Rick McCormick, author and screenwriter, was born in Torrance, California. He was raised and currently resides in Newport Beach, California. The seventh of ten children, he taught English in Japan and the U.S. He studied under some of the top screenwriting professors in the world, including Dr. Linda Seger, UCLA's Richard Walter, and Michael Hauge. He has written several full-length feature screenplays including Everybody's Somebody, A Dog Named Boo, Inside Out, You Can Take It With You, Nobody's Perfect, The Last Sand Granules, The Last Goodbye, Larry The Lifeguard, and The Fifth Plane. In March of 2018 he introduced his first novel, The Fifth Plane, based on his screenplay of the same name. He is currently working on The Fifth Plane TV series.