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Rick portraitMy name is Rick Crawford a.k.a. Ricky Bruce, and I am a children’s book writer from San Jose, California. My passion is writing children’s fiction chapter books for ages 6-12. I hold a Master’s Degree in Education, Bachelor’s Degrees in Anthropology and Social Science, a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, and I am C-TEL/ CLAD Certified. I have taught in elementary school settings for over fifteen years. These life experiences have helped me discover my passion for writing, and to understand what children enjoy reading.racorn6q5d Recently, I self-published a book about a kindergartner’s first day in school, called Ricky Robinson Braveheart. Following the publication of this book, I received a contract to publish a book I wrote called Stink Bomb, which is available through Sunburry Press, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon. In addition to writing chapter books, I blog weekly at A Writer’s Diary. This blog, A Writer’s Diary, showcases my books and provides information for authors. I am available to do book signings, to speak about education and learning, or share about writing fiction.      Very Inspiring Blogger Award very inspired August 3, 2012 How exciting! I’ve been nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. It feels great to know that someone has come to my blog and taken a look around. You know the feeling. Like many bloggers, the reason I write is to be read. I want the people who visit my site to think about writing a book or essay or an article. Naturally, it is encouraging to know that a few readers are gleaning information from my blogging articles and getting inspired. Thank you so much for the nomination A. H. Amin.

The Versatile Blogger Award versitile July 31, 2012 All my hard work has paid off. I’ve been nominated for another award. I am so excited and thrilled! Thanks to Janna Noelle. Her blog chronicles personal adventures in novel-writing. Thanks for the nomination, Janna. One Lovely Blog Award one lovely July 28, 2012 How exciting! I’ve been nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. It feels great to know that someone has come to my blog and taken a look around. You know the feeling. Like many bloggers, the reason I write is to be read. I want the people who visit my site to think about writing a book or essay or an article. Naturally, it is encouraging to know that a few readers are gleaning information from my blogging articles and getting inspired. Thank you so much for the nomination fadedfairytale. Congratulations on getting 500 total likes on A Writer’s Diary. Happy Anniversary! happy anniversary You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago! Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

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