For more than 35-years, Richard has been writing and selling magazine articles on numerous topics to a huge number of publications. His articles have appeared in such magazines as "American Way," "Rotarian," "Elks Magazine," "American History," "Guidepost," "Toastmasters," "Modern Maturity," "Family Motor Coaching," "Highways," "Catholic Digest," "Family Digest," "Military Officer," "Signs of the Times," "Mature Years," "Mature Living," "Women's World," "Automobile," and many others. He is also the author of a best-selling day-to-day calendar, Legal Lunacies, published by Accord Publishing, Ltd.
He has contributed articles or chapters to several other books including, Chicken Soup for the Christian Family Soul, Cup of Comfort, God Allows U-Turns, Where We Live, The Writer's Research Handbook, Whispers from Heaven and Prepare Our Hearts.
For several years Richard was a writer/photographer for Challenge-Cook Bros., Inc., where he produced advertising materials, training materials, trade show presentations and did ghost writing of articles and sales letters for product managers and even the company president. Even after leaving C-CB, he wrote newsletters and advertising materials for the company.
For other employers and clients, he created advertising materials, technical manuals and training courses. He also created and taught a writing course, Writing for Publication and Profit, which is presented in an adult education setting.
After more than 25-years absent from formal studies, Richard returned to college to earn his degree (much of it through distance learning) from Excelsior College in Albany New York. He received my degree in October, 2002.
Richard and Donna have been married for nearly 49-years. They have two adult children, Chris and Stephanie, and four grandsons: Noah, Luke, Patrick and Mason. Richard and Donna reside in Southern California.