Author - Ron Vick Sr.
Published books: Jeweled Fragments
Ron Vick Sr., originally an automotive mechanic from Wyoming and various other states, changed careers in the early 90s and became a counselor. After earning a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A.E. in Mental Health Counseling from Chadron State College, he moved with his wife Janet and two children to northeast Nebraska. He currently resides in Wayne, Nebraska where he has worked at Wayne State College for the last thirteen years as a counselor, academic advisor, and international student advisor. In his spare time, he develops web sites (ronvick.com) and writes science fiction and fantasy and the occasional academic article for publication. To date he has had three articles published in the peer-reviewed journals of the Nebraska Counselor, the Journal of Counseling and Values, and the Journal of College Counseling. During his tenure at WSC he has taken a couple of writing classes and serves as the advisor for the WSC Science Fiction and Fantasy Club, which hosts an annual convention in the spring called WillyCon (willycon.com). He has several short stories written and the start of a book (or two). Vick has won a couple of local writing contests associated with WillyCon, and sold one story titled For Love of Humanity Not that is online at AfterburnSF. Much of his writing is centered on locations in Nebraska and the names of his characters often are associated with one or more of his five grandchildren. This collection of short stories is his first published book.