Richard Dante

Biography

Following graduation in the 60s from UCLA with a major in Radio TV Production, I spent most of my life as a Writer-Producer-Director and often Talent on thousands of TV commercials and infomercials. I was also a TV personality and Host of California's Super LOTTO. My hobbies included painting, singing and acting. Most importantly I took to writing fiction. An enthusiastic editor published a collection of short stories and novelettes and one was reprinted last winter. It has since been also selected for a new magazine. Recently e-novels FOLLOW THE LEADER and a sci-fi novealla, PAX, along with THE ALTERNATIVE, "a tale of terror" were published on Smashwords. One charming fantasy novel OBERON'S GIFT is also on-line at FREE EBooks and Smashwords under my pen name Richard Dante. My given name is Richard Dante Hardaway. I am married and have two grown children and one grandchild.

Books

Oberon's Gift
Price: Free! Words: 58,950. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
For centuries the Good Fairies of Neverneverland have used their magic to push worthy humans to power and fame. Then, in 1982 they send their emissary, Oberon, to contact George Bertram Potter, a brilliant political science graduate student. What follows is a lighthearted romp though the halls of show business and politics.
The Alternative
Price: Free! Words: 46,290. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
In the not too distant future, the world is threatened with drought and starvation. Washington’s elite are invited to a mysterious gala at a giant old movie house. There, they become part of the entertainment, and meet the Primagnon, a more-than-human-being, who offers...The Alternative.
PAX
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,880. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Brilliant young scientist, Dr. Warren Peace, appalled by war and violence, sets out to bring peace to the world. His solution is a gas called PAX. With the support of the President, and despite opposition by Pentagon hawks, and death threats, he PAXifies the Middle East. In a tragic turn, Warren’s PAX guinea pig, former sociopath Roger Cooper takes over and eventually pacifies the world
Follow the Leader
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 69,920. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Despite the hazards of being gay in the 1960s, best friends Danny Armaugh and Rob Olsen become lovers. Gay marine Olsen, wounded in Vietnam, receives the Medal of Honor. Discovered at a UC Berkeley talent show, dynamic singersongwriter Armaugh comes out on TVs MEET THE PRESS. Millions of fans turn against him as the two join the gay rights movement and help pass the Consenting Adults Bill.