Born in the shadow of the Lone Ranger Rock in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley, Rick Ferreira
is lucky enough to remember when parents could still take a kid to see real cowboys ride
and shoot at local movie ranches. Those movie ranches may be long gone, but Rick can not
shake the grip the Old West still holds on him.
While studying film making at the University of California, Los Angeles Rick unearthed a long-
forgotten account of a young woman done very, very wrong. Her story became an obsession.
And after years of research, during which Rick relocated lost sites, relatives, and dusty documents
concerning Kate Vernon, "the lost woman of the Mojave", Rick set down the historical events in the
form of the entertaining screenplay, The Lost Woman.
What does the future hold for Rick? "More writing, of course. There are so many stories to tell.
And, of course, I still have to find Kate's diary. It's out there somewhere. I can just feel it."