About

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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.

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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

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235177

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235178

 https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235179

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235180

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235181

https://nationals.usahockey.com/news_article/show/235182

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)

From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California (Non-fiction)

From The Fields Story in the Turlock Journal

2016

Betrayals (Novel – Del Rio #2)

Perfection’s Arbiter: The Babe Pinelli Story (Non-fiction)

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

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)

Endgames (Novel – Del Rio #3)

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

2018

When The Gods Fell (Novel)

The Last Lonely Trail (Novel) – with Jim Christina

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

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

The Last Hunt – To Be Men (Superversive Press) (Anthology) (No Longer in print but can be read here for free)

2019

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

CAG – Space Force: Building The Legacy (Midlands Scribes Publishing) (Anthology) May 25th

Extinction Point – Planetary Anthology Series: Earth (Tuscany Bay Books) (Anthology) July 7th

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

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