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Richard Schiver

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in Frostburg, Maryland, The United States
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Richard is the author of five novels, two novellas, and a collection of short stories with much more on the way. His short work has appeared in a diverse range of publications from Dark Moon Digest to The Backbone Mountain Review. His most recent work includes All Roads Lead To Terror and The Reaping, books one and two in his post apocalyptic coming of age series, The Dreadland Chronicles.

Unlike other writers who knew they wanted to write the moment they became self aware, Richard’s path to taking up the pen followed a more leisurely route.

As a child he wanted to be a fighter pilot, later he thought it would be neat to be a rock star. Unfortunately, as an introvert, he was not suited for the stage. Once he gave up the guitar, much to the r
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Richard Schiver Never give up, and always remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. I've taken the long view on my writing career and see myself still writing and…moreNever give up, and always remember this is a marathon, not a sprint. I've taken the long view on my writing career and see myself still writing and putting my work out there thirty, forty years into the future. (less)
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“There are things so horrible that even the dark is afraid of them. Most people don't know this and this is just as well because the world could not really operate if everyone stayed in bed with the blankets over their head, which is what would happen if people knew what horrors lay a shadow's width away.”
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