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Rick Mallery


I am a self-publishing novelist. I also paint and compose music. Feel free to peruse these pages and contact me with any comments at mallery.rick@gmail.com. I'll be happy to hear from you!




 My happy work.

Becomes the Happy Man Series

Becomes the Happy Man (2012)
  The man searches for the missing woman.

Becomes God's Silent Prophet (2013)
  The man searches for God.

Becomes the Meaning Blossom (2014)
  The man searches for Love.


Brother Found (2013)
  A traditional crime novella.

Winter Journey (2014)
  An historical novella about Schubert and Paganini.




 Fugue 1 in A Major

 Variation on Chopin's Revolutionary Etude

The only writing rules you'll ever need

Don't write what you know. Start with what you know and invent from there.
—Ernest Hemingway

Forget grammar and think about potatoes.
—Gertrude Stein

The cat sat on the mat is not the beginning of a story, but The cat sat on the dog's mat is.
—John le Carré

There is no secret to success. Rise early and work hard. That's the only secret.
—Philip Glass

A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle, and an end.