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 has been the completion of Immaculate: How the Steelers Saved Pittsburgh, coming to booksellers in the autumn of 2022 from Morgan James Publishing.
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.