The Realm of Colliding Spirits is a journey of the mind, body and spirit. It begins with cutting edge physics and leads to levels of higher consciousness – where the laws of physics coalesce with the spiritual truths of Tibetan Buddhism. Question what is fiction and what is fact. Wonder who you are and from whence you came. But, never forget: The bottom line is love… The Realm of Colliding Spirits is Rick's third novel in the Realm series. His first, Entangled Realms was published in 2013. His second, The Realm of Misplaced Hearts, was published in 2015 and won the 2016 Maine Literary Award in Speculative Fiction.
Rick is a native of Georgia but, over forty years ago, transplanted his roots (and his heart) to Maine. He has a BS and MS in Physics from Georgia Tech and an MD from Emory University School of Medicine. Following medical school, he received his training in Family Medicine at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency. Later in life, he completed a year-long course in Medical Acupuncture at the University of Alberta. When he’s not engaged as practitioner or teacher, he loves being out under the stars, doing astrophotography; sailing on Moosehead Lake; playing his fiddle; and studying Chinese. Rick lives in Waterville, Maine, with his wife, Elise, and their two dogs, Cozi and Tutte.