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.

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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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Worlds most recognized tower

Author Patrick Rizio at the Eiffel Tower, Paris

Mention Paris and one’s mind thinks Eiffel Tower. Mention Eiffel Tower and one’s mind thinks Paris. The two are inseparable, two sides of the same coin, like electricity and magnetism. When it was completed in 1889 it was the entrance to the world’s fair, and the tallest structure in Paris. If you include its 24 meter antenna it still is. It is painted every 7 years to stop rust. (To do the whole tower takes 60 tons of paint). 6.91 MILLION people ascended the tower in 2015, making it the most visited paid monument in the world.

With security concerns and an average of 25,000 visitors a day the lines to go up are, well, long. However, the park right next to the tower affords terrific views. At night when it is lit up, it becomes a thing of awe and beauty.

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Jawing with Albert

Author Patrick Rizio talking physics with his old pal Albert.

When the words physics, or scientist, or physicist appear in a conversation,  it’s guaranteed that the name Einstein immediately comes to mind. The amount of doors to nature that have been opened because of this man are extraordinary. (I just may have made the understatement of the century with that last sentence). His insights have not only been monumental in their significance, but continue to be verified to this day. The verification of gravity waves in the last couple of years being a recent example. Predicted by Einstein long before the technology was available to verify them, they are yet another tool we may use to answer questions unthinkable just a few decades ago. They may give us a tool to unlock information about the very instant of the big bang, and possibly information before that!

It will come as no surprise to the readers of this blog–I AM A HUGE FAN!

By the way, he loved the book.

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LaCost at the Collesium

Author Patrick Rizio reading LaCost at the Colosseum, Rome

Built between 72 AD. and 80 AD. the Colosseum is on every traveler’s bucket list. If the thought of it doesn’t conjure up pictures of Russel Crow in Gladiator, or lions eating Christians, you must have lived in a cave most of your life. It simply emanates history. There were, (of course), cheap seats for the not so wealthy and really good seats for the well to do. Thinking of bleachers, box seats and sky boxes in modern baseball stadiums one might wonder if there really is anything new under the sun.

You can’t see gladiators fighting or mock navel battles there anymore but it really is something spectacular to see. And a great place to read a good book!

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