amazon.co.uk description - Richard was a primary school teacher and advisory teacher for literacy for over twenty years before becoming a freelance writer of children's books and books for schools. He is the author of many picture books and poetry anthologies for younger children, many of which have been adapted for the teaching of English overseas. He has written two best-selling collections of poetry for more than one voice, 'The Midnight Party' and 'Whisked Away', many short chapter books including 'Rachel's Mysterious Drawings', 'Setna's Journey' and 'Johnny's Blitz'. He is the author of the acclaimed 'Golden Armour' series of fantasy novels and two ghost novels for older children. He lives near Cambridge, writes poetry and teaches adult poetry writing classes.