Richard Harrison is an Australian author who lives in Hastings on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.
He lived in England for ten years where he launched the iconic Australian franchise Jim's Mowing in the UK. His comical gardening misadventures (while operating his own franchise in Sevenoaks, Kent) became the subject of his first book - The Export Gardener.
After returning to Australia, he wrote and published -First Tuesday. Any price a winner...even murder! - a thriller, mystery set against the backdrop of the Melbourne Cup.
Richard is a cricket umpire, a regular racegoer and a passionate Collingwood supporter in the AFL.
What do your fans mean to you?
There is no greater compliment than hearing from someone who has enjoyed reading one of my books.
One reader told me she cried when reading the race description in 'First Tuesday.'
I have never felt so moved and proud.
What are you working on next?
I am writing a novel called 'The Ringer.'
It was inspired by a theory someone explained to me (that they swore was true) as to the real motivation behind the infamous Fine Cotton ring in.
Gardening was never this funny.
A clumsy Australian doesn’t know a weed from a wisteria, yet he travels to England and decides that the affluent commuter town of Sevenoaks in Kent is the ideal place to start a gardening business in the UK.
What could possibly go wrong?
This hilarious memoir has been described by readers as ‘laugh out loud funny’ and ‘a book you must pack if travelling.'