Richard Clark

Biography

Richard Clark has written seven middle grade chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has been on the Amazon and iBooks kids books best-seller lists for over two years with over 20,000 downloads.

Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. A graduate of UCLA and AFI, his credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other domestic and foreign networks. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written four TV movies for Showtime Networks, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Gemini Award (Canadian Emmy) and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award.

In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto, and he wrote Scratch & Sniff, an interactive book app for kids.

Richard lives in Toronto with his wife and their 10-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale.

Rich Murray, illustrator for My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has over 25 years’ experience in digital illustration, animation and game design under the monicker RichToons. His credits include animated videos for numerous clients, illustrations for over a dozen kids books available on the Energizer - The Power of Reading website, and he designed, illustrated and animated all elements of the Monkey Doo game app available for smart phones and tablets. He also illustrated the Scratch & Sniff interactive book app for kids, and he’s most recently become the official animator of the Humble & Fred Radio Show.

Where to find Richard Clark online


Books

HughTube
Price: Free! Words: 17,880. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Hugh Hollenbeck doesn’t get, well, pretty much everything. So he records his entire life, then makes a video blog for all to see. Unfortunately, Hugh’s cluelessness leads him to run for Student Council President. This gets him the attention of the very intimidating Molly MacLaine. Will Molly help Hugh survive his disastrous campaign, or will he crash and burn – and bring the school down with him?
A Dog of My Own
Price: Free! Words: 24,940. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
11-year-old Jonas Ridley loves dogs. Unfortunately, his mother won’t let him have one of his own. But one Christmas, Jonas gets the chance to RENT Rascal, the star of Jonas’s favorite movie, Canine Commando! Jonas and Rascal have a blast and really bond together. But when the movie studio has to take Rascal back, Jonas hatches a plan and becomes a real-life secret agent to rescue Rascal!
The F.L.U.B. Club: How the 'Future Fixer' Fixed My Future and Flubbed It Up Again
Price: Free! Words: 11,330. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Science & Technology, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
15-year-old Marty has a dream: He wants to become an internet billionaire. And when his latest killer app, the ‘Future Fixer’, actually shows him five seconds of his very near future, he knows his dream will come true! But that five seconds is just enough to get him into big trouble, and it soon puts him at the business end of the school bully’s fist! Will Marty’s killer app end up killing him?
Pandora's Lunch Box: Don't Open!
Price: Free! Words: 10,140. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
The difference between Pandora and your average 12-year-old girl is that Pandora knows exactly what she wants at all times. So when five magical genies pop out of an old rusty lunch box, Pandora knows her life is finally going to be perfect! …Or maybe not. When one of the genies blows up a mean girl’s head to the size of a basketball, Pandora has to figure out how to unwish her wish, and fast!
8th Grade Fugitive
Price: Free! Words: 9,270. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Sports & Recreation / Skateboarding, Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books
“Hey, it’s me, Brian. I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not just some skateboard freak. Sure, I wipe out a lot, but that’s why God invented band-aids, right?” Join Brian on his craziest day ever! Accused of a serious crime, he zips around his middle school, staying one step ahead of the cops. On the day of the Xtreme Dream Games, will Brian be able to catch the real culprit and clear his name?
The Lost Treasure of Loma Grande: From the Journals of Rudy McCafferty
Price: Free! Words: 23,760. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / Ancient Civilizations
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10-year-old Rudy McCafferty has a weird feeling about how the new Loma Grande Mall brings inanimate things to life. Halfway around the world, archeologist C.J. Drake is sure he’s finally found the location of an ancient golden idol. But all signs suggest it is now in a place in Southern California called Loma Grande. A place totally unprepared for the magical power soon to be unleashed upon it…
Unhinged
Price: Free! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Poetry, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
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"Can you imagine a world without doors?" This sweet little picture book imagines how nice life would be if we didn't put barriers between us. For little ones everywhere!
My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent: How Chip Became C.H.I.P. and Foiled the Freaky Fuzzy Invasion
Price: Free! Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Chapter Books, Fiction » Children’s books » Comics & Graphic Novels / Superheroes
10-year-old Nort McKrakken is a pint-sized computer genius. 14-year-old Chip Munson is his best friend - and loyal guinea pig. When their beloved town of Vortville is attacked by an army of brain-warping Freaky Fuzzy toys, Nort implants Chip with a microchip that instantly turns him into a real live secret agent! Will they be able to save the town... or will the microchip fritz out?!

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