Richard was born in Burbank, California, in 1957, the son of an aerospace engineer and an accomplished ballerina and Hollywood movie actress. He graduated from San Jose State in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business. Although his career has taken him down the path of corporate CFO, his love has always been writing. Richard spent a good portion of his high school years writing and producing amateur movies and working backstage for local theaters. Years later he returned to writing and the theater as ways to bring tranquility to the turmoil of high-stress corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Richard has also written five stage plays, three of which have been produced. In 2005 he founded Stone In The Surf Press and in 2006 launched a website designed to help other aspiring “Indie” Independent Publishers.
Biography provided by the author, October 2006.