Meet Rick

A military veteran and former paratrooper who served with the 82nd Airborne Division from 1970 to 1972, Rick is an avid outdoorsman and wildlife photographer who brings a variety of life experiences to his writing. While his nonfiction writing, such as The Philosophy of Big Buck Hunting, focuses on his outdoor excursions, it is his military expertise that informs his novels: Melody Hill, The Gomorrah Principle and Raeford’s MVP. Rick presently lives in northern Mississippi with his wife Janet, five cats and three dogs. And when he’s not hunting, fishing or photographing critters, he writes.

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The Gomorrah Principle, by Rick DeStefanis is a riveting tale written with the skill and precision. In this genre blend, DeStefanis proves that he is a force to be reckoned with in the literary world. The plot is well crafted, and the pacing is spot-on. Once people read it, I think word of mouth will make DeStefanis a must-read for anyone who enjoys recent history, war stories, mysteries, and romance.
Judge, 22nd Annual Writer’s Digest Book Awards

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The Gomorrah Principle is the winner of the prestigious Readers’ Favorite 2014 Silver Medal Award for military fiction. The Gomorrah Principle works…I know it’s something I’ll remember.
Samantha  Rivera for Readers’ Favorite

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