Richard Eley is a Tidewater, Virginia native and an author of several fine sentences. He writes sci-fi, horror, fantasy, creative nonfiction/memoir, and instructional non-fiction. His work appears in Issues in Science and Technology magazine, an Owl Creek Press short-story anthology, a Third Flatiron short-story anthology, the Virginian-Pilot newspaper, and a forthcoming Fahrenheit Books sci-fi anthology. The PBS radio station WHRO featured him reading one of his short stories for a multipart broadcast on local writers. Richard has also won prizes in several writing contests for his sci-fi and creative non-fiction stories.
He presents craft seminars for The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk, VA; at Hampton Roads Writers annual writers conferences; and for HRW's Traveling Pen workshops.
In his spare time, he organizes the Tidewater Writers critique group, and he is a member of Hampton Roads Writers board of directors. Occasionally he finds a few minutes to work on his concurrent projects: a book on the craft of modern writing, a collection of short stories, and one or two sci-fi novels.