Rick is a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a successful primary and preschool public educator of inner-city, at-risk children for twenty years. He obtained his Doctorate and taught as an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education. Since then he now owns and operates a very successful construction business. He resides in Missouri and loves it. He has a wonderful eternal companion, Brenda with nine children, thirteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren altogether. He enjoys fishing, hunting, hiking and sitting on the porch with Brenda. Rick continues writing and has two more novels awaiting publication with three children's books available.