Richard Mann


Although originally from Western New York, I’ve spent my adult life on the West Coast, from Alaska to California, and currently reside with my wife, Ellen, in Portland, Oregon. I’ve manufactured Brazilian agate wind chimes, managed high-tech IT development groups, and had my own startup company.

Currently, I’m publishing comic books as Floating Dock Comics (see My sci/fi series, The Words, was optioned by Luke Ryan, who created the East Los High TV series.

I’ve self-published a 2013 Clue Award winning mystery, Fire Trap, and I’m marketing and editing my way through four other mystery novels in both an adult and a YA series. I’ve published short mystery fiction in Woman’s World and I’ve also published Mystery and Romance comics myself as Floating Dock Comics.

I’ve written seven feature length screenplays, all of which have either been optioned or received quarter finalist recognition in the Nicholl, Scriptapalooza or Austin screenwriting competitions.

One short screenplay, Pumpkin, was actually filmed. It’s production, on which I was Script Supervisor, was itself filmed for Little People Big World for TLC.

Where to find Richard Mann online


Fire Trap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,890. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Randy Justice puts his life on the line when he touches the smoldering clues from a corporate fire. Randy, a single parent and an independent insurance investigator, runs Justice Investigations out of a Portland, Oregon, theater he inherited from his folks. The theater director, Jasper, and his business partner, Arnie, step in when Randy's called to the deadly fire in Silicon Valley.

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book    detective    mystery    romance    scientist    series    sleuth    startup    theater    thriller