Ladies and gents of the Lair, I would like for you to put a warm welcome to wonderfully new author to me! Let’s welcome Ms. Rizzio!
And despite her struggle as a child with mild dyslexia, Rizzo loved books and became a voracious reader. Still, growing up the daughter of a nurse and a general surgeon, Rizzo hadn’t considered a career in writing. She studied to be a registered nurse in college in Riverdale, New York, when she also married her high school sweetheart and moved to Long Island.
They later relocated to the suburbs of Chicago, then headed to the west coast for five years in sunny San Diego, Calif. before settling down near Boulder, Colo.
Writing became Rizzo’s creative outlet, and almost a type of therapy for her while dealing with the every day stresses as a mom of four.
Creating manuscripts for over 16 years, Rizzo is now an award-winning writer who pens emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials. She is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, and serves as the co-coordinator of the annual Crested Butte Writers Conference where she debuts her first novel “He Belongs to Me” in June.
Debut novel coming this summer from award-winning writer Theresa Rizzo
BOULDER, Colorado – April 15, 2013 – Author Theresa Rizzo does not believe that love can conquer all, but without it, there’s no chance. Rizzo’s debut novel, “He Belongs to Me” (June 2013), is a love story that weaves in elements of betrayal, courtroom legalities, and a young mother’s determination to recover what is rightfully hers.
Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, Catherine Boyd is back four years later, ready to do whatever it takes to reclaim custody of her son, even if it means reconciling with the husband who was falsely accused of killing their son’s twin.
“The 20s are tough years, and young adults naturally make mistakes, but some mistakes have such crazy consequences that affect you for the rest of your life,” Rizzo explains. “Some mistakes are so hard to recover from, but redemption is a theme I enjoy writing about. Must be the optimist in me.”
Young lovers, experienced parents and courtroom fanatics will all find something for their reading taste within the pages of “He Belongs to Me.”
New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs said Rizzo’s “perfect blend of suspense and romance” is “for readers who can’t resist a page-turner.”
And Rizzo “knows how to speak to the heart,” says New York Times bestselling author William Bernhardt.
Rizzo is a national award-winning author and one of the driving forces behind the annual Crested Butte Writers Conference. She lives outside Boulder, Colorado with her husband of 30 years. Raising four children with her high school sweetheart has taught her a thing or two about relationships and parenting.