Rick escaped from a boarding school education at sixteen. Lured away by hard rock, beer and motorcycles he opted for the world of work rather than academia. Originally training as a motorcycle mechanic, he spent nine months touring England with an amateur metal band before returning to college and learning how to use a computer in the days when everything ran off of DOS and windows were something only buildings had.
He has had various jobs, everything from helping to restoring a Jensen Interceptor, and being a head chef, to running his own fabrication business and a couple of shops.
Since then he has run a market stall, work as a security guard and for a company making boat trailers until his present job, fabricating stainless steel exhausts for ultra light aircraft and specialist cars.
Through it all he had maintained a passion for both reading and creative writing. He has had a number of poems published, occasionally written for both local and national newspapers and even had a motorcycle safety column in a local magazine for a time.
In 2008 he married Dawn, a woman he had first gone out with as a teenager. During their spare time they can be found riding around the UK and Europe on a classic Moto Guzzi, listening to rock music and drinking real ale.