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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Rick Buda  

Pen Name: Rick Arjohn Buda

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1950 in Chicago, Illinois

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Founded, Edited and contributed to the Nuts & Bolts of gaming; a magazine commenting upon, previewing, reviewing and rating strategic and tactical Role Playing Games (Face to Face as well as Play By Mail and the email based turn games as well) N&BoG was nominated in 1984 for an Origins award, a highly sought award in the Role Playing industry. Rick also began an online presence in the 1990s with his part in online radio (streaming DJs). He could be heard on various stations from 1999 through 2009. His last association with streaming was Our Generation Radio ( and still holds ties there today. Rick makes personal appearances and loves to talk about writing, publishing and his experiences in these pursuits.

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 (

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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 faade 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!

Starshot: A Rock & Roll Fable
ISBN: 1979682216

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2018

A story direct from the backstages, behind the scenes and deep into the corporate offices of one of the largest music publication and record distribution companies in the world. Starshot follows the life and musical career of David Joseph Glossack, or as millions of fans know him – Deejay Gloss. Following his life from the 1960’s through his discovery and emergence into the entertainment industry, Gloss became a superstar. With his partner John DeVoe and ally Jim Clark, the world is his to woo and seduce. Through the 70’s and into the 1980’s the golden years of music, Gloss will ride the rapids of fame. It’s all there, very unforgettable scene. All the Music, artistic conflict, love, hate, sex, drugs and yes, Rock & Roll, is laid naked for you to see. One man wanting the freedom he feels he has earned, the love Gloss has sought out, the rough, violent, depraved world he claims as his own is his to conquer. How does Deejay do it? How did any artist manage? It’s here, the things you remember, details never revealed till now scenes you never dreamt possible. Starshot – A Rock & Roll Fable. Read it. Live it.



  • LiFe Award: Literature for the Environment

    Speaking Engagements

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    Please Email Rick at: For new writers, writers groups Topics – Getting your story done, writing to a deadline. Getting it ready for marketing. Research and Character development, from cardboard characters to those who live and breathe.