Richard began writing for children over twenty years ago, working for a publisher on non-fiction titles. Since going freelance in 2001, he has written mostly fiction - about pirates, potties, dragon-tamers and a whole host of other things. He has also created original stories to support a wide range of exciting licensed properties, including Doctor Who, Moomins, Wallace and Gromit, Transformers, MI High and The Incredibles. The stories he enjoys writing most of all are ones that rhyme. Richard lives in Leicestershire with his wife, who has a proper job.