New Orleans, United States
Home page: http://www.vincentlococo.com
Chip LoCoco was born and raised in New Orleans. He is an attorney, with an
emphasis on estate planning.
He graduated from Jesuit High School in New Orleans, and pursued a BA degree in
History at Loyola University of New Orleans, graduating in 1990. In 1993, he was
awarded his JD degree from Loyola, and went into the private practice of law with
his father. He has been a practicing attorney for over twenty years now.
He always loved reading novels, with his favorite writer being J. R.R. Tolkien. Chip
was a history major, and really never imagined writing fiction. However, when his
son was just a few weeks old, the idea of a story came late one night to him.
Those notes that he wrote down that night in outline form were the basis for
Tempesta's Dream - A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera, his first novel. That
novel's story concerns a young boy pursuing a career as an opera tenor.
A lifelong lover of music, Chip's passion for opera dates back many years now. He
has an extensive opera collection, which survived the devastation to his home by
Hurricane Katrina. He has seen operas all over the world at some of the greatest
opera houses. Chip has been asked to give talks on opera as well as the Sicilian-
American culture of New Orleans.
After the birth of his daughter, Chip set out to write a second novel. That work,
Bellafortuna, has been nationally recognized, being named a Short List Finalist in
the William Faulkner Writing Competition. A date for publication has not been set
yet for his second novel.
Chip is married to his wife of 15 years, Wendy. They have two children, Matthew
and Ellie and a beagle, named Scout. They reside in their beloved city of New
Orleans, where if you try to find them on a Sunday in the Fall, they will be
somewhere rooting on their Saints.
Interests: Historical Fiction, Musical Fiction, Opera, Italy
Published writer: Yes