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Rick R. Reed was born (on July 1) and reared in the small Ohio River town of East Liverpool, OH. He grew up with my parents and two sisters on the banks of the Ohio, 45 minutes west of Pittsburgh. His hometown is known for its pottery production and has been featured in the books, Deadly Vision, Mute Witness, and Dead End Street, except he called East Liverpool Summitville, PA. He attended Miami University in Oxford, OH and got degrees in both English (with Creative Writing emphasis) and Mass Communications. After graduating from college, he moved to Chicago, where he lived most of my adult life. Most of his books have been set in Chicago--the place was very inspirational for him and still is. During his time in Chicago, he married and divorced. That union produced a son, Nicholas, who is now happily living in Montreal, Quebec with his husband, Tarik. He has also lived in Tampa, FL and Miami, FL.

Currently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest in the great city of Seattle, with his husband, Bruce Moynagh (together since June 15, 2002, and officially married in December 2012), a buyer for a national retailer headquartered in Seattle and their dog, a Boston Terrier named Lily. (Picture: Bruce Moynagh)

His love for writing began with a passion for stories that began when he was probably about four years old. He wrote his first short story when he was about six years old, first play in fourth grade, and he kept his fifth grade classmates enthralled by reading to them aloud a serial novella he wrote about a young girl's kidnapping. His first publication came in 1991 with Obsessed in Dell's lauded horror line, Abyss. Penance quickly followed. Since then, he has been writing what he cared most about: gay themed suspense, horror, and romance. To date, he has more than twenty books in print, with short stories in just about as many anthologies.

Rick R. Reed is all about exploring the romantic entanglements of gay men in contemporary, realistic settings. He is a 3time EPIC eBook Award winner (for Caregiver, Orientation and The Blue Moon Cafe). Lambda Literary Review has called him, "a writer that doesn't disappoint." Currently, he lives in the Pacific Northwest in the great city of Seattle, with his husband, Bruce Moynagh (together since June 15, 2002, and officially married in December 2012), and their dog, a Boston Terrier named Lily.

In what little spare time he has, his passion for stories continues with a deep and abiding interest in reading. He also love stories told in the media of movies and theater. He was a theater critic for nine years with the Chicago weekly, Windy City Times.

Writing has always been the way he has made his living, and when not writing suspenseful, twisted tales, he plied his craft as an advertising copywriter for associations, catalogs, and ad agencies.


Further Readings:

Caregiver by Rick R. Reed
Publisher Dreamspinner Press (October 24, 2011)
Language English
ISBN-10 1613722087
ISBN-13 978-1613722084
Amazon: Caregiver
Amazon Kindle: Caregiver

Winner of the 2013 EPIC eBook Award for Best Contemporary Romance
It's 1991, and Dan Calzolaio has just moved to Florida with his lover, Mark, having fled Chicago and Mark's addictions to begin a new life on the Gulf Coast. Volunteering for the Tampa AIDS Alliance is just one part of that new beginning, and that's how Dan meets his new buddy, Adam.

Adam Schmidt is not at all what Dan expected. The guy is an original--witty, wry, and sarcastic with a fondness for a smart black dress, Barbra Streisand, and a good mai tai. Adam doesn't let his imminent death get him down, even through a downward spiral that sees him thrown in jail.

Each step of Adam's journey teaches Dan new lessons about strength and resilience, but it's Adam's lover, Sullivan, to whom Dan feels an almost irresistible pull. Dan knows the attraction isn't right, even after he dumps his cheating, drug-abusing boyfriend. But then Adam passes away, and it leaves Sullivan and Dan both alone to see if they can turn their love for Adam into something whole and real for each other.

More LGBT Couples at my website:, My Ramblings/Real Life Romance

Date: 2013-07-01 12:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Cara Elisa,

You are on the roll with this series of GLBT couples! I like it very much.

And in particular I went ''Awww!'' when Rick and Bruce married on the first day marriage became legal in Washington state.



Date: 2013-07-01 12:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
they are my morning pills of happiness ;-)

Date: 2013-07-01 03:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good looking couple!

Date: 2013-07-01 06:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
they are, and Rick is also a very nice man to talk to.


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