Bringing You The Power Of Word
Home Creating Wealth For The Average Guy Raising Coatimundi Book Raising Lemurs Book Raising Kangaroos Book Rocky Castleberry Bio FAQ



about Rocky Castleberry

                                              Rocky Castleberry - Author


Rocky Castleberry was raised on a ranch in Central Texas and grew up raising cattle and other animals. He received his Bachelors Degree in 1986 from Texas A&M and started his own business right out of college. He has been involved in several different business endeavors since then, everything from engineering and surveying, residential and commercial real estate, land development and raising and caring for a multitude of exotic and endangered animals.

He includes much of the things he learned through this business and life experiences in his book "Creating Wealth For The Average Guy" and the other books that he has written.

He decided to write his book because he has many friends that are constantly asking him for financial & investment advice, animal advice and just plain advice in general. He believes that one of the greatest things that a person can do is to help others around them.  

To quote Rocky, "I hope that I can help you get ahead in this world and improve your quality of life while doing what I love to do best, sharing the things that I have learned."

Rocky has been on television talk shows and has given many interviews including: 

  • Being featured on Paul Harvey
  • Quoted in USA Today Money Section
  • Featured in Anchorage Daily News & local television shows Anchorage, AK
  • Featured in the Boston Globe about exotic pets
  • Featured in Williamson County Sun Williamson County, TX
  • Featured in Radio-TV Interview Monthly Publication
  • Guest on the Tim E.D. Television Show Raleigh, NC
  • Featured guest on Business Beat Live Television Show Waterford, CT
  • Featured Guest on Strategies For Living talk radio - Shreveport, LA
  • Daily Pick for June 29th Jim Agnew Literary World
  • Featured Guest Secrets For Success Talk Radio New York

In addition to his business ventures he has also had many adventures within the animal world

He has been involved with the capture and relocation of several species including (but not limited to) wild Rhea, Axis Deer, Sika Deer, Black Buck Antelope and spent 3 weeks in the Arctic circle capturing free range Reindeer for export.  

He has been involved with all kinds of animals including deer, antelope, elk, tapirs, hippos, giraffe, alligators, gnu, eland and smaller pet animals such as the lemurs, coatimundi, kangaroo, kinkajou, genets, etc. (Once he even had to handle a 24 foot Boa Constrictor).

He has developed special exotic animal handling facilities to handle different species to alleviate as much stress on the animals as possible. As a matter of fact, one of his designs was used to set the standards for the USDA in Central Texas. 

To help improve and diversify genetics within the United States, he has been involved in importing Red Deer from New Zealand and used the first cervidae insemination program in the United States. He has imported Sika Deer from Canada, Emu from Holland and has shipped Emu and other ratite eggs across the United States. He has also been involved in introducing the exotic animals into existing industries to improve genetics and yield. He once spent 6 weeks in Europe helping import exotic cattle into the United States.

He currently resides near Georgetown, Texas with his wife, daughter and son and continues to work with his animals on a daily basis.

more about "Creating Wealth For The Average Guy"

Notes From
The Publisher

We are excited to get the opportunity to add Rocky Castleberry to our team of authors.  His first book was a raging success making finacial matters entertaining but more important shows how true wealth can be attained by the average guy. 

Rocky has just completed three new books about raising exotic animals that would make good reading even for those who don't currently have or think they don't want an exotic pet. Very entertaining as well as informative.

Welcome Rocky.