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First Name Richard
Last Name Pyves
Member Since January 4, 2022
Email pyves@interlog.com
Phone 905-831-2788
City Pickering
State Ontario
Zipcode L1V 2T4
Country Canada
Pen Name
Branch Affiliation Toronto
Website richardpyves.com
Blog richardpyves.com
Twitter @richardpyves
Instagram @richardpyves
Bio Rick Pyves is a published author, avid historian and genealogist who grew up in Montreal, Quebec. Rick is a graduate of Concordia (Sir George Williams) University and McGill University and holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing. Prior to embarking on a new 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 for 15 years and a Director of Credit Canada for 6 years and has chaired the Board Marketing Committee for both organizations. Rick has just completed his trilogy with the story of his maternal, great-grandmother’s brother, Sir John James Taylor, Assistant Under-Secretary for Ireland, who was the de facto ruler of Ireland from 1918 to early 1920.
Publications Night Madness - A Rear Gunner's Story of Love, Courage and Hope in World War II published by Red Deer Press in October 2012. Courage, Sacrifice, and Betrayal: The Story of the Victoria Rifles of Canada – 60th Battalion in the First World War released in March 2018 by Helion & Company Limited in the UK and by ECW Press in Canada. Sir John James Taylor De Facto Ruler of Ireland - Assistant Under-Secretary of Ireland 1918-1920
Other Memberships Writers Union of Canada Writers Community of Durham Region
Awards Most recently the author was the honored recipient of the 2018 City of Pickering Arts Award for his outstanding contributions to the arts both inside and outside the City of Pickering.
Genres Biography & Memoir, e-Book, History, Nonfiction
Available For Readings, Presentations, Workshops, Speaking Engagements
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