R. J. Feliciano was born in Puerto Rico and raised in New York City’s El Barrio (East Harlem) section of Manhattan, a familiar backdrop found in many of his stories. In the winter of ‘45, he left his balmy tropical home with his mother to join his father who had come to the States a year earlier in search of work.
For two-weeks, they sailed north for N. Y. aboard a merchant ship that hugged the eastern coastline to avoid the still active German U-boats and their deadly torpedoes. Upon his arrival to New York, they were not only happily greeted by his father, but also delighted at their first chilly sight of snow.
He is a real estate agent, a 5th degree black belt, runs a karate school and also enjoys working as a high school substitute teacher; all of which, he claims provides a wonderful source of writing material. Along with Kite Wars, he is also the author of the novels: Wally’s Christmas Odyssey and Mayonnaise.
Ray enjoys fishing, though he rarely has the time, teaching martial arts, traveling, baseball, football, kayaking, movies, reading and cooking.