Ray Hartjen is a writer, musician and songwriter living in Northern California. In a professional career that has spanned parts of five decades, Ray has pivoted on many occasions, from investment banking to pharmaceuticals, from consumer electronics to SaaS software. One constant throughout his career path, however, has been storytelling.
Ray's most recent work is his cancer patient memoir, Me, Myself & My Multiple Myeloma, published by Morgan James Publishing and dropping at booksellers everywhere early in 2024. It joins Ray's previous book, Immaculate: How the Steelers Saved Pittsburgh, published by Morgan James in December of 2022.
A cancer fighter every day of the week that ends in a ‘y,’ Ray periodically chronicles his experience as a multiple myeloma patient on his blog at memyselfandmymultiplemyeloma.com. And, with life’s soundtrack constantly playing in his head, Ray also tours and records with his two-piece acoustic band, the Chronic Padres.
Immaculate: How the Steelers Saved Pittsburgh
When the city of Pittsburgh faced a daunting deindustrialization transformation, it needed its heroes. The city found them in an unlikely place — their previously hapless professional football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Me, Myself & My Multiple Myeloma2024