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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 different sides: he thrives on the thrill of an investigation and he has a creative curiosity for design and writing he has never tamed. So in 2011 he merged the two and started writing fiction. In 2016 he published his bestselling thriller, NAKED AMBITION. His second thriller, THE APPRENTICE, was published in December, 2017. His third novel, NAKED TRUTH, the sequel to NAKED AMBITION, was published in September 2018.

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Rick is now working on two stand alone novels, 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. Crimereads.com liked the idea so much, the editors hired him to write a monthly column.

Rick’s is founding editor of Leader’s Edge, an international business magazine (his second magazine startup). After 15 years at the helm, he left his baby in 2019 to pursue writing books full-time.