Rundy Purdy was born in 1981 and homeschooled until graduation from highschool. An eclectic writer, he is the author of The Stuttering Bard of York, The Stuttering Duke of York, and Arielle’s Wedding, along with numerous essays. He has been telling stories since before he could write, and doodling ever since he first laid hands on a pen. While creatively prolific, Rundy is perhaps best known for his moving accounts of caring for his ailing grandfather.
A few highlights:
- At fifteen Rundy started writing the first novel he would actually finish (but not publish).
- Rundy served as the editor for the book Portraits for Fabric Lovers.
- In 2006 Rundy founded the independent publishing company Wild Jot Press.
- In September 2006 Rundy began to care for his grandfather, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s.
- In December 2006 Rundy Published his humorous novel The Stuttering Bard of York.
- In August 2008 Jane Gross at the NYT blog “The New Old Age” called Rundy’s writing about caregiving “as touching as ‘Tuesdays With Morrie,’ as tender as John Bayley’s memoir of his wife, Iris Murdoch, and in many ways truer and more tough-minded than either.”
- In September 2009 Rundy’s grandfather died.
- On June 27th, 2011 The Stuttering Duke of York, was published.
- In June 2012, Rundy graduated Valedictorian as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
- Rundy is currently working on memoir about his years of caring for his grandfather in a book tenatively titled How to Say Goodbye.
When not writing, Rundy enjoys reading, designing websites, painting and drawing, bicycling, spending time outside, taking photographs, buildings things and putzing around—not necessarily in that order. Currently he lives in upstate New York.
For the curious, “Rundy” is not his legal name, but it is indeed what he has been called since an infant.