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About Richard Kish

Richard Kish is Nottingham born and bred. His love of literature led to a BA in English from the University of Cambridge and his writing skills and creativity have led to communications jobs in theatre, local government and higher education.

Inspired by modern writers like Patrick Ness, Terry Pratchett, Phillip Pullman, Christopher Paolini, Garth Nix, and more historical writers like Chrétien de Troyes, Marie de France, F. Scott Fitzgerald, H.G. Wells and John Milton; Richard has always wanted to write.

He began his first novel at the age of 14 with the dream of getting it published by the time he was 25. That story would go on to become Richard’s debut novel, The Burning Ash.

Richard is currently working on his second novel with the working title A Place Where We Belong.

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Front Cover of The Burning Ash

The Burning Ash

April 2019

Paperback RRP: £7.99

eBook RRP: £1.99

“The only way to stop those we love fading from our lives once they are gone is to remember them; to never leave them behind.”

When an enigmatic young man appears out of thin air in the Kingdom of Ryushima, Princess Rosalina takes it upon herself to uncover the mystery of his arrival.

The young man, Hideki, brings with him stories of the afterlife and gets thrown into an adventure of love, friendship, and sacrifice.

A world of magic, dragons, and a crystalline tree await…

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Goals for 2022

Goals for 2022

Last year I found it so helpful to have my set of goals to give me things to focus on and work towards. While I didn’t manage to complete all of them, I did complete all bar one! So for 2022, I’m setting some new ones to keep that focus going.Finish and publish A...

Reflecting on 2021

Reflecting on 2021

2021 has been truly awful. I thought 2020 was bad. But 2021 has been the worst. The continuation of the pandemic and the state the world is in is just miserable. My mental health has gone through a full-on rollercoaster including the need to take some time off of work...

Press Start

Press Start

Back when I was at university, I submitted a piece of prose to a student anthology where the theme was something around interactivity. The piece didn't get in unfortunately, and looking back, that was probably the right decision as they undoubtedly received many far...

Current Goals Progress

  • A Place Where We Belong First Draft 37% 37%
  • Teach Milo 12 new tricks 25% 25%
  • Read 12 Books in 2022 100% 100%
  • Clear half of Film watchlist 100% 100%

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