F.L. Richards was raised and educated in New York. He earned undergraduate, graduate and post graduate degrees from Queens College, Hunter College and Pace University respectively. During his twenty eight years as an educator, he taught English at the junior high school level then went on to become assistant principal and principal of an elementary school.
He is the father of two sons, one daughter and has been blessed with three granddaughters. His passions are writing and teaching. He has found a way to combine them by offering courses in creative expression to seniors in his home community.
Afterglow...Moving Beyond the Pain of Loss and Grief is a heartfelt, deeply emotional work in which F. L. Richards not only shares his personal experience of sadness but also describes the beauty of what was, the reality of what is, and the hope-filled possibilities of what might be. The pain of loss and grief is not as powerful as the gift of healing.
In this true story, F. L. Richards and Steve Brunner recount their experiences amid a group that consisted of hustlers, homeless and hopefuls of Puerto Rico. With candid description and vivid imagery, the authors share recollections of twelve men and women who touched them in ways they never thought possible and profoundly affected their perceptions about life.