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Before 2011, Rick’s career was all journalism: investigative reporter for different newspapers and later inventive magazine editor. The two roles in the same business exposed his two very different sides: he thrives on the thrill of an investigation, and he has a creative curiosity for design and writing he could not ignore. So in 2011 he merged the two and started writing fiction. In 2016 he published his first political thriller, NAKED AMBITION. His second thriller, THE APPRENTICE, a new series, was published in December, 2017. His third novel, NAKED TRUTH, the sequel to NAKED AMBITION, is scheduled for publication in the first half of 2018.

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Rick is also working on a rock ‘n’ roll photography book with his good friend Tom O’Neal, and an anthology on how famous thriller and mystery authors got their start. And he is in the planning stages for his third novel.

Rick’s day job is editor of Leader’s Edge, an international business magazine, his second magazine startup.