Rick­ert crafts me­moir of his al­ter­na­tive start to a ca­reer path

Maryland Independent - - Church News - Q: How long have you been writ­ing, and how did you get started? Q: What in­spired you to write? Q: Do you con­sider writ­ing to be a ca­reer? Q: What kind of writ­ing process do you use? Q: How did you pub­lish Q. Who are some of your fa­vorite au­thors and why?

Andy Rick­ert, of Me­chan­icsville, re­cently pub­lished “A Ma­rine from Re­nault,” a me­moir of an al­ter­na­tive start to a ca­reer path. Rick­ert shares the true story of his ex­pe­ri­ences upon leav­ing high school and en­ter­ing the U.S. Ma­rine Corps in 1954, at the age of 17 and his ad­ven­tures that fol­low. He aims to demon­strate that there is a path to suc­cess af­ter high school for those who lack the re­sources or in­ter­est to con­tinue their ed­u­ca­tion. The book is avail­able in pa­per­back and elec­tron­i­cally on Ama­zon, Google, Kin­dle, Barnes and Noble, and Arch­way Pub­lish­ing.

A: This is my sec­ond book. I have been writ­ing for about two years. I felt it im­por­tant to share my thoughts on an al­ter­na­tive start to a ca­reer path.

A: My de­sire to share in­for­ma­tion and ideas that may be help­ful to read­ers.

A: No. I only see a need to write.

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A: I work with a pub­lisher, who guides me on how best to get a point across. A: Through Arch­way Pub­lish­ing.

A. I re­ally don’t have any fa­vorite au­thors. Stephen Am­brose is one that I en­joyed his writ­ing of D-Day be­cause of his defin­ing of the hor­ror our troops had to en­dure. I was in­flu­enced by his writ­ing.

A. I have started a se­quel to my first book,”TO­MOR­ROW.”

A. That I tell it as it is, so to speak. This is re­gard­less of the pop­u­lar­ity.


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