With degrees in English and Earth Science, Rick Polad has spent the last 20 years as an Environmental Geologist, college Earth Science Instructor, and now author. For over a decade, Rick has given editorial assistance to award-winning photographer Bruce Roberts and historian/author Cheryl Shelton-Roberts on several of their maritime-themed publications including North Carolina Lighthouses: Stories of History and Hope, and the third edition of American Lighthouses: A Comprehensive Guide to Exploring Our National Coastal Treasures. Rick also edited the English version of Living With Nuclei, the memoirs of Japanese physicist, Motoharu Kimura.
In his spare time, Rick volunteers with the Coast Guard on Lake Michigan and plays jazz trumpet.
[…] Rick Polad shared What’s in a Name? It inspired me to create my version. And since we both admit we’re crap at creating names (well he struggles, I admit I’m crap at it), I figured I’d steal his title to keep with the theme…because I don’t want to waste time creating another title not because I couldn’t. It’s content that matters right? Except if your title or name sucks, no one will ever get past it and into all the good stuff, which can leave writers stuck. Even people good with names, can feel stymied by the pressure applied to first impressions. Bland titles that don’t search well in Google or Amazon. […]