Richard Parry grew up on a steady diet of cartoons, observed around the edges of his parents’ watchful gaze. He started writing bad fiction at an early age, but has had 30 (…plus) years to think about the error of his ways.
He’s worked as an international consultant in one of the world’s top tech companies. Richard’s debut novel Night’s Favor and its sequels Night’s Fall and Night’s End have been shortlisted for the Sir Julius Vogel Award “Best Novel” category. He even managed to wrangle a shortlisting for “Best New Talent” from those guys. Richard’s first trilogy about the Night’s Champions are supernatural thrillers about an alcoholic bitten by a werewolf, who then saves the world through action scenes and clever dialogue. His standalone cyberpunk novel Upgrade is a gripping techno thriller set in a believable near-future world. His latest, Tyche’s Journey, is an action-paced space opera series where humans fight against evil mind-reading aliens.
Richard lives in Wellington with the love of his life, Rae. They have a dog, Rory, who chases birds. The birds, who have the power of flight, don’t seem to mind.