is the author of two books for
adults: a memoir, Confessions
of a Tax Collector, and a
novel (A Burning in
Homeland - 2003). He
is also a playwright and former
Since then he has launched two series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp, for young readers, and The Highly Effective Detective, for adults. Both books are set in Knoxville, Tennessee, where Rick lived for ten years before returning to Florida.
He lives with his wife, Sandy, his three sons, two dogs and one lizard.