A native of California, who still calls the Golden State home, Richard worked for over a quarter of a century as a writer and photographer for newspapers, magazines and online publications across the United States.
In 2001 Richard earned a Sports Story First Place Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. He recently returned his attention to his early roots, writing fiction, and has published two short stories (The Invited, Legacy of Death) as well as a full-length science fiction novel (Maelstrom) that are all available as e-book downloads at Smashwords.com and at Barnes & Noble's website.
In 1986, he was the story writer for the comic book series, Seadragon. Examples of his work - both fiction and non-fiction - as well as his photography can be viewed here by following the links on this page.
Richard's first attempt at National Novel Writing Month ended successfully in November with a 55,000-word sci-fi novel, Escaping Infinity. With the first draft done Richard is now working his way through edits and re-writes to get it to the full target of 75,000 words and possible publication. The fate of Escaping Infinity will be updated here.
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Dr. Steven Collins has devoted his life to one cause: finding a way to prevent a catastrophic collision between Earth and an asteroid. But when Collins turns on his Earth-saving creation, he rips open a hole in time and space itself that hurls him forward in time, where he discovers to his horror that the device he created has caused the very global Armageddon he was trying to prevent. Collins now must try to undo the damage he has done, but the few surviving members of the human race are slowly dying off and just beyond the shield lurks a madman who seeks to dominate the human race or exterminate it.