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Welcome to the website of Richard Foreman, writer of 'Wilful Misunderstandings'.  This site exists to promote the book and give a taste of some of the other creative works I've turned my hand to over the years.


If you'd like more information and an opportunity to buy the book click on the first button to the right of this box.  It will take you to a page with links to the publisher's website where signed copies can be ordered, and to my blog which commenced with a series of pieces about how the book was conceived and written.  Scroll down and you will find quotes from reviewers, other writers and readers of the book; links to videos of live readings of the stories; and finally transcripts of reviews that have so far appeared in print or online.


The 'news' link button will take you to updates on my activities - public appearances and ongoing projects.  The rest are pretty much self explanatory.

Stop Press: The 'Dodgy Reg' podcast is here!

The 'Dodgy Reg' stories are a project I've been working on for a number of years.  Short stories about my fictional encounters with a character who is a consummate conspiracy theorist.  Each is written to stand alone, but they are an unfolding sequence in which character development takes place on both sides of the dialogue.  Some of them have been broadcast on local radio, but for some while I was unsure how to present them as a whole until a friend suggested I ought to do a podcast.  They seemed like the perfect material to use.  So I've recorded nearly all of them, added theme music, intros & outros and the first one was published on Acast on 30-5-23.  The rest will appear weekly over the next three months.  And they are/will be also available here, with the merest press of the grey button just below this text box...


Any one who chances upon this site who is into comics may remember me as 'Dick Foreman', scripter of 'Black Orchid' for DC comics, along with occasional issues of 'Swamp Thing'.  But now I go by 'Richard'.  If you're interested, click on the link below to go to the first of a series of entries on my blog that tell the history of my career as a comics writer.




See 'News 2021' page for updates, including news of my new novel, contributions to Dorset podcasts, a recent re-print of my 'Swamp Thing' stories, links to new pieces written for International Times and to Molly Bloom (an online poetry magazine).  There's a bit about my participation in the Shaftesbury Fringe Festival at the end of August, and the Tears in the Fence poetry festival the following weekend, plus more on the Shaftesbury Tree Festival which is happening as I write this upadate.  A fresh story ('A Shedload of Angels') can be found on page 2 of my 'fiction' section, MP3 download-links to some of the recently podcast poems on the 'Wilful Misunderstandings' page (scroll down) and more to come soon.

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