Richard Clark has written seven middle grade chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has been on the Amazon and iBooks kids books best-seller lists for over two years with over 20,000 downloads.
Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award.
In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids.
Richard lives in Toronto with his wife and their 10-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale.
Rich Murray, illustrator for My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has over 25 years’ experience in digital illustration, animation and game design under the monicker RichToons. His credits include animated videos for numerous clients, illustrations for over a dozen kids books available on the Energizer - The Power of Reading website, and he designed, illustrated and animated all elements of the Monkey Doo game app available for smart phones and tablets. He also illustrated the Scratch & Sniff interactive book app for kids, and he’s most recently become the official animator of the Humble & Fred Radio Show.