George Rikard was born in the “show me” state of Missouri on the bank of the mighty Mississippi.
The Rikard family hit the road searching for a job in Oklahoma City, El Paso and Albuquerque New Mexico where they settled down.
Following high school George joined the air force where he continued his hobby of drawing as an illustrator. After discharge he became a civil service illustrator and instructor where he started his writing career updating training literature.
Retirement was necessary to expand his writing experience to poems in greeting cards for family members. The poems gradually increased in length and subject matter with a few being published on Peotry.com.
Senator Obama arrives on the scene, is elected our president. George starts drawing images of the new president as he begins to implement his liberal programs. Following several completed drawings, the possibility of a book emerges centering on the damage President Obama is imposing on the country. “Remembering Obama’s Mob Rule through Illustrations”, The Chicago Way was published with sixty drawings and a final conclusion of “Obama’s Poem” to end the book.
“Obama’s Economic Revolution” is a continuation of George’s thoughts and impressions of President Obama, his administration and agenda.
George received his Bachelor’s degree from Wayland Baptist University, Plainview Texas.