Rick Ollerman was born in Minneapolis but later moved to more humid pastures in Florida. He made his first dollar from writing when a crossword magazine printed a question he’d sent. Later he went on to hold world records for various large skydives, appear in a photo spreads in LIFE magazine and The National Enquirer, can be seen on an inspirational poster during the opening credits of a popular TV show, and has been interviewed on CNN. He was also an extra in the film Purple Rain where he had a full screen shot a little more than nine minutes in. His writing has appeared in technical and sporting magazines and he has edited, proofread, and written introductions for numerous books. He’s never found a crossword magazine that pays more than that first dollar and he now lives in northern New Hampshire with his wife, two children and two Golden Retrievers.

  • Hardboiled, Noir and Gold Medals: Essays on Crime Fiction Writers from the '50s through the '90s
  • 978-1-944520-32-8
  • A complete collection of Rick Ollerman's informative and insightful Stark House introductions, with lots of new material by the author. "His essays are as valuable as the restored fiction that follows."—Alan Cranis, Bookgasm. July 2017.
  • This book is now available for your Kindle from Amazon.com and for your Nook at BN.com

  • Mad Dog Barked
  • 978-1-944520-09-0
  • Booklist reviewed Ollerman's first book as having "all the slam-bang anyone might want." They called his second book, Truth Always Kills, "a moody novel with a sullen authority." His latest is a detective thriller set in Sarasota, Florida — his best yet! September 2016.

  • Truth Always Kills
  • 978-1-933586-82-3
  • A cop in departmental trouble knows his wife is being stalked, but feels helpless to do anything about it. Does he report it and bring undue attention to himself, or should he take matters into his own hands, and damn the consequences? A new thriller from the author of Turnabout and Shallow Secrets. Due December 2015.

  • Turnabout / Shallow Secrets
  • 978-1-933586-47-2
  • The first two novels by a fresh, new talent. Turnabout: Ex-cop Frankie O'Neil is caught in the middle of a murder and money laundering scheme in Florida, forced to fight for his family while trying to survive in a world he thought he'd left behind. Shallow Secrets: An unsatisfactory conclusion to a series of crimes cost James Robinson his career—eight years later, a new wave of murder may finally redeem him. Due: Sept 2014.
  • This book is now available for your Kindle from Amazon.com and for your Nook at BN.com