About the Author
Richard Graham is the former editor of such print magazines as Triathlete, Roller Hockey, and InLine Hockey News, and he was an associate editor at Sports Afield. He currently owns a website called Inline Hockey Central, where he continues to write about the sport that captured the imagination of the public in the 1990s -- roller hockey. At Triathlete, Graham won a silver cup from the Miller Brewing Company for his story on the star-crossed triathlon star Lisa Laiti, whose horrific bicycle crashes are the stuff of legend in that sport. At Sports Afield, Graham and the SA staff were awarded the Western Publications Association’s Certificate of Excellence for the December 2003 issue of America’s oldest hunting and fishing magazine (now a big-game hunting magazine). As a freelance writer, Graham has written news and feature articles for the New York Times, Women’s Sports & Fitness, American Golf, Ford Times, Iron Horse, American Hockey, NARCh Player, Roller Hockey Today, Rehab Management, and more. As a photographer, Graham has shot award-winning images for Triathlete, City Sports, Self, the New York Times, Women’s Sports & Fitness, Ford Times, Competitor, Bicycle Guide, Roller Hockey and InLine Hockey News. Graham was also a weekly humor columnist for San Diego State's Daily Aztec in the early 1980s, and he intends to publish a compilation of those columns as his next book. Graham is currently editing the autobiography of Roller Hockey International founder Dennis Murphy, and in early March 2011, Graham was named an associate producer for an upcoming documentary on Murphy's life in sports. The documentary, which the producers hope to sell to ESPN or Fox Sports, will feature many big names from Murphy's countless leagues, including Julius Irving, Dick Sharman and team owner Pat Boone of the American Basketball Association; Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe and Wayne Gretzky of the World Hockey Association; and Ralph Backstrom, Larry King, Rob Laurie, Hugo Belanger and Christian Skoryna of Roller Hockey International.