Richard Finney

Biography

I am a novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker.

I'm the author of the “DEMON DAYS” Book Series, an amazon.com best seller. My other novels include, the “RELECT” Vampire books; the SF/Thriller book, “BLACK MARIAH;” and “THE WIND RAIDER," a SF-Fantasy book, recently optioned by a major production company for a feature film.

I'm a professional screenwriter, a member of the Writers Guild of America (WGA), who has worked with such major studio talent as Steven Spielberg and George Clooney. I've written the Professional Screenwriter Book Series which includes "19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriters," "20 Basic Rules for Professional Screenwriters," and “16 Secrets Revealed by Professional Screenwriters.”

I'm an Independent film producer who has produced twelve movies starring such actors as Academy Award winning actress Melissa Leo, Katherine Heigl, Giovanni Ribissi, and Adam Goldberg.

I reside in Southern California because this is where my three dogs have decided they want to live.

Smashwords Interview

Do you believe in the importance of the first line of a novel?
I do. I can also make a good case that the first line is more important than the last line in a novel. The first line in a story should have a taste of more than a few things that are about to come – style, tone, content, theme. The ending line doesn't have the same burden. If you feel the last line of your novel does need to answer a similar calling, I would suggest that perhaps you may have failed your reader.
What is your favorite first line of a book you have written?
Forgive me for citing the first two lines of “DEMON DAYS – Book Two” –

“As an envoy and a diplomat, John Wolfenson had learned that, in politics, your life should never be your own but the public’s. In that way, you could become something greater than yourself.”

The novel begins with John Wolfenson demonically possessed with Satan himself. I feel like those opening lines set the stage for what is about to happen.
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Books

16 Secrets Revealed by Professional Screenwriters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,130. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Those who can’t do teach. And those who can’t write professionally somehow end up writing books about screenwriting. This book is DIFFERENT -- written by a PROFESSIONAL currently working in Hollywood as a Screenwriter and Film Producer. Successful Professional Screenwriters REVEAL A SECRET about what led to their SUCCESS. 34,000 words of original text!
19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting
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Series: Professional Screenwriting, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
“19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting” is the second primer written by a working professional who knows how to craft a well written screenplay that people in the movie industry will notice. His expertise comes from being a working screenwriter and an award winning independent movie producer.
The Wind Raider - Book One
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Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
This SPECIAL WIND RAIDER e-book combines "Part One” and "Part Two" at a SPECIAL PRICE! There’s over 29,000 words of original text! Plus over 110 Illustrations! This combo e-book has an updated Glossary and Character list (another 10,000 words!). Check out the book recently optioned by Atmosphere Entertainment (the production company behind the hit films“300" and "Immortals")
The Wind Raider - Part Two
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Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,840. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
When you control the wind… You have a chance to control your fate. From Richard Finney, the author of the best-selling “DEMON DAYS” Book Series… And Illustrated by Gabriel Hardman, acclaimed Marvel and D.C. comics artist… Comes Part Two of the breathtaking, action filled, dramatic saga… About an earth, devastated and dying… Repurposed by an alien species with its own plans for the future.
The Wind Raider - Part One
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Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
From Richard Finney, the creator of the best-selling “DEMON DAYS” Book Series… And Illustrated by Gabriel Hardman, acclaimed Marvel and D.C. comics artist… Comes a breathtaking, action filled, dramatic saga… The Wind Raider is humanity’s last weapon. Depending on how the wind blows.
Black Mariah - "A Calling"
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,690. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Who is Black Mariah? BLACK MARIAH – A Calling is a SF / Thriller novel created by the author of the DEMON DAYS and the RELICT book series. Original and compelling, readers will discover this new book series is a narrative roller coaster ride filled with wicked twists and unpredictable turns.
Demon Days - Book Four
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Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,450. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The DEMON DAYS saga continues with “DEMON DAYS - BOOK FOUR” the latest in the book series that author Ray Garton (Live Girls) calls “the best damn horror novels I’ve read in ages.” “DEMON DAYS – BOOK FOUR” is over 90,000 words! This novel is part of an ongoing book series. “DEMON DAYS – BOOK FIVE” is coming soon!
Demon Days - Book Three
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Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,250. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The DEMON DAYS saga continues with “DEMON DAYS - BOOK THREE” in the critically acclaimed thriller series that author Andrew Neiderman (The Devil’s Advocate) calls “a gripping, visual, pulse-racing read.” “DEMON DAYS – BOOK THREE” is over 75,000 words, but a WARNING – this is part of a book series and ends with the words “To Be Continued.”
Demon Days - Book Two
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Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,220. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The DEMON DAYS saga continues with “DEMON DAYS - BOOK TWO.” Jenna Grant picks up the investigation into terrifying worldwide events which first captured the attention of TV news producer Sandy Travis. “DEMON DAYS – BOOK TWO” has over 54,000 words, but a WARNING -- this novel is part of a book series and ends with the words "to be continued..."
Demon Days
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Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,410. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Journalist Sandy Travis and her fiancé, Tom, are in a horrendous helicopter accident. Tom is seriously injured and has an N.D.E. – a Near Death Experience. After Tom is revived, he tells Sandy that he believes he’s spoken to God. As it turns out…Tom is wrong. Horribly wrong. Now Sandy is in a dangerous race to save her fiancé from dark forces that want to trigger Armageddon!

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