Richard "Rick" Yancey (born November 4, 1962) is an American writer author who has gained acclaim for his works of suspense, fantasy, and science fiction aimed at young adults
Yancey was born in Miami, Florida.
Yancey wrote his first short story in the seventh grade while attending Crystal Lake Junior High School in Florida. After graduating from Lakeland Senior High School, he was accepted to Florida Southern College and majored in Communications. After a year at Florida Southern College, Yancey transferred to Florida State University and ultimately graduated from Roosevelt University with a B.A. in English. After graduation, Yancey planned on attending law school.
Ultimately, Yancey decided against law school and began teaching English classes as well as acting and directing in local community theatres. In 1991, Yancey applied for a government job and was hired by the Internal Revenue Service, where he worked as an agent for twelve years.
While at the IRS, Yancey met his wife Sandy and started a family. They currently reside in his native state of Florida, raising their youngest son, Jake, and the family doodle, Max...
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