R.K. Slade writes marching band and music oriented fiction for young adults (and young at heart adults, too!).

Combining eight years of marching band and band experience with a love for the history of music, R.K. finds great joy in bringing new characters to life through the writing process.

As the owner and curator of the Marching Band Is Awesome communities on Facebook and Instagram, R.K. is connected with lovers of the marching arts, music education, drum corps, and just about every form of traditional form of music connected to the music in school experience.

Having studied Music Theory and Composition in college, R.K. brings a unique perspective and insight into characters, with an expressive¬†knack for describing today’s¬†high school experience and yesterday’s music history.

Just Rigby Wattpad Young Adult YA Fiction


His first full-length novel titled “Because” is slated for an early 2016 release. It is Book One in the Time’s Song Series (a trilogy). You can find free “beta” chapters on the Wattpad app (where over twenty chapters have been released under the name “Just Rigby”).

Join the R.K. Slade mailing list to get updates and information on how to get the completed book for free.