Education Alum Authors Horror Novel

Brian Rick, graduate of the Abraham S. Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice authored the horror novel, “I Am Martin.”

Brian wrote his first novel at age 12 and drew more than 120 comic books throughout his teen years. At 14, while dealing with the typical teenage angst that afflicted so many of his generation, Brian created a character, an antihero named Martin. Additionally, he is the author of “Leaving Home,” a Science-Fiction short story set in the not too distant future. He later shared the story with the Vice-President of the United States. In 2016, while living close to numerous current and former Marines, Brian published “Some of Dad’s Stories,” a 43-chapter anthology about his father’s experiences in war and peace. “Some of Dad’s Stories” is now available at Barnes&Noble.Com.

He attributes his father as being the greatest influence in his life as well as his former Imaginative Writing professor and best-selling author, James Lee Burke. Brian also considers Stephen King, Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Crichton to be his mentors.

Brian earned an M.S. from the Fischler College of Education and School of Criminal Justice  in 1999. He and his wife, Angel, live in Lakeland, FL with their two dogs: Brandy and Sam.

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