Ric Wasley
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Ric Wasley

Ric Wasley is a writer and lecturer as well as the author of the popular McCarthy Mystery Series set in Boston in 1968 Ric has a 40 year professional career history in advertising, publishing and marketing in Boston, New York and San Francisco. He has degrees in history and psychology and has been trained in debating, public speaking and stage acting. A large part of his 40 year career was spent in numerous professional and business settings as a presenter and featured speaker at seminars and professional meetings. Ric has been a visiting professor at Worcester Polytech Institute. He also teaches a popular course on marketing for authors at prominent venues such as the venerable “Cape Cod Writers Conference”. Of the five books in the McCarthy series the most recent is, The Scrimshaw, the third in the McCarthy Mystery Series, which was released in late 2009. That will be followed by “Black Velvet Band, scheduled for 2013. In addition to the first two McCarthy Mysteries; Shadow of Innocence and Acid Test, Ric’s most recent book is Midnight Blue, a quirky vampire tale that combines spectral creatures and nightwalkers with sex, drugs and Rock & Roll! Ric has also authored the semi-autobiographical novella; At my Window with a Broken Wing, and two short stories; Embers and The Night. Plus a brand new story, Long Black Veil, that appears in the anthology, Weirdly Vol. 3, released in 2010. In addition, Tell Tale Publishing will be releasing Echoes down a Dark Well, a new paranormal novel, in 2012. Just like Mick in his McCarthy Mysteries Series, Ric thrived on music in the sixties and performed as a folksinger and in several rock bands all over New England. He played regularly in the Harvard Sq. folk music clubs in the late 60’s where he met music legends such as Bob Dylan and Joan Baez. Wasley has been involved in both print and broadcast media as well as writing for business and commercial markets for over 30 years and continues to consult for a major media company. In addition to his novels and short stories, he has been published in several literary magazines in L.A. and San Francisco while living in California. Wasley currently divides his time between the Boston Metro-West and his home on Cape Cod where he continues to write, lecture and create worlds where the unexpected thrives. Ric Wasley – Author – Mystery Writers of America and the Cape Cod Writers Group Author of The McCarthy Mystery Series: •The Scrimshaw – A McCarthy Mystery - 2008 •Shadow of Innocence - A McCarthy Mystery - (Hardcover)2007 – NEW... Revised Paperback and Kindle Edition now Available from Imajin... September 2011 •Acid Test – A McCarthy Mystery – 2004 Midnight Blue - A Mystery/Vampire/Romance - 2010 And...! Echoes down a Dark Well – Due out in 2012 And… Candle in the Wind – Due out in 2013 Novella’s • At my Window with a Broken Wing – Contemporary/Romance – 2009 Short Stories: • Embers – Historical - 2008 • The Night – Vampire - 2008 • Long Black Veil – (Weirdly 3 – Anthology) Historical/Paranormal – 2010
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