Rick W Roseman
My professional career began in Texas, as an illustrator - where I practiced for 11 years, producing renderings for architectural and interior design clients, mostly in the US. After completing a set of renderings for a large private aircraft customer in the early nineties, I decided it was time to change careers and hung out my shingle as an aviation designer. It's here I spent the next seventeen years designing the interiors of business and personal jets for private individuals and heads of state, both in the US and abroad. My career has also afforded the ability to work on several yachts as well - as an outgrowth of the aviation projects.
In terms of creativity, it began early as I started drawing at the age of two (according to my parents) and never stopped. I feel lucky to have made a living with my creativity but later in life discovered "words" was the most personally fulfilling form of creativity.
For the first while however, most of my writing, was confined to short stories (usually with a humorous bent). I mostly wrote about my experiences traveling, and mostly shared them only with family and friends.
However in 2015, I received an opportunity and became co-publisher of an aviation publication called JetModa, which was an international quarterly magazine covering VVIP and Bizjet design and completion. One of my primary duties as a parter in the endeavor was to leverage my relationships in the aviation community and develop content (feature articles) for the magazine. It was quite fulfilling (at first) and gave me a chance to hone my abilities as a writer. However in 2018, we folded the magazine due to distribution issues. Although still very proud of the 12 issues we published, I wasn't really sorry to see it go. Too many deadlines and not nearly enough creative muscle to flex!
Today, I still have a small foot in aviation but otherwise spend all my time writing fiction. I wrote a romcom screenplay called "Moreover" in 2012. In 2016 I developed another script concept called "Airborne" based on my career as an aviation designer. Neither were tendered to agents. as I never felt they were flushed out.
However the last three have been spent writing "Cloudrunners" - a post apocalyptic fiction novel for the YA / Sci-Fi market. Cloudrunners is a completed manuscript (currently in edit) and is the first in a trilogy of books that will feature the same three central characters. Cloudrunners follows three teens in 3038 as the try to find their youth while protecting the homeland as night-flying airborne surveillance cadets.
I am actively seeking agent representation for the Cloudrunners series.