R.N. Shapiro


R.N. (Rick) Shapiro is an international book award Gold Award winning author, prolific inventor of folding consumer wheeled products, and a practicing trial attorney. His novel Taming the Telomeres was a #1 best selling e-book thriller on Amazon in 2016.

Taming the Telomeres (TTT) captured the top, gold award in the 2015 Readers Favorite international book award contest for best fiction thriller, Silver medalist suspense/thriller (eLit Award 2016), Medalist in the 2015 New Apple Literary awards for ebook mystery/thriller, and was awarded two silver medals in the FAPA 2016 book contest (mystery, suspense/thriller).
TTT has been called a spellbinding page turner by Bloomberg Businessweek.

Please visit R.N. Shapiro at his author website RNShapiro.com, on Facebook at taming the telomeres or on Twitter at: tamingtelomeres

The author researched TTT for nearly three years before completing the manuscript, drawing from his experiences as a trial attorney and as a Capitol Hill staff assistant before law school. Rick resided in the Washington, D.C. area during college and law school, and explored Middleburg, Virginia, Georgetown, and several of the geographical areas that appear in Taming the Telomeres.

As an inventor, he holds over 20 US and Int. patents and has designed a number of folding wagons, baby jogging strollers and the like. Rick has travelled to Europe, Japan, Taiwan and China as a product designer. He licensed a folding wagon patent to Radio Flyer, and co-invented and co-designed a baby stroller marketed in Europe.

He currently resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Smashwords Interview

What are your three favorite books, and why?
The Sun also Rises (dialogue)
The Catcher in the Rye (Holden's storytelling)
The Firm (could a law firm be this devious?)
What's the strangest thing about how you wrote TTT?
I wrote the ending first, then began the novel. Well, i first storyboarded the novel with 150 chapter ideas, many which were not used, and many added later. Also, I wrote background on the key characters stories before I began writing TTT also.
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Where to find R.N. Shapiro online


Author R.N. Shapiro Interviewed at NY Thrillerfest trade show
R.N. Shapiro interviewed in NYC at the Thrillerfest thriller writers event, talking about his first fiction thriller, Taming the Telomeres, featuring Amanda Michaels, who is the sole survivor of a jet crash, and how she uncovers disturbing biological research that her father conducted on human cell telomeres.


Taming the Telomeres, a Thriller
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 117,590. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
After surviving a jet crash that killed all aboard including her parents, a young woman awakens with no memory except near death experience flashbacks. Amanda Michaels must discover what makes her special—uncovering biological secrets that could hold the key to immortality. A #1 best selling e-book thriller and Readers Favorite Gold Award winning novel.

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