Author day

Patrick Rizio with LaCost at Indie Author day-Schaumburg Library

October 14th, Indie Author day, Schaumburg Library. What a blast!

Had the chance to “compare notes” with other authors, and talk with readers of all ages. It was a dark and rainy day, but that didn’t seem to dampen anyone’s spirits. I cannot thank the Schaumburg Library enough for putting on this event. Well done! Can’t wait for next year.

Where will LaCost show up next?

Indie Author Day

Author Patrick Rizio with
LaCost at the Schaumburg
Public Library

The Schaumburg Public Library is the second biggest in Illinois. It has an extensive array of programs for everyone from young to old. Honestly, it is a really cool place. Having LaCost on the New Sci-Fi shelf at the Schaumburg Library is, what can I say, humbling and terrific.

On October 14th from 11:AM until 1:PM they are hosting an Indie Author Day, showcasing local authors. Any readers who can, should drop by and check it out. It promises to be a great event. Hope to see you there!

Where will LaCost show up next?

Autumn’s Living Library

Author Patrick Rizio at Autumn’s Living Library

I was proud to be one of the many authors chosen to participate in Autumn’s Living Library at McHenry County College on Oct. 6th. I had the chance to talk with readers passing by to check things out, and to chat with other authors. It was a terrific evening.

Events like this are venues to showcase and sell one’s books to be sure, but the interaction with the reading public and other authors is so valuable. One can hardly learn too much about one’s chosen craft! I’m looking very forward to coming back next year.

Where will LaCost show up next?

LaCost E-Book

LaCost E-Book now available for $2.99

Many readers today prefer E-Books. Whether it be an Amazon Kindle, a Barnes and Noble Nook, a Sony Touch, an iPad (or other tablet), a computer or even a smartphone, a lot of people choose E-Books. Hey, us readers are a diverse group. Keeping that in mind I’m happy to announce that LaCost is now available as an E-Book for the reduced price of $2.99. If you go to and click on E-book it will take you to a page where you can get a FREE Kindle app that lets you read LaCost on any device. (My editor has LaCost on his phone).

Again, I want to thank each and every reader who has shown interest in LaCost.

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LaCost at the Treaty of Paris

LaCost at 56 Rue Jacob, Paris

The Treaty of Paris was signed September 3rd,1783, at the Hotel D’York, 56 Rue Jacob, Paris. It was the official end of the Revolutionary war with England. It was signed by John Adams and Benjamin Franklin for the colonies, and by John Jay and David Hartley for King George the 3rd of England. It officially recognized the independence of the thirteen colonies and the sovereignty of the United States.

Go there today and all you will see is a small plaque outside the front door. Doesn’t seem like much considering the historical significance of the place.

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Another reader travels with LaCost

Reader Jim Moe with LaCost in St. Louis

Another reader has taken LaCost on the road, terrific! Again, for a first time author to have readers send in pictures is unbelievable! Jim, thank you so much.

Anyone interested in sending me a picture of LaCost from–wherever–can send it to Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to give LaCost a look.

Where will LaCost show up next?

LaCost readers on the road

LaCost reader Susan Knapp reading LaCost in Puerto Rico

Taking book on a trip is a time honored tradition. Whether it be on the plane getting there, or relaxing once one has arrived, books are good companions. It’s no secret to readers of that one of my ideas to promote my book is to post LaCost showing up, hopefully everywhere! Having LaCost readers starting to send pictures from places they have taken the book is, what can I say? Terrific and humbling. Susan I cannot thank you enough.

If anyone is interested in getting a picture to me you can send it to Thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to check out LaCost. It’s all a first time author could ask. ¬†And don’t forget—

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