Set deep in the woods of Central New York, RICK GRUNDER – BOOKS is located an hour's drive from both Palmyra, New York, and Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, places where Mormonism began. In a setting such as this, amazing things can happen. As the first Chairman of the Brigham Young University Library Bibliographic Department until 1981, then an antiquarian bookseller for forty years, I have worked full-time as a specialist in this field for nearly half a century.
In the 1980s, I knew Mark W. Hofmann, who turned out to be a forger and pipe-bomb murderer (the subject of numerous true-crime books and documentaries for which I was interviewed.) During calmer times, I've issued more than a hundred detailed catalogs of rare material for sale, plus the five-volume historical reference work, Mormon Parallels: A Bibliographic Source (2008; 2014; 2018).
On a good day, I can be found at home in the forest feeding wild birds from my hand. Writing the novel 116 was a cavalier excursion into fiction which became an exhilaration. A sequel continuing this story and its characters is well underway, lending its title to the name of this website, The Virgin Lamb. Stay tuned for updates!