Rick L. Huffman


Rick L. Huffman began a broadcasting career in 1985 as a part-time disc-jockey. Soon making the transition to television, Rick was involved in every aspect of production over a 20 year span, which eventually led him to New York. Fed up with high-strung bosses, Rick totally changed gears in 2005 and started driving an 18-wheeler across the country for the next five years.

After making a career change to trucking, it did not take long to see that a story of this unique lifestyle waited to be told. He began taking daily notes on the adventures of road life, intent on telling a story of a passionate group of whom little is known by the general public, namely, truckers.

Huffman is a veteran of the United States Navy where he served aboard a nuclear fast-attack submarine during the cold war era. No longer on the road, he currently works in IT support and spends his spare time with his family and pursuing a lifelong passion of writing. "Kitty" is enjoying her retirement from the road, and is doing pretty well for a senior cat. Huffman is a native of Huntsville, Alabama, but currently resides in El Paso, Texas.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
I have a two-monitor "mission control" where I can conveniently drag multiple files from one screen to the next. I also do some video editing, so it's perfect for that too. My desk is cluttered 95% of the time, but I always know where everything is. I only have trouble finding what I'm looking for when it's neat. Go figure.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Born and raised in the Southeast and lived in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and Louisiana growing up. I'm not sure how that influenced my writing except that the South has its share of storytellers, and I grew up around plenty of them. The American South has no shortage of yarn-spinners, culture, or heat and humidity, and I suppose that blend is fertile ground for budding writers.
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Where to find Rick L. Huffman online

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Where to buy in print


American Trucker - Book Trailer
Video trailer for: "Spirit of the Road: The Life of an American Trucker...and his cat"


This member has not published any books.