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About the author

Richard is a 101st Airborne Division Vietnam veteran. After an education in mathematics, 17-years in manufacturing engineering, then 22-years as a software engineer, Richard embarked on a career in writing. He has written American Journeys, a series of historical fiction novels set in 1847 – 1880. Expertly researched the series details a family’s struggles during the Great Irish Famine, emigration from Ireland to Boston, and their journey across the United States. Abbey is introduced as a little girl in Volume One of American Journeys, a teen in Volume Two, and she becomes Dr. Abby Kaplan, a surgeon during the Civil War in Volume Three.

Being a lifelong learner, Richard loves pursuing the research for his historical fiction. It is frequently accomplished while RV traveling with his wife, Carolynn, to libraries, museums, and historical sites around the country. Having a career that is portable permits traveling to many spectacular areas of the United States. It also provides opportunities to visit our adult children, grandchildren, other relatives, and friends.