Richard Finney

Biography

I've been a professional writer since 1994.

I'm proud to be a full time author working with an indie publishing company (LONO PUBLISHING) on all of my books. The publishing company has paid for a full time editor and two proofreaders on all of my books.

The "DEMON DAYS" Book Series was launched in 2009. Originally, the three sequels to "DEMON DAYS" were published as one book – “DEMON DAYS: Angel of Light," but have since been re-published as "DEMON DAYS - Book Two;" "DEMON DAYS - Book Three;" and "DEMON DAYS - Book Four."
It was a good decision. Way more people are now experiencing the books!

I'm also a screenwriter/filmmaker. Three of my books are currently under option with major production companies.

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

19 Techniques for Professional Screenwriting
By Richard Finney
Series: Professional Screenwriting, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,040. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
“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.
20 Basic Rules for Professional Screenwriting
By Richard Finney
Series: Professional Screenwriting, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,310. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction
Those who can’t do… teach. This old adage has ended up being true with books about screenwriting. The authors have no real industry experience as working screenwriters. “20 Basic Rules for Professional Screenwriting” is a primer written by a working screenwriting professional who knows how to craft a well written script that people in the movie industry will notice.
The Wind Raider - Book One
By Richard Finney
Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 38,590. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Richard Finney
Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,840. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Richard Finney
Series: The Wind Raider. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2013. Category: Fiction
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.
The Chimes Before Midnight – Wisdom for a Challenging World
By Richard Finney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,510. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction
Many people in our world lack familiarity and the most fundamental understanding of the basic precepts of wisdom. In a society that has become complicated and challenging this lack of understanding could be at the heart of many problems. Critically acclaimed author Richard Finney offers a road map to leading a happy and productive life.
Black Mariah - "A Calling"
By Richard Finney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 41,020. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Richard Finney
Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,450. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Richard Finney
Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,250. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
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
By Richard Finney
Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 56,220. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013. Category: Fiction
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..."
Drawing Blood
By Richard Finney
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 48,160. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Category: Fiction
Vampires are forced to take control of a war ravaged planet and a decimated human population. Matt and Tyra are prisoners at CCC197, where inmates must endure a daily dehumanizing existence as their captors tap them for their blood. Despite their differences, Matt and Tyra must work together to plan and execute an audacious escape for all the prisoners in the concentration camp.
The Cake is a Lie
By Richard Finney
Price: Free! Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012. Category: Fiction
Female characters are at the center of critically acclaimed author Richard Finney’s collection of emotionally charged Short Stories. The collection includes Seven unforgettable stories written by one of today’s most popular writers… about the things that matter in life – Connecting with those around us! Seven Stories. Seven impossible-to-guess twists. Seventeen thousand words of text.
Demon Days
By Richard Finney
Series: DEMON DAYS. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,430. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Category: Fiction
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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