Richard J. Schneider is a long-time Denver writer, winning numerous awards for his journalism, scriptwriting and media production. He reported and wrote for United Press International and the Rocky Mountain News and is a former Professional Journalism Fellow at Stanford University in energy affairs. He served as the initial public information officer for the Colorado Office of Energy Conservation before co-founding a Colorado firm that pioneered the development of interactive media systems for training, education, communication, and voting. That same long-running partnership provided creative services and communications consulting to many corporate and government clients.
Richard has written a bajillion words in the form of short stories, essays, newspaper columns, articles, brochures, scripts, white papers, training and education programs, and multi-media presentations. He is completing a second degree in political science (M.A.) at the University of Colorado at Denver. An avid sailor, bicyclist, fly fisher, and veggie gardener, Richard exercises his recessive nerd gene as an Extra Class Amateur Radio operator. A Chicagoland native, he has made Denver, Colorado, his home since 1969, as has his Mom, his four adult children, and three grand-children.
Over the years, Richard has studied and practiced the short story form. However, his participation in master writing classes with James Michener, Kurt Vonnegut and John Irving spurred his desire to write novels. An acute interest in mysteries and his background in journalism drew him to the mystery genre as a fiction writer. Who Killed Porkchop? began as an exercise in developing a longer fictional narrative with more complex character development than short stories allow. It grew into a fun mystery novella worthy of sharing with mystery fans. Richard has completed work on his debut novel, Water: A Vic Bengston Investigation, a murder mystery set in Colorado, and is completing on the second book in this exciting series, Vote: A Vic Bengston Investigation.
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