Rick Murcer
www.rickmurcer.com and www.rickmurcer.blogspot.com 

Rick Murcer lives in Michigan and like many in that part of the country lost his job in 2008 due to a decline in the economy.  An experienced executive, he sent out over 600 resumes without success. With unemployment benefits waning and savings nearly depleted he did the only logical thing he could think of...decide to become a writer.

Fortunately for Rick, he defied all conventional wisdom about self-publishing and literally became an overnight sensation. His first three books Caribbean Moon, Deceitful Moon, and Emerald Moon sold more than 300,000 copies between April and October 2011.  He had two books in Amazon's top ten for many weeks and became both a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author.

Rick graduated from Michigan State University and is fairly new to the game of writing. Proving his knack for storytelling, the first piece he had ever written, Herb's Home Run, was published by The Writer's Journal in 2002.  Rick attributes his success to hard work and God's blessing and believes that you can achieve any goal you wish if you just set your mind to it.

Rick has been  married longer than his wife likes to admit, and they have two grown children, three grandkids, and a blind, black Lab named Max, who serves as Rick's "writing" dog.  Each morning Max pushes Rick to his writing room so that the dog can snore on his rug while Rick ponds away on the keys.  And pounds away he does. Rick is one of those amazing writers that are so energized by the stories in their heads the words just flow onto the page. He has many works in progress so expect more titles from him in the near future.

 

 

 

 

 

Awards & Recognition 

  • 2011 New York Times Best Sellers List (Caribbean Moon)
  • 2011 USA Today Best Sellers List (Caribbean Moon))

Manny Williams Thrillers
Caribbean Moon |Deceitful Moon |Emerald Moon 

Omnibus Versions
Murdering  Moons  (Manny Williams Books 1 - 3)

Sophie Lee Short Stories
Capital Murder