David Rich

Biography

David Rich grew up as a farm boy on a ranch in southwestern Colorado near the Four Corners. His dad introduced him to tractors and cattle, and his mother to music and travel. After high school David received an alternate appointment to the Air Force Academy but ended up touring the country with an amazing group of fellow misfits in the fighting 529th Air Force Band. The Air Force was relieved to discharge him a few months early to attend the University of Colorado in Boulder. After graduation David was somehow admitted to the University of Chicago Law School and by some fluke began practicing law in Phoenix with Lewis and Roca, the firm that handled the Miranda case (which he had nothing to do with). He became an adjunct professor at ASU College of Law, supervising the legal clinic and teaching legal writing, to little effect. David tried private practice but found the cushy job of assistant attorney general more to his liking. His appointment as judge pro tem by the Maricopa County Superior Court was a resounding success because attorneys immediately settled any case to which he was assigned. He and his third wife decided they’d rather travel than work, so they saved every penny on a ten-year plan that took eleven years, retiring in their forties to RV the World.

David has written dozens of travel stories for publications ranging from International Living to GoNOMAD.com. His website David and Mary Around the World, (MyTripJournal.com/RichWorld), has been featured on LonelyPlanet.com. HIs principal websites are rv-the-world.com and jdavidrich.com, both of which should be live in a day or two, maybe more. In his first book, Myths of the Tribe (1993), he examined the influence of organized religion on ethic, government, and economics. In RV the World, now in its second edition, he chronicles a seventeen-year journey that took him through 170 countries and every continent except Antarctica. His books are available lots of places.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Revealing the wide world to readers and showing them how easy and inexpensive it is to actually see almost every country in the world (193 in the UN; we've lived in 170+) by RV or independently. There is so much we are unaware of in the wide world, just waiting to be explored, from the incredible waterfalls in South America, Norway and Zimbabwe to the world's fabulous mountains from the Andes in South America, South Island New Zealand, Pakistan, Nepal, Tanzania and Cameroon, to name a bare few. The unbelievable national parks in every country on the planet, from Torres del Paine and Perito Moreno Glacieres in South America to Banff and Mexican volcanoes, the Picos de Europa in Spain, the Alps in Switzerland and France, and the antiquities worldwide: Machu Picchu in Peru, Petra in Jordan, Bagan in Myanmar, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and so many more. We spent 17 year RVing the world full time, seeing each and everyone of these sights plus hundreds more. Get out there and live life. The things you'll see and people your meet are incredible.
What do your fans mean to you?
I love to encourage world travel, which is why I love my fans, though I don't actually know of any.
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Where to find David Rich online


Books

The ISIS Affair
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,000. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The ISIS Affair is a black comedy featuring a few of the worlds’ over 4000 religions (number according to Wikipedia) as their infallibility collides in Syria. Two crotchety old curmudgeons, in the satirical tradition of Gulliver’s Travels, outwit ISIS and themselves at every turn, putting the fun back in fundamentalism.
RV the World
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,060. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Camping & RVing, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
The easiest, most comfortable, least expensive way to see the entire world is by RV, which the author and wife did through 170 countries and every continent except Antarctica. In RV the World, he explains exactly how they did it, what they saw, how much it costs to travel by RV, how to buy and sell an RV in a foreign country, how to stay healthy abroad, how to how to camp for free and much more.

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