Rick Pyves is a published author, avid historian and genealogist and grew up in Montreal, Quebec. Rick is a graduate of Concordia (Sir George Williams) University and McGill University and holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing.
Rick’s first book Night Madness: A Rear Gunner’s Story of Love, Courage, and Hope in World War II was published by Red Deer Press in October, 2012 after a five year writing and research effort. Based on interviews, painstaking archival research, and letters from a long-distance love affair, Rick has weaved together his father’s tale into a touching love story and one man’s very personal war.
Prior to embarking on a career in writing, Rick held a senior management position with a major financial services company as SVP Marketing responsible for both marketing and public relations. Rick has held board positions as a Director of Tourism Toronto (1992-2007) and more recently as a Director of Credit Canada (2005-2011) and has chaired the Board Marketing Committee for both organizations.
Rick’s second, non-fiction book Courage, Sacrifice and Betrayal – The Story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada – 60th Battalion in WWI has been published by ECW Press in Canada and by Helion & Company in the UK. It is the story of Rick’s grandfather, Edward Lewis Pyves and his Battalion during World War I. Edward was decorated with the Military Medal “for the skillful manner in which he strengthened the British defence at Hill 60” in August 1916.
You can reach Rick Pyves at: firstname.lastname@example.org