Hosted ByRichard Eller, Robert Canipe, & Patty Thompson

Redhawk Publications is an artistic initiative of the Catawba Valley Community College, publishing written works of interest for the local community, the state of North Carolina as well the entire United States. Established in 2017, CVCC is the only North Carolina community college with a publishing division and has over 75 unique titles. The podcast, “RedPubPod” acts as a companion to the works of our authors.  Be sure to check out the podcast and subscribe so that you can hear author interviews that highlight their writing processes, literary inspirations, and newest releases. 

RedPubPod #006 Dr. Ric Vandett

Memoir author Dr. Ric Vandett is interviewed by the RedPubPod crew on his first book, “Hurdles – Surviving Difficult Times” published by Redhawk Publications. Ric’s journey from War Veteran, DJ, Educator to Author is just that… a journey! And along his journey, the lessons he learned have taught him life lessons. Through his memoir, he teaches others how to overcome life’s Hurdles!

In addition to writing, Ric is a community advocate who graciously gives of his time, talent and treasure. Partial proceeds for the sale of his book go to two non-profits that help the Catawba Valley area of Western North Carolina. His veteran outreach volunteerism what the impetus of an upcoming workshop that focuses on the challenges our veterans face and the resources to assist them on their journeys.

For more information on the Continuing Echoes event on June 23rd, 2022 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm at Catawba Valley Community College, contact Patty Thompson at

To purchase Ric’s book, “Hurdles” click on this link!

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Today’s Redhawk Publications Hosts: 

Patty Thompson, Project Coordinator 

Robert Canipe, Publisher 

Richard Eller, Program Director