Hi.  My name is Doug Rickaway!


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My name is Doug Rickaway and I am an author from Texas. I enjoy consuming art in many forms: books, movies, music, and video games. Some of my favorite authors are Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, Hugh Howey, the two guys with the initials "R.R.", Robert Heinlein, etc. 

By trade I am a classically trained double bass player (my fellow Texans know it as a "bull fiddle") and an orchestra director at the high school in my community. I help students learn to play violin, viola, cello, bass, and harp. Writing has always been a passion of mine.  I used to write stories about vampire clowns, black-skinned underground mages, and addictive drugs that were manufactured from demon's blood, but those are stories for another time.  Letho's story began bumping around in my head somewhere in 2001, the year that I sat at my computer desk in the kitchen of my college apartment and tapped out the first few episodes of his adventure.  Unfortunately for Letho, he got put aside for a while as life transitions happened.  A few years down the road, Inspired by the success of other independent authors, I finally decided to bring the idea out from inside my mind and share it with the rest of the world.  I began writing in earnest around 2012 and completed and published Fulcrum: The Adventures of Letho Ferron: Book 1 on July 1, 2013.  It is the first part of a planned trilogy.  Thanks for stopping by, and please drop me a line and sign up for the newsletter.