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Richard Doetsch

Richard is a respected expert in the field of commercial and residential real estate, having served as the president, managing director, and owner of several large national real estate firms. He currently runs his own investment firm with offices in New York and Connecticut.

While many authors choose to write about thrills, Richard has lived his life experiencing them. He is a triathlete, expert skier, scuba diver, an erratic golfer, and an extreme sport enthusiast who has jumped off bridges, cliffs, and 200-foot cranes with rubber bands around his ankles, parachutes on his back and sometimes just enjoying the hundred-foot freefall into water with nothing to slow his descent.

Richard combines the adrenaline rush of his life with his imagination to bring out the best in his characters. He finds his inspiration in the love for his wife, Virginia, and how far he would go to protect her; it is what helps him fill his stories with heart and hope.

Like his main character, Michael St. Pierre, Richard does much of his work under cover of darkness where distractions are few and his creative juices flow best. A highly disciplined man, he does his writing from 9 pm until 12 am and rises everyday by 6 to work out and tackle his real estate business.

Richard is an accomplished musician, playing and composing for both the guitar and piano. He has scored the soundtracks for several independent short films and his music has been featured on MTV, VH1, and various television commercials.

He has been married for 20 years to his childhood sweetheart, Virginia. They are the parents of three children ranging in age from 7 to 19.

Richard's first novel, The Thieves of Heaven, was published in 2006 and has been purchased by 20th Century Fox. An international bestseller, The Thieves of Heaven is published in 28 languages and available in 33 countries. His second novel, The Thieves of Faith arrived in stores December 26th and is already garnering praise as a tour de force as it climbs the bestseller lists.

Genres: Thriller
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