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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 on December 9, 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.

Caregiver won a 2012 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Romance (The William Neale Award for Gay Romance). Raining Men won a 2013 Rainbow Award as Best Gay Contemporary General Fiction.

Days of Love: Celebrating LGBT History One Story at a Time by Elisa Rolle
Paperback: 760 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (July 1, 2014)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1500563323
ISBN-13: 978-1500563325
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Days of Love chronicles more than 700 LGBT couples throughout history, spanning 2000 years from Alexander the Great to the most recent winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Many of the contemporary couples share their stories on how they met and fell in love, as well as photos from when they married or of their families. Included are professional portraits by Robert Giard and Stathis Orphanos, paintings by John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, and photographs by Frances Benjamin Johnson, Arnold Genthe, and Carl Van Vechten among others. “It's wonderful. Laying it out chronologically is inspired, offering a solid GLBT history. I kept learning things. I love the decision to include couples broken by death. It makes clear how important love is, as well as showing what people have been through. The layout and photos look terrific.” Christopher Bram “I couldn’t resist clicking through every page. I never realized the scope of the book would cover centuries! I know that it will be hugely validating to young, newly-emerging LGBT kids and be reassured that they really can have a secure, respected place in the world as their futures unfold.” Howard Cruse “This international history-and-photo book, featuring 100s of detailed bios of some of the most forward-moving gay persons in history, is sure to be one of those bestsellers that gay folk will enjoy for years to come as reference and research that is filled with facts and fun.” Jack Fritscher

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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