Rick Bramhall

Biography

I was born in 1952 and grew up Hawthorne, California. Served in the US Air Force from 1975-79. My longest gig was working in Medical Information at the Loma Linda VA from 1979-89. Got my BA from Cal State San Bernardino in 1989. Taught 8th Grade Language Arts 1990-94. Volunteered at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve from about 1997-2004. I currently reside in Yuma, Arizona.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I wrote my first poem in 3rd grade. I don't remember for sure when I wrote my first story, maybe as late as 8th grade.
What's the story behind your latest book?
This is the first time I've written a book inspired by one of my own pieces of art. The cover is a scratchboard I did last year. I thought it would make a good cover. I've been interested in bats since doing the research for my book "Wild Mammals of the Santa Rosa Plateau." So one thing led to another to another...
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Where to find Rick Bramhall online

Books

Bats (Epub Version)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,880. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Two teenage boys think they've found an easy way to make money during the summer break. However, they soon discover that collecting bat guano is a lot harder than they expected.
Bats
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,950. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Joe Bob and Ed are simply looking for a way to make a little cash between their junior and senior years of high school. They end up on an amazing adventure of danger, love and learning.
My Dear Watson
Price: Free! Words: 28,770. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sherlock Holmes' Dr. Watson had a daughter, who is 10 years old in 1931. This is her story from that year, as she meets Holmes and redeems her father.
Patches of Snow
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,660. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2018. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
This is a collection of the poetry I have written between 2013 and 2017. There are over 100 pieces in this work. If you like light, breezy poetry or poems that will lift your soul, then this collection of poetry is not for you. Most of the poems are dark, exploring ideas that will challenge many and may frighten those who are not sure in their beliefs.
00 Something
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,280. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is a political satire that has been serialized, chapter by chapter. The entire novel is now done. The author takes on the persona of a secret agent working for the little-known, little-understood agency known as the General Public. He's not sure what his secret number is, and neither does his boss, George Soros. And no, Soros is not paying him. I wish!
The Kitchen Sink
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free until May 5, 2024!) Words: 40,940. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2016. Categories: Plays » Religious & Liturgical
A hodge-podge of pieces, most of these writings deal with mythology. The spectrum spans religion, terrorism, feminism, ancient mythology, philosophy, wilderness, pain medication, Sherlock Holmes, evolution, manly love and vampires. The author freely admits that there's something here to piss off most anyone.
How We Came to Be Here
Price: Free! Words: 4,350. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
This is a prediction of what the world will be like in about 100 years if major changes are not made now. Follow a man running a security business in an increasingly unsecure world. He wants to grow his business by courting the rich but is surprised at the offer they make him.
The Hornswoggle Effect
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,630. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
As you can see by the cover, this is science fiction. Other than that, if I were you, I wouldn't trust the cover one bit. The questionable hero of this story navigates around the universe at many times the speed of light although he has no idea how he manages to do it or even, sometimes, why. Occasional passengers include a robot the size and shape of a kitchen trashcan... WAIT! I have more...arg
Wild Mammals of the Santa Rosa Plateau
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 59,000. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Zoology / Mammals
This is a guide to the wild mammals of the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve. Includes habitat, daily activity, reproduction, death and where each is found on the Reserve.
Children of Mother Moon
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 162,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
A religion older than any male-dominated one has managed to survive into Renaissance Europe. This is the story of a teenager girl's initiation into this female-dominated religion.
Fumblings in the Dark
Price: Free! Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » Death
A collection of poems dealing with time and death, exploring his world of chronic depression.