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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rick Buda  

Pen Name: Rick Buda

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Chicago, IL

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Illinois Connection

Born and raised in Chicago, Rick moved his family to the South western Suburbs in 1986. He has always been a voracious reader and it seemed likely there was a book to be written. WolfPointe came about as he was searching for a "hook" to a story that he was writing about two custom home builders. Set in Suburban Chicago, it needed life, a back-story, so to speak. It was during this search that he found a great mystery as well as a memorable protagonist.

Biographical and Professional Information

Founded, contributed, edited and published (Bolt Publications) for The Nuts & Bolts of Gaming (formally, The Nuts & Bolts of PBM); a magazine previewing, reviewing and rating Strategic, and Tactical Role Playiing games (Face to Face as well as computer based; also the Play By Mail markets). N&B was nominated for a Founders award in 1984.Rick has hosted Internet Radio shows (Streams) since 1999 and currently (Jan 2009) be heard on The AnJ Show broadcast from Our Generation Radio (

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 1931201080

Twilight Times Books. 2004

The beautiful Estate Homes of WolfPointe are open for inspection. Thrust into world he had never imagined, Officer Malcolm MacKurghdy must solve a mystery begun nearly a thousand years before! A horrifying chain of events triggers an avalanche of suspense, intrigue and danger. A simple accidental death investigation, supposed to be a construction mishap, propels this first year police officer into a maelstrom of deceit, murder, and an avenging first nation spirit awakened in the wetlands of Illinois. Luxury homes built for the elite Chicago Suburbanites form the backdrop for a heart pounding race against time and death. The friendly, small-town fašade is shattered when secrets are learned and the holders of those awful secrets are threatened. Those who discover the truth or wander too far into the swamp must be eliminated. Old crimes rise to the surface like the sheen of an oily, toxic waste dump. For Mac MacKurghdy, when time runs out the killing begins. Old sins rise from the muck they will be reckoned with! Only one man can see the truth and know what must be done to stop it. For some, that man must be silenced. Winner of the LiFE award (Literature For the Environment), WolfPointe confronts the crimes of our recent past with the legends of ancient times. But the horror of it all comes to life, now! If you demand more mystery, more thrills, from a Mystery/Thriller then WolfPointe delivers. Lies and secrets abound danger is at every turn. Death takes no holidays at WolfPointe -- These are luxury home to die for!


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    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    Email is the fastest - Fees negotiable. New writers, writer groups - geared to getting your story done - ready for marketing. Also, I stress research and character development. I prefer with in 50 miles of Chicago, but will consider other areas.