Born in Robin Hood country (the fair city of Nottingham to be precise), Richard has a passion for writing and music that borders on the obsessive. A lifelong movie fan, he is the author of a book about horror films (To Die For: 25 Saturday Night Fright Flicks—available at all good online retailers) and wrote the soundtrack for the 2006 independent revenge flick Deaden.
A keen supporter of home grown talent, Richard compered the inaugural Autumn: Horror In The East festival held in Lowestoft in November 2013, which brought together British authors like David Moody, Joseph D’Lacey, Joseph Freeman and many others, and devours any new horror offerings with gusto (and occasionally relish).
He lives and breathes rock music, particularly when turned up to eleven, has written an as yet unpublished semi-autobiographical look at the 1980s rock scene (I Was A Teenage Rock Fan! – coming soon to all good online retailers), plays a mean bass guitar and an even meaner air guitar, entering (but sadly not winning) the 2010 UK Air Guitar Championships.
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