Dick began writing at the tender age of thirteen. While he was in the seventh grade his English teacher Mrs. Benjamin, entered one of his poems in the schools annual writing contest. A second place win was enough to kindle his interest in writing.
Dick grew up in Shelby county Ohio and spent many of his formative years with his paternal grandmother. His grandparents were Lakota and were from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. They were part of the Governments turn of the century assimilation program and located to Ohio for financial reasons. Dick has reunited with some family members on the reservation and assists them whenever circumstances permit.
Dick has completed a work of fiction titled In Black And White, about the experiences of two men in Viet Nam; one black and the other white. The book explores the consequences of war and forced separation and becoming friends in a racially divided world. Dick has written a novella called the Wanikiya that deals with the spirituality of the Lakota Indians. The work is written somewhat in the style of Kahlil Gibrans, The Prophet. He has also authored a humor book titled Almost Flying, dealing with the zany sport of racing pigeons. Dick has a book in progress called Justin, a story about deprivation and child abuse and has recently completed a work on Theology titled The Influence of Pneumatology in Contemporary Biblical Translation. He has a book completed titled How To Get Along With God scheduled for an August 06 release.
Dick’s publishing credits include; a monthly by-line for National and Western Bow Hunter Magazines for 15 years. He edited a book titled Blood Trails for friend and rock star Ted Nugent. He wrote a monthly feature for Adventure Outdoors magazine for 5 years and 2 years for US Archer magazine. He has completed a book of humor currently under publication consideration and wrote a weekly sports column for a local newspaper.
Dick is also a professional Technical writer. He has written hundreds of technical manuals and publications for government and industry in addition to public relations scripts used in Air Force videos. Dick holds a PhD. in theology from United Christian Theological Seminary and an MBA from Ohio State University.
Interests: Writing, Racing Pigeons, Archery, archaeology, bowyer.