Richard Robert Morrison was born and raised on the South Shore of Montreal. Growing up in Quebec during the 70’s was exciting to say the least. Rock Music was booming with The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabath.
Richard delved into the fantasy fiction worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Lord of The Rings”, Terry Brooks, “The Sword of Shannara”, and Stephen R Donaldson, “The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant”.
At eighteen years of age he moved away from Quebec, seeking adventure in Alberta. He went to work on the oil rigs. During his spare time living in the camps, he developed a passion for writing short stories.
He thoroughly enjoyed the eighties, and still does. Richard worked briefly in radio, writing, voicing, and selling commercials.
Home sickness drove him back to Montreal. He took creative writing courses at the University of McGill, writing several more short stories leaning towards the fantasy fiction genre.
In 1998, Richard, and his wife and baby daughter moved back to Calgary. He pursued a career in information technology achieving several industry standard certifications, often writing tutorials and technical papers.
He published an adult fantasy fiction short story in 2004, “A Penny for Your Thoughts”, for a book of collective works called “Tall Tales and Short Stories Vol II”.
At the request of his daughter, he began work on, “The Bonding”. The story took on a life of its own and bloomed into a fantasy fiction trilogy.
In the spring of 2011, Richard was accepted to attend the Highlights Foundation Whole Novel Workshop for Fantasy & Speculative Fiction. See here for details. http://www.highlightsfoundation.org/workshops/whole-novel-workshop-fantasy-2014/
With the amazing insight of his mentor, Anne Ursu, and feedback gained through the workshops from his co-writers and friends, Richard went on to complete his final revisions of, “The Bonding”, and then embarked on a worldbuilding mission by creating a website, and writing a series of adventurous stories that will serve as backstory to “The Bonding”.
Richard’s favorite hobbies are reading, writing, dancing, walking his dog Chase,enjoying blue ray movies through his home theater system, online computer gaming, and listening to music.