Fools Poll

Kirkus Reviews — “A wheelchair-bound novice sets Nashville on fire with his insurgent campaign for Congress in this feisty election potboiler. . . Wall’s fable has the feel of a Frank Capra movie with Southern gothic shades . . . brought vividly to life by the author’s well-crafted, empathetic prose . . . this rousing political page-turner won’t fail to entertain—maybe even inspire.” More

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About Richard Wall

As a freelance writer, Richard writes about everything from The World’s Most Expensive Male Prostitute to Percutaneous Spinal Fusion—and by the way, you don’t want to be laid up in bed with either one. In his novels, Richard writes about big social issues, not in a preachy manner but as one element in interesting, character-driven stories about people striving to make something of their lives. His writing style is friendly and wry; his characters are relatable and realistically complex.

His recently published eBook, Fools Poll, is about the insanely frustrating American political system and the Nashville nobody in a wheelchair who decides to take it on as an independent running for Congress. If all goes well, Fools Poll will change U.S. politics and government forever, and make the whole world a much better place. At least that’s the humble plan.

His novel Drive Nice is about an idealistic graduate student who leverages a bootlegged military device into a vigilante movement that enforces civil driving in San Francisco Bay area. Hunted down by NASCAR, Homeland Security and every cop on the peninsula, the members of this wildly popular group, called the Sprawlers, are doomed to a fiery end—unless they maneuver to go out with a bang first. Richard is seeking agent representation for Drive Nice. He is currently writing Blue Green, a historical novel about 6th century chariot-racing factions that almost overthrew the Roman Emperor Justinian, with a subtext of the importance of sports to society.

Richard has been a freelance writer and television producer for more than 15 years. Prior to that, he worked as a magazine editor, public relations flack, journalist, welfare counselor, bartender, cook, construction laborer, and newspaper boy back in the day when you had to ride your bike before dawn and pitch papers onto the roofs of subscribers.

He enjoys surfing (extremely difficult since recently moving to Colorado), bicycling, hiking, swimming, listening to history lectures, working on his website, reading, and explaining that you are not throwing your vote away when you vote for a third-party or independent candidate, no matter what every political pundit in the world says. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee. To see some of his clips and a professional profile, visit

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