Fred Rivera was born in East Los Angeles, raised in Montebello, and currently lives in Murrieta, California, with his wife of over forty years, Lynda. Together they have raised raised three wonderful children, Andrew, Marissa and Nathan. Writing and publishing Raw Man is a natural extension of his volunteer work with the sober community of Temecula, and with various organizations nationwide focused on supporting veterans and their families grappling with the lingering effects of war, PTSD.   Despite living in constant pain, Fred is devoted to living a creative, joyful life, counting on the other constant in his life… the loving support of his friends and family.


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