More About the Author
Richard Curtis Hauschild is a novelist and screenwriter currently living in Stockbridge, Wisconsin. He was born in Elmhurst, Illinois, grew up in Libertyville, Illinois, was educated in Lincoln, Nebraska (Nebraska Wesleyan University), and then later was thoroughly corrupted in Hollywood, California. Richard began his writing career as lyric writer for the late-great songwriter/guitarist Jim Krueger, having written words to numerous Krueger songs including the title track of Krueger's Sweet Salvation album. He also has had song credits with Dave Mason, DFK, and The Happy Schnapps Combo. After 19 years in L.A. film production he moved to Wisconsin where he found the solitude and inspiration to write six novels and numerous screenplays. The Ledge is Richard's first novel set in the Fond du Lac area and its sequel, Jersey Flats is now also available at Amazon. The final book in the Wisconsin trilogy, Holyland is now also completed along with a stand-alone novel, Hot Moon. A prequel to the Ledge Trilogy entitled, The Book of Roland is now also completed and available. A companion book, Things I Learned from Roland is now available and another Ledge related book, The Last Garage Sitter now has been released in summer 2014.
Personal note from Richard: My goal is to write books that move the reader emotionally. The Wisconsin novels are really love letters to my adopted home and the people I now call neighbors and friends. I have tried to blend this idea into a theme of writers, readers, and books and how the printed word not only entertains us, but befriends us, too. As for my screenplays...well they are out there. My years in the film biz gets me read, but success in that medium is a tough nut to crack. I am still trying, however. My idol, Jim Harrison said something about writing prose for art and scripts for money. Anyone who would care to read a screenplay or ten can contact me at email@example.com.