the author

 

Richard began his writing career as a poet, publishing poems in the Independent, the Guardian and many small-press magazines.

 

He was a runner-up in the poetry section of the Bridport Prize in 1999 and had a selection of ten poems included in the anthology Anvil New Poets 3 from Anvil Press in 2001.

 

His first novel, Five Amber Beads, was published by Flambard Press in 2006. His second, It's Just the Beating of My Heart, came out in March 2010 while he has recently completed the final draft of his new novelAn American Decade.

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