I live in Michigan and graduated from Michigan State University. I've been married longer than my wife likes to admit, and have two wonderful children, three amazing grandkids, and a blind black Lab, Max, who serves as my "writing" dog. He pushes me hard to get to the writing room each morning so he can snore on his rug while I do all the work!
I'm an older writer. I started about eight years ago and got the first story I ever wrote, Herb's Home Run, published in Writer's Journal. Since then, I've been hooked.
I lost my real job two years ago, and after 550 resumes with no luck, decided I was going to make it as a writer, and here I am. Caribbean Moon was a labor of love, and writing it taught me more about myself than I cared to know. (My wife thinks I should keep my mind a secret!)
I finished with the second book in this series, Deceitful Moon, in May and hope to have the third, Emerald Moon, out by September, 2011.
We've not made it yet, but we're determined to, and I want to be a living example that with hard work and God's blessing, you can do anything.
- Rick Murcer