Rick Carufel (1951- ) Born in Pawtucket RI, Rick started traveling in the 1970s. He has lived in California, Arizona, Oregon, Hawaii and now resides in Minnesota. During that time he made a living as an artist and sign painter. After a knee injury in 2000 he had plenty of time to write while recovering. He has been an Amazon best seller, a Bram Stoker award nominee, and has won best of show for his art.