Richard Meehan, Jr

Biography

I love to write - always have. Some of my stories are completely true, while others are totally not. That's the way of non-fiction and fiction. As with all writers that keep plugging at the art, my work has been published here and there over a large number of years. I've authored opinion columns, short stories, s.f., children's poems, personal experience, Christian literature, and other speculative pieces. It's not the sale of my work that counts for me, although it's a great feeling when something does sell. Instead, I take great satisfaction from knowing that I have readers. Don't get me wrong, though. Money is good. If you find something here that you like, please purchase the download or make an offer as the case may be.

Smashwords Interview

What are your five favorite books, and why?
My five favorite books: Battlefield Earth, Magic Kingdom For Sale Sold!, The Hobbit, The Sword of Shannara, Watership Down. They all have something in common. The authors were able to place me in a fictional world and make me believe that it could be possible. It is difficult enough to live in the real world, and tough enough to write a fictional world, but to envelope someone for a brief length of time in an imaginary world of wonders and have them love it -- now that's writing my friends. I want to be that good!
How do you approach cover design?
As an artist deep down, I like to envision my main character at a pivotal moment, that moment when his or her life will be changed forever by the next step, the next decision. Once I have that figured, I draw the scene. I'm no "great shakes" at drawing, but I can get a minimal rendering on paper. From that point I scan it to my graphics software and "go to town" creating my own cover art. The process helps me cement my character's situation in my mind. Whenever I get stymied in the story, I glance back at my cover art, which resides on my desk as a constant mode of "mind transportation." It helps me get back to story basics in a heartbeat.
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Books

Cometary Tales
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,910. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
"If you like your science fiction with a side of clever, droll, understated humor, you're in luck. Whether it's a plague - can one big one be a plague? - of alien vermin bent on alien conquest, or an interesting new take on a certain legendary piper, or a fancy new contraption that bypasses the laws of physics, you can't go wrong with Meehan's smart, sassy Cometary Tales. I love it!" ~ K.G. McAbee
The Janitor's Closet: How to Get into the Janitorial Business and Stay There!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,720. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Small business and entrepreneurship
Are you thinking of getting into the business of janitorial work? Do you want to be a cleaning contractor? Have you wondered what the startup costs might be? A lot of folks believe they know how to clean stuff, especially those that have worked in the World of Clean - the janitorial and sanitation industry - for a day, or even a lifetime. Get this book to find out what it really takes!

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