D Richard

Biography

California born and raised and, yes, a Baby Boomer. Poetry writing began during the high school years, song lyrics and short stories during college (Graduate of UC Berkeley). Placed in the top 50 writers for the first national American Song Lyric Competition in 1976 at the ripe old age of 21, earned a spot in IMDb in 1999 for an Outer Limits episode aired on Showtime cable. Studied in Germany from 1974-75, raised 2 children and was married for 30 years. Currently polishing up a few scripts, re-editing a novel and will have a series of follow-up books that are just like this: entertaining, creative reading for the "kid" in all us adults.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
Born and raised in Northern California, right between San Francisco and San Jose. And those WERE the days: high school from 1968-72, the perfect setting to experience the culture and changes from that era. The SF Bay Area was so visionary back then- the music, how relationships developed between men and women (free love, women speaking out for equality and respect), the politics, civil rights...you name it, it was here. Moving on to study at U.C. Berkeley from 1972-76 added to the diversity of experiencing people and cultures from all over the world. When I was a junior, ready to turn 19 years old, my 4 years of taking German in high school paid off- a full year of study in Germany. Of course, I overloaded my classes as a sophomore at Cal so I could spend more time traveling and living outside the classroom than being in it. So many memories to help with whatever writing was to come in the years ahead.
What's the story behind your latest book?
There are so many facets to love: from the heartwarming, traditional sentiments to the changes that come with age . This was written as a REAL, contemporary guide through 44 ideas that surround the theme of love....with a light, whimsical touch. I wanted to have a Shel Silverstein type book, with illustrations, meant strictly for adults, especially Baby Boomers. Rhythmic, humorous and perhaps insightful enough for those just over age 18.
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Where to find D Richard online

Twitter: @d_richard4

Books

How To LOVE Like You're 20 (But You're NOT !!)
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 9,820. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
A whimsical journey through 44 topics that surround LOVE. A little romance mixed with suggestions and a bit of satire. A Shel Silverstein styled book for adults.

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