Born in Europe, English is his second language, following Italian—then Latin, Pig Latin, French, ASL and assorted computer languages. He now lives in upstate New York with three cats.
He managed a series of oil company outlets; ran two of his own; became a mechanic, then truck driver, did direct sales; became a Field Engineer for main frame computers. After ten years he switched to software and worked ten more years, receiving world wide acclaim, as a System Programmer.
In college he took a dislike to writing of any kind and swore never to try that again. Well, some years later, influenced by Babylon 5's creator and his own pressure to write about three traumatic events, he turned to creative writing. As of June 2021, he has shared 150 published stories online (over 5.1 million views), in nineteen anthologies and two literary journals. AARP volunteer instructor since 2000. We suppose he's one of those who just can't keep a job!
author, instructor, storyteller
He is listed in "Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2020"
Follow him at https://tinyurl.com/Paradiso-Author
Interviewed by Sarah Walker, UK, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub0vgjlk87U
"PRACTICE My Son": Father and genius son bond in https://short-edition.com/en/story/1-min/practice-my-son American Library Association,
"Seth's Talks": Dragon boy rider and his dragon, Seth, chat during lunch. In Flash Fiction Addiction anthology; https://www.amazon.com/dp/1091710414
"Crossed Wires": Her parents loved me. Was that enough for us? In GUA No. 8 print Arts magazine https://www.genreurbanarts.com/product/no-8-print
"Super Power": Adapting to a surprise super power. Could you do better? in Blaze: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Flash Fiction Anthology ebook at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07T9F5GF1 , print at lulu.com/shop/grant-p-hudson/blaze-the-inner-circle-writers-group-flash-fiction-anthology-2019/paperback/product-24145400.html
"Windy Paris": A non romance romance in 100 words. In BEYOND: A PARANORMAL MICROFICTION ANTHOLOGY, Dark Drabbles #4 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07V9XCN4L
Dragon Tales Collection: Join with a boy obsessed with becoming a dragon rider. Share five of the stories with kids after you read them. B&N; https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dragon-tales-collection-al-paradiso/1132125976
"Big Bang Explained": My revolutionary grand unification theory explained by Carl Sagan. In Tempest: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology 2019!
In paperback at http://www.lulu.com/shop/grant-p-hudson/tempest-the-inner-circle-writers-group-science-fiction-and-fantasy-anthology-2019/paperback/product-24205037.html
And kindle at https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07W65833D/ref=sr_1_1
"EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE": Inspired by the song. Who is he? In GLEAM: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Second Flash Fiction Anthology 2019. In paperback http://www.lulu.com/shop/grant-p-hudson/gleam-the-inner-circle-writers-group-second-flash-fiction-anthology-2019/paperback/product-24262021.html
and Kindle https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07YGS39TW
"Romance on Wheels": In BAD ROMANCE, billed as an anti Valentine's Day anthology, about a man's romance with his car and how it affected his living romance(s).
"DNA Surprise": A family is surprised by DNA results. In Maelstrom: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Literary Anthology 2019, www.amazon.com/Maelstrom-Circle-Writers-Literary-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0821T64Z3/
"Faller?": LOVE - is love trust? in DARK DRABBLES #7
"Deep See": is in OCEANS: Drabbles #9 Dark, sea creatures. The octopus incident.
"Deep See Covert": in OCEANS: Drabbles #9 Dark, sea creatures. Octopus royalty.
"Black Feline Love": is in Love is Love by Breaking Rules Publishing. If you ever lost a beloved pet, you MUST read this. https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Rules-Publishing-Love-Anthology-ebook/dp/B0843B2STN/
"Paris Encore": Is in Glamour: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Romance Anthology 2019 This is a special story called ‘a beautiful, bitter/sweet love story'. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B084NZPZP9
Quantum Quirk: I wrote this for a call from the Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore for a story that included Quantum Mechanics. QM is not the star. https://shorts.quantumlah.org/entry/quantum-quirk
Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2020 & 2021: I'm honored to be included with so many talented authors!
The following are in https://blog.reedsy.com/creative-writing-prompts/author/al-paradiso/
I Will Not Fear: Facing a greatest fear. Overcoming it? Perhaps.
PAIN less: About siblings. I find this a moving if not disturbing piece with some truthful details
A Little Help: An aging theme.
Black Feline: Heart wrenching story of a life-long bond. 99% true.
Thanksgiving 2121: What it may be like on its 500th anniversary - on a space station 400 miles up.
Laundry Day: A common task has lasting effects, surprises and secrets revealed.
Hairy Kari's Bad Hair Day A man tries immersion therapy to help his wife resolve her Haphephobia at a spa/salon.
My Secret Passage: Discovering an unusual secret passage at home
My Overseas Volunteer Trip to Dumbistan in West Asia: My 10-day journal of a life changing trip to a primitive village-nation.
Forrest Monsters: 70-year secrets revealed; small rebel army may be our last hope.
CHILD'S PLAY, is published in the Esopus Library literary journal's inaugural issue of QUARANANZINE. You may read it free at https://www.esopuslibrary.org/quaranzine-1
This is a touching short story of a mother and child after the Chernobyl disaster.
Book of Books A catalog of 129 books and novels of almost every genre written by some of the best emerging writers on the worldwide writing scene today. It features my DRAGON TALES COLLECTION. available on Amazon.
"I, The Writer" from SweetyCat Press. My photo is bottom center, right behind the logo. Looks just like me --- in the dark. :) Many 5 * reviews. 114 essays by modern-day authors fiction and non-fiction writers, poets, song writers, playwrights and journalists from across the globe write about the intertwining of their personal lives with their journeys in the literary arts. In this volume authors provide keen insights into the early influences and experiences that transformed them into writers and what keeps them writing, in some cases while in dire situations or facing life crises. Every one of them is published, some on the cusp of fame, every one of them is able to proudly title their essay. "I, The Writer."
Print and ebook — https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08LT8L2NQ
Finally Fishing - A short flash story of deception, greed and sharks: https://spillwords.com/finally-fishing/
Anatomy and Blind Dating - An unusual blind date gets intimate and surprising: spillwords.com/anatomy-and-blind-dating/
Chat/interview with Paula Readman of "For Writers only, who write without Fear of Rejection" group. The only way to visit the Clubhouse is via membership or invite to the Clubhouse tearoom. This is your invitation to catch my unique chat interview. I hope you'll find some tid bits interesting as we sip our hot chocolate.
Vacation Letter From IO in an epistolary antho - TBA
Waking a Vampire is accepted for Nightmare With a Twist TBA
Who's Who of Emerging Writers 2021 available on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B095NLK717
MARS FIRST is in Galaxy # 2: The Inner Circle Writers' Group Sci-fi and Fantasy Flash Fiction Anthology 2021,
THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (An International Manhunt) features my episode, "Untitled - Limp Noodle Sauce."
It involves time travel, Jimi Hendrix, Woodstock, and the origins of the secret sauce recipe. This is a variation on a chain story --- not that kind! --- where an author writes a chapter then passes it on to another author and s/he writes a connecting chapter etc., In this book, the publisher set a plot and invited authors to write episodes to that plot with restrictions. Available Sept 2021