2017-10-31 04:28
Effective Halloween 2017, all my paperback books have been retired from the publisher's Global Reach program. That means you will no longer be able to buy my paperback books from retailers l… Read More
2017-10-28 19:50
Paper is expensive and there's really nothing I can about the cost of my paperbacks. I'm selling them via the global book market with no profit to myself. The publisher and retailer get paid… Read More
2017-10-24 22:55
My newest novel, still under development, is about a Kentucky farmer in the 1880's who is on the run in Texas, where he's seeking work as a cowboy. He comes to a small, dusty town called Dea… Read More
2017-10-13 19:53
All my books are available in e-book format exclusively in the Amazon Kindle Store beginning at 99 cents each.About half my books are available in paperback from Amazon and Barnes & Nobl… Read More
2017-10-13 19:08
Ares is the half-Cerefin heir to a lost king in the North who fights a long war against the barbarian, half human cavemen Kargs. He struggles with a brilliant madness that leads to soaring h… Read More
2017-10-13 18:22
Nick Romano is the long snapper and captain of the Kamikazee squad for the expansion Phoenix Bulls. His best friend on the team is the slender, wiry, troubled superstar quarterback Gary McCa… Read More
2017-10-10 19:50
This is the oldest and best traveled of my blogs and hitherto it has been used exclusively to promote the novels and short stories that compromise the "Rock and Roll Love Story" series.But I… Read More
2017-10-03 21:40
Donald Trump appears in cameo in several places in Book Two : The Ocean, which is part of Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume set.Please keep in mind that this book was first written ab… Read More
2017-07-31 13:12
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2017-06-15 08:40
The rock star in my novel is a political animal.He is a Catholic who believes in birth control but agrees with the Church that abortion is murder. He carries a gun and believes in the Second… Read More
2017-06-11 20:02
I was out of work, I was sick and it was the dead of winter. A doctor friend told me he thought I should forget about going back to work for a while and concentrate on something artistic. Wh… Read More
2017-06-05 00:26
I don't know much about Ariana Grande and her music; I did read somewhere that she can be a bit of a diva.After giving a benefit in Manchester less than two weeks after the bombing of her co… Read More
2017-05-29 12:32
"White guys can't sing the blues -- except for Gregg Allman" - John Lee Hooker...Rock and roll lost one of its greatest stars Saturday when the prime mover behind the iconic Allman Brothers… Read More
2017-05-15 00:15
Perhaps you've read "Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume Set" and enjoyed the sequel, "The Beach". If you'd like to read more about Shelly and Ronnie and the gang, you can check out "Ro… Read More
2017-03-19 00:48
"If they're suing for copyrights, Chuck Berry would have all the money.." Ronnie James DeRenzo in Rock and Roll Love Story Read More
2017-03-08 14:30
It is eve of 9/11 and Rocket is missing. He turns up in the psyche ward at Bellevue Hospital in New York City ranting and raving about Islamic terrorism and the World Trade Center. His famil… Read More
2017-01-24 14:48
I met Donald Trump in the newsroom of The Bergen Record in spring of 1986. Unlike his rude, bombastic public image of today, he was polite and considerate.I met Hillary Clinton in a hospital… Read More
2017-01-10 10:42
I spoke out in the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012 and I came to regret it!Somehow, a few people read my second book, The Ocean, and misinterpreted my hero, Ronnie James DeRenzo's lo… Read More
2017-01-03 17:40
When a beloved celebrity like Carrie Fisher, Prince or David Bowie passes, the world finds out about it instantly and there is a huge outpouring of love and adulation as albums, movies and m… Read More
2016-12-04 15:03
I've been blogging about Rock and Roll Love Story for about nine years and it's been available in paperback and e-book now since 2010.I get a lot of hits on this blog but I'd be lying if I s… Read More
2016-11-16 15:01
One of the unsung heroes of popular American music has died.Al Caiola, 96, passed away in an Allendale, New Jersey nursing home last night. An important sessions musician in the 1950's and 6… Read More
2016-11-11 21:32
Ronnie James "The Rocket" DeRenzo is a hard luck Jersey cowboy, a "dateless wonder" living in a gentrifing hamlet in the Northern Highlands of Bruce Springsteen's state in the miserable econ… Read More
2016-10-24 00:27
The e-book versions of "Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume Set" and its follow-up "The Beach" are exclusively available in the Kindle e-book store on Amazon for $2.99 and 99 cents resp… Read More
2016-10-23 04:59
The paperback versions of "Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume Set" and its follow-up "The Beach" will remain on sale until Halloween. After that, the books will be exclusively availabl… Read More
2016-10-14 08:46
I just put through a price reduction on all retail sales of "Rock and Roll Love Story : The Two Volume Set" and its follow-up "The Beach".If you buy a paperback from Amzon or Barnes & No… Read More
2016-09-17 16:12
The two novel set and the novella are still available in paperback and e-book formats. After blogging about this series since 2005 and with copies available since 2008 I have decided to take… Read More
2016-08-29 14:35
I've dreaming of living in a small studio apartment somewhere near the beach in a warm, tropical climate; sleeping on a mattress on the floor, existing off brown rice and green tea, sipping… Read More
2016-08-28 00:17
I've talked a lot on this blog about the first book, The River, and its sequel The Ocean which are part of the two novel set.I have not said a lot about the novella that follows.The Beach wa… Read More
2016-08-16 19:54
Ronnie James DeRenzo is 11 years old when the older hippie brother of his friend Roy Voorhees offers to take the two kids to a music festival in upstate New York. His father, an original roc… Read More
2016-08-14 18:53
On this day, August 14th 2000, I began to put the first words down in pixels for the foreward to Rock and Roll Love Story, the first book which eventually became The River which begins… Read More
2016-08-04 01:45
Donald Trump appears in a cameo in the second book of my novel series, Rock and Roll Love Story:The Two Novel Set. In "The Ocean", Rocket, my alter-ego and antihero is a 40 something million… Read More
2016-07-24 20:26
"Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume Set" is now selling in the Kindle Store on Amazon for $2.99.The price increase was necessary because "The Beach", which is the continuation of the s… Read More
2016-07-20 13:22
The Beach is a novella, the continuation of Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume set.It's the eve of September 11, 2001 and Ronnie James "The Rocket" DeRenzo has gone missing. His family… Read More
2016-07-20 13:21
The Kindle version of Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume will remain on sale on Amazon for 99 cents for the remainder of the week. Effective Sunday, July 24th, the price will increase… Read More
2016-07-18 17:37
There is in fact, a third whole book to Rock and Roll Love Story, a group of related novellas that comes after The Ocean, which is the second novel in the two volume set currently on sale.Th… Read More
2016-07-10 18:55
The price of the e-book for Rock and Roll Love Story: The Two Volume set is still at 99 cents. It will be going up to $2.99 within the next few weeks.The introductory offer will be rescinded… Read More
2016-07-04 19:31
I posted a lot about the plot of Rock and Roll Love Story over the years, and if you've checked out the previews on GoodReads and the Kindle Store you can get a good idea of how it starts.Th… Read More
2016-07-02 00:16
Check out my new blog to find out all about my new upcoming fantasy novel Read More
2016-06-25 19:00
You don't need a Kindle to read an e-book from Amazon!Just download the free Kindle reader app from the Internet to your phone, tablet or computer, buy your e-book and you're on your way.Roc… Read More

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