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About Me

Hi there. I’m Richard. For the last few decades I’ve made a (sort of) living as a writer, speaker and educator. I talk and think and read and write most of the time.

I do have a life apart from the written word. Family, friends, exes – the usual. But work isn’t a chore. Mostly it’s stuff I would do even if I didn’t get paid. I’m not complaining.

What’s top of mind? Like I said on the Home Page, At The Speed Of Gus and Your Story Matters are available. Gus was noticed by IBBY and there’s a pretty good review of Your Story Matters in Kirkus.

And it’s official now. Autumn Bird and the Runaway is out in the USA.  They are calling it The Other Side Of Perfect, which sounds sort of cool but I don’t know what it means. At The Speed Of Gus will be out there later in the year. As far as I know, they’re sticking with the Canadian title. If they decide to change it, I’ll shrug and go along.

Oh, and Melanie Florence and I are at work on a non-sequel. Like Autumn Bird, this story features mis-matched kids who become unexpected allies in the course of a crazy few days. Camp FUNdament (very much a working title) is our take on a religious cult which – surprise! – turns out to be a bit weird. 

Finally, I’m working on a picture book and a novel with graphic content. And when I say working I mean I’m waiting for Kevin Sylvester to draw pictures so I can figure out where they fit.

That's it for now. Check my blog for updates. I post sort of regularly.

- Richard Scrimger (he/him/his) 

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