About the Author
Robert Riche has been a newspaper reporter, a United Press Staff Correspondent in New York, a free-lance correspondent out of Paris. He has been an organizer for the United Electrical Radio and Machine Workers Union. As a free-lance writer he has written travel and food feature articles for the N.Y. Times, Washington Post, Town & Country, Forbes FYI, Robb Report, Italian Food & Wine. He is the author of three novels, many plays, and several books of poetry. He is a recipient of a NEA grant, Connecticut Foundation for the Arts grant, Advanced Drama Research grant, winner of the Stanley Drama Award. His plays have been produced in many areas of the United States and at the Bristol Old Vic, England. He is a Norman Mailer Writers Colony scholar, Breadloaf Writers Conference scholar. Mr. Riche has been married to the painter Fran Riche for 49 years. His son is a sculptor working out of San Francisco. His daughter is a painter and illustrator whose work appears on the covers of this book. Mr. Riche holds to the view that all children are created equal, and should be given equal opportunities in life. He lives in Connecticut, and spends part of each summer in Provincetown, Mass.