Born in 1958, in the Appalachian mountains of Western Maryland, Richard grew up listening to ghost stories by his grandmother as they sat on the front porch while screech owls punctuated her words. As a teen he subsisted on a steady diet of Creepy, Eerie and Weird Tales comics as well as Saturday night creature features with Count Gore Deval
In the past he has worked as a carpenter, a truck driver, in retail sales, and fast food. In that time he has read everything related to horror he could lay his hands on. Aware that one day, he would breathe life into the chills he’d first experienced on his grandmother’s front porch.
That day has arrived.
Richard currently lives with his wife in Lavale, MD. When he’s not spinning tales of terror he can be found in his wood shop making messes.