When Rick isn’t dreaming, you’ll find him trying to discover why, figuring out how, uncovering ancient mysteries, writing a crazy fun middle-grade or young adult novel, inventing something seriously cool, or learning something new. He enjoys participating in science camps, writing conferences and talking to groups about creative topics such as the process of inventing, building worlds for science fiction and fantasy stories, and the importance of dreaming big.
Rick is a lifelong inventor and a named inventor on over one hundred patents. He has degrees in Avionics Systems Technology, Computer Science and an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology. His experience includes a wide range of engineering, technology development and management roles ranging from aerospace systems to gaming systems. He is a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the Delta Mu Delta Honor Society, and the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to read, listen to podcasts while working out on my treadmill, and read about the latest scientific discoveries. I'm basically a geek inventor at heart. I'll see a problem and work out how to solve it. An interesting part of inventing is that it requires world building. The inventor solves the problem by imagining the world with and without the invention. I apply some of these same techniques to my novels. I'd say the world building process is my favorite part of developing a story.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm on the mailing list of a number of websites specializing in getting the word out about new ebooks. Sometimes I will do keyword searches on Amazon to search for a particular genre I'm interested in reading. Or I'll look at the top books in the book categories I'm interested in at that moment. I also use goodreads to learn about what my friends are reading.
R.E. Rowe's YA Reincarnation Series has been called: "Ghost meets the Matrix."
Three rules have stood as sentinels between happiness and misery for all of human history until a tragic love affair between a brilliant but tormented street artist named Reizo Rush and an ex-track star named Aimee De Lucca expose a struggle that has lasted a millennium.
After a soul named Carmina and her team successfully hack the reincarnation system, they are incarnated as teenagers. Her team develops technology to upgrade the reincarnation system with new rules.
With the reincarnation system offline, her team's success is assured, but the system's operator named General recruits Reizo to stop her.
Is Carmina the real threat?
Is something more sinister going on?
Will Reizo discover his unique abilities?
Follow Carmina, Reizo and Aimee in their extraordinary journey through the reincarnation series where determined souls battle to make the system perfect.
Will they discover the truth behind the curtain to the greatest eternal mystery of all time? Or will everything be destroyed?
Online gamers Jayden Banks and his best friend Parker Jameson had the perfect life in the San Francisco Bay Area until a malfunctioning tablet computer and a traced computer hack catapult them into an epic outer-space adventure.