Born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire in 1980, Richard graduated from the Open University in Milton Keynes and has worked within the building materials industry for over 21 years. His first crime novel; Killing Time was published in December 2020 with Troubador, after Richard was furloughed from work in March. It was his first venture into the world of writing after the premise for the book came during a flight from China, where he made notes for what became Killing Time.
His second novel; Last Man Standing is now in the publishing process and is expected to be available in early 2024.
Richard is married to his wife Nicola, and has 2 children; Alex & Dominic from a previous marriage. Richard also likes to keep fit, taking part in the Windsor Triathlon in 2019 for Macmillan, the London Marathon in 2020 and 2022, and a bike ride from Loughborough to the Eiffel Tower in Sept 2023 which covered over 400 miles.
Killing Time was published with Matador in December 2020. My second novel; Last Man Standing was completed in early 2023, has been heavily edited and is with Troubador to continue with the publishing process. The premise relates to a thirty year old miscarriage of justice which happened during the Troubles of 1990's Northern Ireland, with links to present day Leicester.