This post is part of a series introducing the authors that will be participating in our annual Local Authors Market. Read about the authors and then come to meet them and buy their books on Saturday June 24 from 2-4PM at the Main Library.
Rick Conti has written a dozen screenplays, a hundred or so sketches and short plays, and a handful of short stories. “A Slippery Land” is his first novel. After barely surviving a career in software, a series of misadventures and one tyrannical employer inadvertently gave him the chance to try his hand at writing full time.
Rick’s love for Haiti began on a 10-day mission trip there in 2000. Suffering from a classic case of “reverse homesickness”, he has returned several times. For eight years, he served as Director of Communications for a nonprofit that helps Haitian women create and maintain their own businesses.
Rick published a second novel, A Song in the Storm, in April of 2017. The story follows eighteen-year-old Calandra, who is on the verge of becoming a professional singer when she is sent against her will from her home in Italy to marry a stranger in America. She will need all her wits, her faith, and the help of her new friends in Boston to salvage her future and pursue her dream.
Come speak with Rick about his experiences and check out his works when he comes to the library on June 24!