Richard Armstrong has been a freelance advertising copywriter for more than forty years. His clients are among the most iconic names in direct marketing—including Boardroom, Rodale, Agora, Reader’s Digest, and Kiplinger’s.
In 2012, American Writers & Artists named him “Copywriter of the Year,” joining such previous winners as Bob Bly, Dan Kennedy, and Clayton Makepeace. Richard is the author of LEAVING THE NEST: The Complete Guide to Living on Your Own (Morrow, 1986); THE NEXT HURRAH: The Communications Revolution in American Politics (Morrow, 1988); and the world’s only novel about direct mail, GOD DOESN’T SHOOT CRAPS (Sourcebooks, 2006). Richard's articles have appeared in National Review, Washingtonian Magazine, Advertising Age, and many other publications. He lives with his wife Sharon and his dachshund “Stardust” in Washington, DC.
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God Doesn't Shoot Craps
by Richard Armstrong
Meet Danny Pellegrino, a junk-mail con man who has made a good living selling fake gambling systems to gullible people. But when he discovers that his latest "scam" actually works, he suddenly becomes the world's most wanted man as he races to build a fortune before someone discovers his secret. A comedy thriller in the manner of Carl Hiassen or Janet Evanovich.
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