James Richard

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Retired university professor enjoying a second "career" writing books, creating music and video. Love living here in the desert of Utah, St George. Year-round golf and the clean, clear and dry air of the desert. Hope you will check out my blog and some of my music. Go to Bandcamp, i.e. jimbomedia.bandcamp.com and give a listen. Look for more books in my new series, Castle on the Hill.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
Been writing all my professional life. Began writing fiction about 18 months ago.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The Kindom of Zando and its magnificent Castle on the Hill is envied by King Bullato of the neighboring kingdom of Grottlyn. Plotting to take over this prosperous and happy kingdom he arranges to kill King Allandro. Princess Adriana is made the Queen and with her secret love, the handsome Duke Arden as her general, must quickly develop a plan to thwart the evil King Bullato’s intentions. The Army of Zando soon begins a long journey over the High Pass, across the Enchanted River and down to the Dunes. Beset by horrible creatures and incredible odds, the would be lovers must complete their heroic quest to save their beloved kingdom.
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Two Boys and a Dog
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,460. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2014 by James Richard. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The time was the summer of 1943, Billy was 12 and I was 10. We boys spent our summer fishing for trout and exploring. Billy’s dog Spot tagged along and enjoyed the chance to chase rabbits and follow wherever the smells might lead. One day we started home and Spot was nowhere to be found. Spot was lost! Two weeks passed, no Spot. Spot's story is one of courage and the will to come home.

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They Came By Sea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
THEY CAME BY SEA (Book Three of the Castle on the Hill Series), the story of Prince Elland and Princess Liceia after capture by ruthless King Ragar of the Ragons. Enslaved, the young royals meet Ragon royals and fall in love. An epic sea battle ensues. Finally the royal's love and marriage joins the two kingdoms together in peace.
Defending the Castle
Series: Castle on the Hill, Two. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,760. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Defending the Castle (Book Two of the Castle on the Hill Series) tells the story of Prince Alland and Princess Delice and their romantic, epic adventures. New, terrible creatures, evil sorcerers and magic all endanger the people of Zando. The evil King Vultro invades the Kingdom to attempt to take over and occupy the Castle on the Hill. Now the royals must defend the Castle on the Hill.
Defending Zando
Series: Castle on the Hill, One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,180. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
The Kindom of Zando and its magnificent Castle on the Hill is envied by King Bullato of Grottlyn. Plotting to take over this prosperous and happy kingdom he arranges to kill King Allandro. Princess Adriana is made the Queen and with her secret love, the handsome Duke Arden, as her general, must quickly develop a plan to thwart the evil King Bullato’s intentions. The quest to save Zando begins.

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