Born: Schaumburg Il. 1951
Pen Name: Patrick Rizio Connection to Illinois: Rizio was born in Chicago and has lived in and around the city his entire life. Much of his first novel, 'LaCost: The Evolution of Jason', is centered in and around Chicago. Biography: Patrick Rizio is a retired business representative for the Plaster and Cement Mason's international Union. LaCost is his first novel. Look for the sequel to be coming soon.