In his first novel, Rick Suttle writes about the trials and tribulations of freshman year, the toughest of all to get through in college. Rick wrote the majority of Hell Year in 1994 in his hometown, Cincinnati, Ohio. He's spent most of his career as a market researcher. He's a graduate of Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) and also has an MBA. Rick currently lives in the Atlanta area with his wife, Dawn, and two year-old son, Cameron.