A cancer survivor, bike messenger, school bus driver, network admin, tour guide. Mike Rizzo has been through a lot. His head is full of ideas and the stories are coming out at a rapid-fire pace.
Mike is available for speaking engagements, interviews, and appearances. He is also happy to speak to reading and writing groups via in-person, telephone, or Skype.
Michael F. Rizzo
Mike’s Headshot, coming soon!
Short Bio: Author of ten books covering topics as diverse as retailing, organized crime and beer.
Originally from Buffalo, New York, where many of his books are focused, he now lives in the Pacific Northwest with his family.
Learn more about Mike’s new series, Rex Carlton Mysteries at rexcarltonmysteries.com
- Mike was the guest speaker at Kent Historical Museum’s 25th Anniversary Gala, October 6, 2018
- Kayla’s Beer Corner Podcast
- King 5 Seattle Facebook Live
- Northwest Brew Talk podcasts
- Washington Beer delves into state’s highly hoppy history
- Northwest Brew Talk
- This Pod’s for you: Couple produces show featuring regional beer news
- Local man an explorer of Washington’s beer scene
- Buffalo’s Polish Gangsters
- Polish Geneaological Society of New York State gets a glimpse of local Polish gangsters
- Inside the REAL Buffalo Mafia with Mike Rizzo
- Gang history rediscovered in Depew
- Bike service ends unique cycle
- Teen finds a different summer job
- Author details Polish gangsters in Buffalo
- So Long Zippy
- Pedaling His Business
- Newest Niagara Falls Tour Company opens
- The Mob Tours
- Mob Tours photo
- Buffalo’s Bike Messenger Industry
- Buffalo’s Brewing History highlighted by cemetery tours
- Buffalo Beer – Reliving the History of Brewing in the Nickel City
- Author’s recall Buffalo’s brewing history
- An offer you can’t refuse
- WGRZ 1-14-2008 Interview about retailing
- WGRZ August 2008 Mob Tours interview
- AM Buffalo 7-31-2008 Mob Tours interview
- Interview with Tom Bauerle WBEN Buffalo 7-12-2012
- Interview with Judge Penny Wolfgang 8-19-2012
- Interview with Joe Chilli 7-24-2012
Shredd & Ragan 103.3 Buffalo – Ten Town Tour 2008 – Interview with Mike on June 20 about Mob Tours