Richard Krause

Biography

Mr. Krause lives in Southwest Florida, he is sixty-six years old, and he is a retired government worker, He has a degree in Network Engineering and Administration specializing in Computer Security, and has an extensive background in Environmental Sciences. He is married with two adult children and three furry four-legged children.
Mr. Krause has been writing books and short stories since way back in 1982. Mainstream publishing has overlooked his work and he has now decided to move on to self-publishing with Smashwords and Amazon. His first published work is "The Book On Evil, Wicked, Mean & Nasty / A Whimsical Guide to Payback and Revenge" Later works include "The Fine Art of Getting Even" available through SmashWords.com and Amazon.com and "The Ancient Wisdom of an Old Shadow Warrior" available in paperback and Kindle through Amazon.com and paperback through Barnes & Noble.com. His most recent work is "The Plucking of the Golden Years Goose" a study on the scams, frauds, and abuses perpetrated against the elderly and how to recognize them and guard against them.
He is currently working on a space opera trilogy, "The Far Star Trilogy" consisting of "The Perilous Star", "Trouble on Tyree", and "Destiny's Star". He expects to finish these books within the next six months to a year.
His hobbies other than writing and reading are, scale modeling, he builds and paints 54mm military miniatures, cutting and polishing semiprecious gemstones which he has found on his yearly mining vacations and then turning them into unique handcrafted jewelry pieces, he also does gunsmithing of vintage weapons.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
For many years my children and friends have said that I wrote the book on evil, wicked, mean and nasty due to my ability to devise unusual ways to payback or extract revenge on the individuals that have for what ever reason chosen to wrong me or mine. Most of the time the methods were just mental exercises on my part, without ever being enacted. Mainly due to the fact that I have a very healthy respect for Karma. I firmly believe that everything that you do, or say has the uncanny habit of returning to you. Be it good, bad, or indifferent. Many of my methods I learned during my years in government service. Others I developed while in the Military, and still other I just came up with while sitting around talking to my friends and associates.
Then one day a couple of years ago, after I had retired from government service a couple of my friends had come over to my home to visit with me. We were sitting out in my patio consuming a few drinks and some very tasty cigars from an unmentioned island nation when one of them asked me. " So Dutch, when are you going to write all these dirty little tricks of yours down?".
I guess that was the day I decided to write "The Book On Evil, Wicked, Mean, & Nasty / A Whimsical Guide To Payback & Revenge".
I had been writing stuff for years mostly Science Fiction and Fantasy, and sending my work out to the Main Stream Publisher, but they did not seem to be interested in my work. I decided that I would compose this work and then publish it myself. It took me about six months to put it all together. And format it the way I thought I wanted it, then about a month to develop the Cover using Daz3D and Paint Shop Pro.
I was going to upload it to DiggyPOD and have them print it for me, but the cost was prohibitive and I just could not justify it in my own mind due to being on a fix income.
Then a friend suggested that I do it as a E-Book. I started researching the market and discovered Amazon and Smashwords, a few more days of reformatting and then uploading and there you have it.
After twenty plus years I am a Published Author!
Who knew it could be so darn easy?
What motivated you to become an indie author?
As I said earlier, the complete disregard of the Main Stream Publishing companies, and my sheer Bullheadedness I suppose. I knew I had some good stuff in me and I wanted to share it with the rest of the world. Plus, I have to admit I am kind of hoping I will make a little money at it. As I mentioned before I am on a fixed income, and now with my age and my physical disabilities I am not able to hold down a physical job like I use to. I started up my own computer repair service and have made a bit with that but the market is very low here in my area of Southwest Florida. It seems that nobody wants to fix their computers any more, they just go out and buy a new one. We have become a throw away society! Sadly that effects people as well as appliances. I have discovered what the "Gray Ceiling" is, and it is not pretty!
Read more of this interview.

Where to buy in print


Books

How to find your way in the Internet Jungle / A Guidebook for Work-At-Homers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,940. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Internet / security
A definitive guide to the internet for Work-At-Homers.
The Fine Art of Getting Even
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,460. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anger management, Nonfiction » General reference » Curiosities & wonders
This book is a comical approach to getting even and achieving revenge, along with warnings of the results backlashes of such actions. As such it should be considered as a mental exercise rather than an instruction manual on creating havoc.
The Book on Evil, Wicked,Mean, & Nasty / A Whimsical Guide to Payback and Revenge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Anger management
Have you been mistreated by some dastardly cretin and not sure what to do to get back at them? Then this book is the answer you are looking for.The author has spent six and a half decades in developing the methods outlined within it's pages. Let him showing you how to extract your revenge and get payback and peace of mind.

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