DENNIS SANTANIELLO is the author of many historical novels, including “Sergei and Hans” and the Conquistadors Trilogy. He’s also a third generation farmer from Southern New Jersey, USA.


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ROMAN DUCK PRODUCTIONS is my publishing company. I started it back 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.

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.