About The Author
Rick Bleiweiss is a Best-Selling Author, Publishing Executive, Former Music Industry Executive and GRAMMY Nominated record producer.
At 77-years-old, his first novel, “Pignon Scorbion & The Barbershop Detectives” was published in early 2022 to great acclaim as an Amazon Editors’ Pick, a Debut Mystery Pick by both Barnes & Noble and Publishers Weekly and was voted their Buzz Book by the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (among other major endorsements). It was Amazon’s #1 best-selling Cozy Mystery, #1 Historical Mystery and #1 in three other categories. To support the book, Bleiweiss created a video game, theme song, t-shirts and a video trailer.
Additionally, his story in the mystery anthology Hotel California, which is being published later this summer, has been getting great advance reviews.
Rick is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Historical Novel Society, and the Pacific Northwest Writers Association among other organizations.
Bleiweiss started his career in music as a rock performer, producer of over fifty records (including a Grammy nomination), songwriter and record company senior executive in New York City. He worked with numerous music industry legends, including Clive Davis, Melissa Etheridge, the Backstreet Boys, Kiss, U2, Whitney Houston, the BeeGees, and many other superstars.
Since 2006 has been a publishing company executive with Blackstone Publishing, In that role he has acquired works by bestselling and award-winning authors and celebrities including Rex Pickett (“Sideways”), Robert Downey Jr, Al Roker, James Clavell (“Shogun”), PC Cast (“House of Night”), Gabriel García Márquez, Natasha Boyd (“The Indigo Girl”), Andrews & Wilson (“Tier One”), Dale Brown, Ramsey Lewis, Al Di Meola, Catherine Coulter, Heather Graham, Andrew Child, and Nicholas Sansbury Smith (“Hell Divers”), among others.
On his YouTube video show "Rick Bleiweiss' Chapter & Verse" Rick interviews best-selling authors, literary agents and other entertainment industry figures. In their segments they talk about their careers and give advice to aspiring weriters.