My name is Rick Crawford a.k.a. Ricky Bruce, and I am a children's book writer from San Jose, California. My passion is writing children's fiction chapter books for ages 6-12. I hold a Master's Degree in Education, Bachelor's Degrees in Anthropology and Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and I am C-TEL/ CLAD Certified. I have taught in elementary school settings for over fifteen years in Santa Clara County. These life experiences have helped me discover my passion for writing, and to understand what children enjoy reading.
Recently, I self-published a book about a kindergartner's first day in school, called Ricky Robinson Braveheart. Following the publication of this book, I received a contract to publish a book I wrote called Stink Bomb, which is available through Auntie Children's Books Publishing, Amazon, and on my blog A Writer's Diary. Stink Bomb is listed in the Ingram catalog of books. In addition to writing chapter books, I blog weekly at www.rickybruce.com. This blog, A Writer's Diary, showcases my books and provides information for authors.
I am available to do book signings, to speak about education and learning, or share about writing fiction.