​​A published author of professional works, Cuernavaca is Rick’s debut work of fiction. 

Rick has devoted much of his free time during the last decade to traveling in the interior of Mexico and studying Spanish. He’s been a frequent visitor to the state of Morelos and the city of Cuernavaca, the setting of his first work of fiction. Back in the states, he’s devoted himself to volunteer work with Erie’s Latino community.

Comments, suggestions and inquiries are welcome and can be submitted through the contact page of this website. He’ll respond to all of them.  


Richard Perhacs is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He received his undergraduate degree in political science from Saint Vincent College where he was educated by a Benedictine monastic community.  He earned a law degree from the Duquesne University School of Law, where he edited the law review. Although he’d much rather travel in Latin America, or write books, he holds down a day job practicing law at a large firm in Erie, Pennsylvania. In January, 2015, at the age of 65, Rick became a candidate for the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Writing Popular Fiction at Seton Hill University. His second novel, Rogue, will be his masters thesis with release planned for 2016.

Richard has led an interesting and rewarding life, and intends to continue it at full throttle. A former commercial pilot, he’s flown a world class aerobatic plane through maneuvers that put amusement park thrill rides to shame, coached a hockey team to a New York championship, tried cases before a jury, climbed a real mountain, and crashed a Presidential State of the Union address without a ticket or a security clearance.  For fun, he rides a Harley.