Richard Heket is a published writer of novels of historic fiction, poetry and short fiction. He is also a competent artist in oil, acrylic, ceramics and freelance graphic design and illustration. Richard was raised in Los Angeles, California and educated at Brigham Young University on a writing scholarship. After a full career in manufacturing quality management, working in the U.S. and twenty-one other countries in North America, Western Europe and Asia, Richard is now fully devoted to writing novels, poetry, children’s illustrated stories and freelance web content. To relax, Richard enjoys illustration, gardening and cooking French, Italian and Chinese cuisine. These experiences provide fertile ground for his writing.