Richard Cass is the author of Solo Act, the first novel in the Elder Darrow mystery series, which he pitched as "an alcoholic walks into a dive bar and decides to buy it." Solo Act will be released by Five Star Publishing in October of 2015. He's also published a book of short stories called Gleam of Bone.
Cass holds a graduate degree in writing from the University of New Hampshire, where he studied with Thomas Williams, Jr. and Joseph Monninger. He's also studied with Ernest Hebert, Ursula K. LeGuin, and Molly Gloss, none of whom should be held in any way responsible. He has been an Individual Artist's Fellow for the state of New Hampshire and a Fellow at the Fishtrap Writers' Conference in Oregon.
For many years, he worked as a technical writer until he discovered what a terrible employee he made, at which point he founded and operated a technical writing and consulting business focused on software.
He is planning his own book tour through the state once Solo Act is published and would love to hear from libraries, book stores, and anyone else interested in scheduling an appearance.