About

Hi, I'm Rick. (And that's Noah.)

I'm a writer, publisher and dad. I make the Once upon a Pancake books because I believe that play is the lifeblood of learning.

I hope these books help your kids maintain their innate sense of play while developing reading, writing, and storytelling skills. And I hope that in writing these stories, you're reminded how magical it can be to be creative, childlike and silly together. 

About Pfannkuchen Press

We're an independent publisher based in California. Our mission is make people fall and stay in love with storytelling. Our daydream is to build a wonder factory, kinda like Willie's but with language and games and a happier end. We publish our books here and print them in Canada.

We're working on distribution options that support independent bookstores. If you're a bookseller who wants to stock our books, please email us.