Rick Vilante


Rick Vilante is a full-time office worker living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and two kids. He splits his days between writing and actual office work and one day hopes to not have to divide his time between the two.

His debut novel, "Broken Sigil" was released on Smashwords in April of 2012 and has thus far averaged 4.4 stars out of 5 from various sites over the internet. His goal is to one day encounter readers who are just as passionate about his characters as he is.

If you have read Broken Sigil and liked it (or hated it), please leave a review. All feedback is appreciated! Please feel free to leave any questions or comments about the story on my blog!

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
In truth, fans to me are people who share my vision of the world I've imagined and are just as passionate as I am. They immerse themselves in alternate realities to feel what's going on with the story, and I feel it's my job to guide them through this awesome new world. I don't see them as "the people who make me money" because let's face it: I don't make any money off this. Fans exist for one sole purpose: to be entertained.
What are you working on next?
I would like to say I'm working on the sequel to Broken Sigil, but I'd be lying. I've started it, but I'm not satisfied with the narrative. I've got the worst case of writer's block right now and coupled with real-life financial struggles I haven't been able to sit down and really iron out the wrinkles in how Book 2 is going to go. I also have to admit, ever since William Meikle put out his own "Broken Sigil" I have lost a lot of motivation to continue my own work.
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Where to find Rick Vilante online


Broken Sigil
You set the price! Words: 139,500. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
How far will one man go to protect a secret? What happens when the lives of his family hinge upon that secret? When an ordinary mailman named Jalen Winstone is thrust into a series of events which threaten to unravel his life, he is forced to make choices about who he was, who he is, and who he will become. Will he ultimately stay true to his promise, or will he betray his loved ones?

Rick Vilante's tag cloud

adventure    betrayal    deception    empire    fantasy    fiction    lies    love    magic    mailman    war    wizards