wordsmith and human being
A New Mexico-based writer, editor, publisher, media consultant, and photographer whose work is distributed via books, magazines, newspapers, newsletters, radio, and the Internet. His publishing website is Relham.com.
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be . . .The people cannot be safe without information. Where the press is free and every man [and woman] able to read, all is safe.
See the latest photos from Richard's ongoing surveys of New Mexico flora and fauna by scrolling through the Wildlife tab under the Images page. Recognizing his work in monioring backcountry wildlife camera traps, Richard was named Volunteer of the Year for 2014 by the Wildlife Land Trust of the Humane Society of the United States.
Recent Non-Fiction Book
The Jaguar's Shadow: Searching for a Mythic Cat, published by Yale University Press. Read reviews, a synopsis, and an excerpt of this 359-page non-fiction hardback at TheJaguarsShadow.com, or buy a copy, here. Learn about Richard's quest to see a jaguar in the wild, as he travels the backcountry between Arizona and South America.
Recent Fiction Book
How I Found the Best Sex Ever: A Sara Strong Mystery, published by Relham. Read a synopsis and reviews of this 251-page paperback on the Books page, or purchase a copy, here. The bawdy tale begins in Los Angeles, but soon shifts to America's desert Southwest and the jungles of Guatemala.
Recent Publishing Project
The Heart of Magic: The Merlin in Moab Trilogy (Book One), written by Caryl Say and published by Relham. Read reviews and a synopsis of this 380-page Arthurian fantasy paperback—or get your own copy—here. What might happen if the English sorcerer Merlin reappeared in Moab, Utah, in the 21st century, disguised as a regular guy but with all of his special powers intact? Read and discover.
Recent Journalism Project
Earth Notes: The Return of Bighorn Sheep, broadcast during April, 2015, as part of the ongoing Earth Notes public radio series. After dwindling to about 50 individuals, desert bighorn sheep numbers in New Mexico have soared to over 600 in a half-dozen mountain ranges. Find out how this happened here by reading the script for (or listening to) this two-minute radio story. Richard has contributed regularly to Earth Notes for over 14 years.
Get A GRIP is the quarterly 8-page newsletter of the Gila Resources Information Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving, nurturing, and protecting human communities and natural resources in southwestern New Mexico. Edited by Richard, read the Fall 2014 issue here.
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