Rico Provasoli writes about Zen, the Inner Critic and chasing Holy Men with a breezy familiarity, but never lets anyone know how many decades he quit the path. That doesn’t make for presenting himself as an authority. It took years of adrenaline adventure sports as an escape until he found a teacher whose call he could no longer ignore.

His previous two novels also deal with metaphysical quests for relief from existential frustration, but the current book he is writing not only entertains but clearly offers a fresh voice which demystifies Zen.

His first novel attracted the attention on a major Hollywood movie studio.

He has traveled to some fifty countries, sailed seven seas and is quite content to stay close to his home in the quiet woods of Northern California.