Rick has published four novels and two memoirs, including the Hemingway First Novel Award winner Death in Mexico, the Willa Cather Fiction Prize finalist Sleeping With Pancho Villa, and the critically acclaimed Christmas at Long Lake: A Childhood Memory.

He has taught fiction writing at Washington University in St. Louis and Old Dominion University. In 2004 he served as the Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, teaching graduate seminars in novel and short fiction writing. Additionally, he has served as book doctor, writing coach, and literary advisor for numerous published authors.

Read more on Rick’s Amazon.com author page and on his Goodreads author page.

He also has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor, feature writer, ghostwriter, and commercial freelance writer. You can learn more on his LinkedIn page.

Write Rick at RickSkwiot@gmail.com or call/text him at (314) 448-9339.