|Meet the Author|
|Richard F. West was born and raised in Brooklyn. He studied toward a Bachelor of Science degree in English literature at the Polytechnic
Institute of Brooklyn before moving to Plainfield New Jersey where he and his wife, Jeanette, raised their four children (Valerie, Cynthia, Diana and Richard).
Richard spent much of his working career as a Systems Analyst first with Time, Inc. then United Merchants & Manufacturers, and finally with The Swiss Bank Corporation in Manhattan.
In 1989 he and Jeanette moved to Bradenton Florida where he concentrated his efforts on his writing career, and teaching a writing course to beginning writers.
His first novel, Crystal Clear was published in 1981.