Richard is a secondary school teacher, children's author, and nature lover with a fondness for hedgehogs. He is currently writing and promoting the Spikez series of novels, where roadkill and robotics become one. Spikez is the first in a series of three books about an unlikely group of animal cyborgs, who have all been constructed by the UK military. The story was road-tested by students from primary and secondary schools, and also given a nod by university academics in the field of artificial intelligence from across the country. The alpha version was printed in October 2012 and a revised version was formatted for Kindle in January 2013. Look out for upcoming novels Making Trakz and Spikez: Red Dragon in paperback and on kindle by the end of the year. Richard currently works as a Media teacher in London and lives with his wife and three children (plus two orphaned hedgehogs) in Welwyn, Hertfordshire.