Following graduation in the 60s from UCLA with a major in Radio TV Production, I spent most of my life as a Writer-Producer-Director and often Talent on thousands of TV commercials and infomercials. I was also a TV personality and Host of California's Super LOTTO. My hobbies included painting, singing and acting. Most importantly I took to writing fiction. An enthusiastic editor published a collection of short stories and novelettes and one was reprinted last winter. It has since been also selected for a new magazine. Recently e-novels FOLLOW THE LEADER and a sci-fi novealla, PAX, along with THE ALTERNATIVE, "a tale of terror" were published on Smashwords. One charming fantasy novel OBERON'S GIFT is also on-line at FREE EBooks and Smashwords under my pen name Richard Dante. My given name is Richard Dante Hardaway. I am married and have two grown children and one grandchild.