DR. MEL'S MESSAGE - From my novels to my other projects, no telling what you will read. This is the only place you will get to read about how I developed a screenplay into a novel and what is the driving force. I will talk about many things from films to books to acting to producing. It really will depend on where my mind takes me. I hope you will join me on this journey.
Dieter Dietz, an overweight, hard-drinking trucker finds love and redemption while traveling to the corporate headquarters of Ben & Jerry’s to scatter the ashes of his dead cat. Merle Haggard, a destitute woman with the ill fortune of sharing a name with a male country music icon, unwittingly becomes his travel companion. Join them on a quirky trip spanning the highways of America and the treacherous Appalachian Trail to the fishing docks of small-town Alaska, to the islands of American Samoa, to the world of Lucha libre in Mexico City. Discover the power of love and family in a uniquely strange journey.
Rick L. Huffman has been a U.S. Navy Submarine sailor, a local newscast director, an IT technician, a truck driver, and an English teacher, among other things. He lives in El Paso, Texas, with his beautiful wife and a spoiled German shepherd.