Richard Smith started writing by mistake. He inadvertently wrote a script that got made into a movie (Lockup, with Sylvester Stallone) and has been trying to live it down ever since. Since moving to San Francisco, Richard works as a creative director for commercials, corporate events and museum experiences. It was while working on a major exhibit for the Denver Museum of Nature and Science that he came into contact with the world of Ice Age predators and got the inspiration for what would become Freezer Burn.
When two brothers find an old fridge in the woods that's a portal to the past, they hatch a get-rich scheme—leading safaris to the Ice Age. But things go wrong quickly. Their clients get eaten. Dangerous animals escape into modern day Maine. And a ruthless repairman from the manufacturer arrives, determined to destroy the fridge and anyone who knows anything about it.