Other published writers say: To read these stories is to be drawn deep inside the psyches of people you already kw, or think you kw, into unsuspected realms of love, of longing or of pain. That bratty kid down the street, who won't do what he's told; a volunteer firefighter with a day off; a captain of industry ... [they] all harbor fears, illusions or dark obsessions that may, depending on your point of view, unsettle or comfort you. The author is a good man, with a healthy appreciation of his and other people's demons. This brilliant, beautifully crafted collection ... will be appreciated [by readers who relish] a good yarn. -- Carole Ashkinaze, Award winning Writer and Editor Richmond Shreve's delightful stories are about real people, t literary fantasies. Foibles and foolishness, sweetness and light--his characters are all the people we've kwn--and all the people we've been. --John Graham, author of Sit Down Young Stranger
Richmond Shreve is a retired business executive whose careers began in electronics and broadcasting in the 1960s. Over the years he has maintained a hobby interest in amateur radio, and the audio-visual arts while working in sales and marketing. For the last thirty years he was co-owner and CEO of the Middlebrook Crossroads business park (Edmar Corporation) in Bridgewater, NJ. He enjoys volunteer work in the Cape May, N.J. community, serving as chief engineer of WCFA the community radio station, working as a gaffer on the Cape May Film Festival technical crew, serving as a Lieutenant in the Cape May Point Volunteer Fire Company and Treasurer of its Firemen's Relief Association. As a computer power user, graphic artist, photographer, and website designer he has helped non profits build and maintain their web sites. He is a Vestry member of the Episcopal Church of the Advent and the President of its men's group. Shreve is a citizen journalist and Senior Editor at OpEdNews.com, a progressive news and opinion site on the internet. He edits the Cape May Point Taxpayer's Association Newsletter. In the summer months Shreve instructs sports car owners in high performance driving techniques at major tracks including N.J. Motorsports Park, Watkins Glen, and Summit Point. He is the author and publisher of the Instructor Candidate Manual used by BMWCCA and other car clubs to train on-track instructors. Richmond lives with his wife of 30 years, Marguerite Chandler, in Cape May Point, N.J.