Rick Rossing


Rick Rossing was born in Louisiana, on Earth. He has lived in California, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Connecticut, where he currently resides with his wife and teenage son.
He started writing stories in 2011 after accepting the NaNoWriMo challenge. He succeeded, and hasn't stopped writing since.
In addition to writing, Rick is a stay-at-home dad (not Mr. Mom--call him that at one's own peril), an avid chef, and a creator of interesting crafts made of duct tape, which he often sells at craft fairs.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up all over. I was born on an Air Force base in Louisiana, so my parents told me. I was too young to remember it. We've lived in California, South Dakota, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, and Connecticut. Those locations tend to pop up in the settings for my stories. The people I've met along the way have probably influenced me more than the geographic locations, and their personalities find their way into the characters I write.
What do you read for pleasure?
Everything! Next question...
I like to read sci-fi and fantasy, though there is the occasional historical novel. When I was a child, I used to read encyclopedia articles for fun. Yeah, I was a weird kid, but I loved finding things out.
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Where to find Rick Rossing online



A Time To Mourn: The Umea Bakearen Book Two
Series: The Umea Bakearen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 169,840. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Five years ago, Earth entered the Galactic Union and the Polaran War began. Now, Wayne Freed, Earth's Umea Bakearen, is trying to find a way to end the war. Digging through historical records, he discovers something that will change...everything.
A Time to Build: The Umea Bakearen, Book One
Series: The Umea Bakearen. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: American English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Wayne Freed learns that he was born on another world, and that as long as he remains alive, Earth will not be destroyed. So why does it seem that someone wants him dead?

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Smashwords book reviews by Rick Rossing

  • Tethered (The Avenlore Series) on Dec. 14, 2013

    It's a great story, but it does suffer from editing, grammar, and factual issues. Point of order: Grapes don't grow on trees in orchards, they grow on vines in vineyards! There are also a number of misused words, and sorting through them did get painful at times. Getting a better proofreader would make this a much better experience for the reader.