Richard draws on 15 years as a practicing CPA and another 15 years as a practicing criminal defense attorney to feed his fiction-writing imagination. He agrees with Thomas Edison who said, "Discontent is the first necessity of progress." Naturally dissatisfied, Richard had spent a lifetime seeking new challenges: accountant, lawyer, pilot, farmer, builder, restaurant owner, and now, the biggest challenge of all, fiction writing. As diversified as Richard's life has been, he knows real creativity is generated in the mind and not solely by relying on the five senses. He is learning that an 'eyes closed' practice is the true path to new and excited places, plots, and protagonists. Richard's novels: God and Girl, The Boaz Scorekeeper, The Boaz Secrets, The Boaz Stenographer, and The Boaz Schoolteacher, are available for purchase either directly from the author or from Amazon.com. See Books for more details.