Richard Spanswick


Richard Spanswick was born in London, but eventually left the soft south to live Up North. Studied law, gave that a miss, and instead settled on a career in video production. Richard also found time to play keyboards and complete tours as Musical Director of Blood Brothers and Sweeney Todd. Over the years Richard has produced documentaries on the Brontë sisters and Buddhism, and numerous corporate video programs. He has somehow ended up living in Oregon, with his wife, where he continues to write and play music.

Richard currently has four books self-published on Smashwords, each in a different genre. Cymbelina and The Cat with No Name is a book for children aged around 6-9; set in Britain, the story involves a cranky cat, a little magic, and a bewitching outcome for the Christmas family. The Father's Sins is a serious novel concerning a father and son whose relationship has a chance of deepening until a crime and its aftermath cause their lives to unravel. The Prisoner's Tale is wickedly funny, irreverent, and a little surreal. After making his escape, the prisoner roams a dystopian fantasy world, on the verge of making his dreams come true. Deepwater Landing is a murder mystery with disturbing psychological undertones.


Deepwater Landing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,930. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
When washed-up British rocker, Steven Fletcher, abandons his dying Pontiac just outside Deepwater Landing, Oregon, he stumbles into a backwoods nightmare from which he can’t seem to wake. Branded as a killer, how can Steven escape the clutches of corrupt law enforcement, clear his name, and fend off one lonely and ambitious woman in a pizza parlor, with a Winchester M70 and a lust for stardom?
The Prisoner's Tale
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 79,210. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Despising the corporeal communality, the prying of the psychiatrist and the cloying affections of the ugliest inmate in the Institution, the prisoner effects his escape. Irreverent, snide and amoral, the prisoner, throughout his fast-paced and Kafkaesque adventures, treats all with equal contempt.
The Father's Sins
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 97,110. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Malcolm Tennyson commits the perfect white-collar crime, but little does he realize that his own, estranged son will become both his unwitting accomplice and the catalyst for his ultimate demise. From the wintry suburbs of London to the vibrant cities of the Pacific Northwest, this is the story of man and boy running from an unfulfilled past to a calamitous future.
Cymbelina and the Cat With No Name
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,120. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Major Barker's dog, Sapper, is a problem. His endless barking is driving the whole neighborhood crazy. Next door, the Christmas's cat is determined to do something about it. But who will take a cat called Mouse seriously? The only one who can help Mouse become the local hero is Cymbelina, the bewitching, bad-tempered cat at the antique store. But Mouse soon learns that everything comes at a price.

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