Presenting at schools and in the community:
From my experience, an "All School Read" has been most rewarding for students. This could be a required summer reading   program or one that happens during the school year. I would be available to speak to large school assemblies as well as   small classes of students. I am also able to give a presentation during the evening hours for a broader community audience.    If I present in conjunction with other neighboring schools, travel expenses can be shared and if books are purchased directly   from me, the speaking fee can be reduced.


Somerville High School, Somerville NJ
John Caroll School, Bel Aire MD
Norwich Free Academy, Norwich CT
Montgomery Bell Academy, Nashville TN
Fitch High School, Groton CT
Marietta High School, Marietta GA
George Dawson Middle School, Southlake TX
Madras High School, Madras OR
Bolton High School, Bolton CT

Future Teachers Conference, Green River C C,
Auburn, WA
CASE Conference, Portland, OR
Coast Guard Academy, New London CT

Book Festivals
Northwest Book Festival, Seattle, WA
The Texas Book Festival, Austin, TX
The Rocky Mt. Book Festival, Denver, CO


CBS Sunday Morning
Good Morning America
Discovery Health Channel


USA Today
Christian Science Monitor
Seattle P.I.
Publishers Weekly
Dallas Morning News
Library Journal
People Magazine  

Community Read Selections
Jefferson County Community Read, OR
Walla Walla Reads, WA
One Book, One Region, Eastern CT


Community Group(s)
Kiwanis Club, Marietta, GA
Rotary Club Edmonds, WA
Washington Library Media Association - Peninsula Region

JC Penney National Convention, Plano, TX


Hopelinks, Bellevue, WA
African American Read In, Dallas TX

Contact richard

"Your presentation was excellent and was thoroughly enjoyed by future teachers....Your wonderful story is truly an inspiration."
– Project Teach

 "Richard was easy going and well received by students as well as  adults. He was attentive to questions and gave cogent answers which were  well received." 

– Madras Community Read

 "Life is So Good" can be discussed across generations, across cultures and should appeal to a broad cross-section of groups in our community. 

– Madras Community Read