Richard A Lester


Richard A. Lester (b 1978) is an American writer/filmmaker. He has written scripts, short stories, and one novel to date. He has also worked on several plays, and directed an independent film.

His literary influences include Carl Hiaasen, Christopher Moore, and Donald Ray Pollock. His other interests include history, science, and education.

He also runs a film review blog entitled A Reel Indication.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I find great joy in the process of the actual writing. I love stepping out of reality for a while, and exploring a different world. Even though my characters and events are grounded, they are removed from things in my daily life. I get to play somewhere else for a while.

I also love being able to share my writing with others. I have had amazing feedback from readers. Everyone has been so supportive. I like the sense of community that it brings.
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know that I would refer to my readers as "fans," per se. They are people who love to read, and happened to like my book. I think the world of them. It's so difficult to spend two years of your life writing, editing, and marketing a novel. A reader's comments make it all worth it. Even if they have criticisms, it means they care enough to think about the work.

I have been constantly astounded by the support I have gotten since releasing my first book. Readers have seemed very excited by it, and I appreciate that to no end.
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The Check Out
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The Check Out is a satirical thriller that will appeal to fans of Carl Hiaasen and Christopher Moore. It is the story of a $10,000 giveaway, and the employees who independently decide to heist the money on the same night. They each see the prize money as their only lifeline, and are determined to do everything n

Richard A Lester's tag cloud

crime    grocery    heist    money    revenge    satire    thriller