Richard Stickann Writer
Richard has been writing for as long as he can remember. He grew up in Chicago in the 50s and 60s, where he attended St. Patrick's Grammar School and St. Francis De Sales High School. After a year at Loop Jr. College he transferred to Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. It was there that he met his wife Catherine, a Charleston "townie." A former South Side Chicago boy and seminary student, Stickann’s Catholic upbringing sparked the need to write novels that illustrate the impact religion has on people. His two previous novels - Glory Be To the Father, the Son... (2001), and Hobbledehoy Boy (2013) show how a strict religious upbringing can stunt the social growth of a person, particularly young boys. The Ugly Priest looks at the other side of the religious spectrum, the priest, and the religious implications of a weak vocation and unsettled soul.
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