About

Richard has been writing in one form or another since 1983, starting out as a freelance writer in Texas. He then embarked upon a nearly 30-year career as a sportswriter (with some brief stints in hard news, political coverage and business features just to keep things interesting) from Texas to New Mexico and California. Since 2013 he has been writing novels, short stories and non-fiction as you can see listed below.

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Richard’s Writing Career

1983-85 – Freelance writer/photographer

1985-86 – Lead writer – Seadragon – Elite Comics   (Comic Book Database)

1986-91 – Freelance writer/photographer

1991-94 – Sportswriter – Gallup Independent (NM)

1994-97 – Sportswriter – Modesto Bee (CA)

1997 – Sportswriter – Gustine Press-Standard (CA)

1997-2000 – Freelance writer

2000-01 – Sportswriter/Sports Editor – Turlock Journal (CA)

2001 – Best Sports Story – CNPA Annual Awards

2001-2003 – Sportswriter/Sports Editor – Merced Sun-Star (CA)

2004 – Freelance writer

2005-2006 – Sports Editor – Merced Sun-Star (CA)

2006 – Sports Editor – Tracy Press (CA)

2007-10 – Freelance writer/photographer

2007 – U.S. Womens Hockey National Championships

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2010-11 – Sports writer/photographer – Patch (Bay Area CA) (Patch Stories List)

Sports writer/photographer – San Francisco Examiner (CA) (SF Examiner Stories List)

2011-13 – Online Content Editor – AV News (Antelope Valley, CA)

2013 – (Retired from newspaper production)

2014 – Maelstrom (Novel)

2015 – Reservations (Novel – Del Rio #1)

2015 – From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California

2015 – From The Fields Story in the Turlock Journal

2016 – Betrayals (Novel – Del Rio #2)

2016 – Perfection’s Arbiter: The Babe Pinelli Story

2016 – A Lesson in Mercy – Beyond Watson: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology of Stories Not Told by Dr. John H. Watson (Belanger Books) (Anthology)

2016 – The Woman Returns – Holmes Away From Home, Adventures From the Great Hiatus Volume II: 1893-1894 (Belanger Books) (Anthology)

2017 – Escaping Infinity (Novel) 2017 Dragon Award Finalist (Best Sci-Fi Novel)

2017 – Endgames (Novel – Del Rio #3)

2017 – The Misplaced Mystery Writer – Sherlock Holmes Adventures in the Realms of H.G. Wells (Belanger Books) (Anthology)

2018 – When The Gods Fell (Novel)

2018 – The Last Lonely Trail (Novel) – with Jim Christina

2018 – The Timeless (Novella – Timeless #1) – with Gibson Buffa

2018 – Nothing Ever Happens Here – Secret Stairs: Tribute To Urban Legend (Silver Empire) (Anthology)

2018 – The Last Hunt – To Be Men (Superversive Press) (Anthology) (No Longer in print)

2019 – Secret of the Sphinx (Novella – Timeless #2) – with Gibson Buffa

2019 – The Enemy Of My Enemy – Places Beyond The Wild (Silver Empire) (Anthology)

2019 – The Fall of Denver – A Tribute To H.G. Wells (Belanger Books) (Anthology)

2019 – The Woman Returns – The Art Of Sherlock Holmes – USA 1 Special Edition (MX Publishing) (Anthology + Art)

2019 – Nevermore: or, The Mystery of The Albino Raven – Sherlock Holmes Adventures in the Realms of Edgar Allan Poe (Belanger Books) (Anthology)

2019 – Yes, Neil D. Tyson, Pluto Is A Planet – Planetary Anthology Series: Pluto (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology)

2020 – Polar Shift – Planetary Anthology Series: Luna (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology)

2020 – The Last Human – Planetary Anthology Series: Uranus (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology)

2020 – CAG – Space Force: Building The Legacy (Midlands Scribes Publishing) (Anthology)

2020 – Extinction Point – Planetary Anthology Series: Earth (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology)

2020 – Icarus Falls – Planetary Anthology Series: Jupiter (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology) Sept. 29th

2020 – At Homeworld’s End – Planetary Anthology Series: Sol (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology) Nov. 10th