ROMAN DUCK PRODUCTIONS is my publishing company I started in 2002 when I was bored out of my mind in High School Geometry.
While the “responsible” students were paying attention and learning about angles and vectors, I was writing. I didn’t necessarily know what I was writing, but whether it be short stories, poems, ideas for novels, or bits of dialogue, I enjoyed the hell out of it.
When the boredom got really bad and the words just didn’t come, I drew, and like most writers, I drew very poorly. One day, I came up with this strange little doodle of a duck wearing a Roman plumed helmet. When I finished, I said to myself, “That’s it! That’s my logo for my publishing company!” Needless to say, I failed Geometry, and had to take it over again in 2003.
Some 17 years later, the Roman Duck is still with me and I kept writing. Over the years, this little duck has become a great reflection of my personality. He represents defiance, stoic focus, and a calm yet disciplined meditation that comes from years of failing and learning. And for those questioning. Yeah. The duck is smoking a joint. That’s what he does.
So, in summary, I’m Dennis Santaniello, I’m a writer, Roman Duck Productions is my publishing company, and I’m proud to finally share my works for the entire world. And here they are.