Richard Lowe Jr Media Page

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Short Biography

Richard Lowe is a professional ghostwriter and author. His passion is to help businesses and individuals write books that showcase their expertise, build credibility and tell their story. Richard has written and published 63 books on a variety of subjects (including 2 Kindle bestsellers), ghostwritten 28 books, and authored over a thousand articles for blogs and social media. Before his writing career, he was the Director of Computer Operations for Trader Joe’s Company, and before that the VP of Consulting for two computer firms. His works include Focus on LinkedIn (an Amazon bestseller), Cyberheist (for KnowBe4), and Digitize or Die (as Copy Editor).

Long Biography

The Childhood of Richard Lowe

Richard was an Air Force brat, born in a small community in Northern California, near where his father was stationed. His mother often spoke of the good times she had at the Nut Tree restaurant, eating dates and drinking soda pop. Eventually, the family found its way down to San Bernardino, a dusty city at the base of the San Bernardino Mountains in California. Richard’s father left the Air Force and became a graphics artist civil servant working out of Norton Air Force Base.

Richard has quite a few great memories of childhood in that dry, hot and dusty city. He sheltered from the heat in a tree house that his dad and he built together. Everything changed on a fateful day in 1967, when he was dragged into a library kicking and screaming by his mother. She had determined that Richard needed to experience a library – that it was time for him to become a reader. The screaming stopped as soon as a librarian gave him a cookie and took him on a tour of the whole building. Richard fell in love with the librarian and with books, and before long he checked out as many as a dozen a week. As he grew older, he read every book that he could get hold of.

In junior high school, Richard ran across a book carefully stored in a box that his grandmother had left with the family for safekeeping. That book was called Stranger in a Strange Land by an author named Robert Heinlein. He read that masterpiece in a weekend, and soon discovered other authors such as Isaac Asimov, Jack Vance, and John Campbell. After pouring through those books, Richard decided he was going to be an author when he grew up.

Life got in the way of Richard’s dreams, as sometimes happens. The family moved to Lake Arrowhead and his parents opened an art gallery in Blue Jay village. A few years later, they opened a larger store in Lake Arrowhead Village and sold arts and crafts.

For Richard, the pressure of high school college, a full-time job, and eventually marriage and family got in the way of his dream of becoming a writer.

In 2005, Richard’s wife passed away and he decided that grief was something that he wanted to get out of his quickly as possible. He became a photographer, and photographed every national park in the western United States. From there, he was introduced to some dancers, and became a very well-known performance photographer in Southern California. During those eight years, he photographed over a thousand women, did 1,200 performance shoots, and photographed over 300 Renaissance festivals, Civil War reenactments, and other similar events.

For 33 years, Richard worked in the technology field, first as a vice president of a computer consulting company, then as a senior designer, and finally settle down to a job at Trader Joe’s as their computer operations director. I worked at Trader Joe’s for 20 years, managing a team of eight people and varying numbers of consultants to keep their operations working well.

Computer Career and Family

Richard Lowe Jr is a bestselling author who has published 63 books, ghostwritten 20 books, and produced several hundred articles for blogs and publications. He is the owner and senior writer of The Writing King, which provides services such as ghostwriting, book coaching, WordPress implementation, blogging and copywriting. Richard is also a Senior LinkedIn Branding Specialist and has written over 150 LinkedIn profiles.

While in his second year in college, Richard took a computer class to fill out his schedule. Up until that point, his intention was to become a geologist – his other passion. The teacher, along with two partners, started a company called Software Techniques. Within a year, Richard was promoted to Vice President of Consulting  and he spent the next 33 years working with computers. Finally, he found a home at Trader Joe’s as the Director of Technical Services and Computer Operations. During his twenty-year tenure at that esteemed company, he virtualized all the corporate computer systems, managed the team responsible for operating  computer security and preparing for the possibility of disaster.

At the same time Richard accepted his position at Trader Joe’s, he married a beautiful Guatemalan lady named Claudia. They were married for a little over 12 years, until she passed away from lung disease. In grief, Richard took up photography and traveled the United States photographing nature, national parks, renaissance festivals and belly dance shows. Within 8 years he had taken almost one million photos and had made friends with over 1,200 dancers, festival participants and models. He is well known in the Renaissance Festival and Belly Dance communities, having photographed well over a thousand dance events and hundreds of festivals. For several years, he photographed the Tournament of Roses parade in Pasadena, California.

Bestselling Author Richard Lowe

After spending over 33 years in the computer and information technology industry, Richard decided it was time to take an early retirement to finally pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional writer and published author. He decided to move from California and too up residence in Florida. He quickly became employed by a ghostwriting company, wrote a few books, then left to form his own business.

Richard has written hundreds of articles for the web and blogs, and actively works as a professional ghostwriter. In that role, he has completed books on a wide variety of subjects including memoirs, business volumes, and novels. Because of his in-depth background in software management and computer security, Richard has ghostwritten a number of major books in those areas.

Additionally, Richard has published books of his own. His first two volumes, Safe Computing is Like Safe Sex and Real World Survival Tips and Survival Guide, respectively touch on the subjects of computer security and how to survive emergencies and disasters. Richard has also written and published a series of short eBooks on the aspects of freelance writing, including blogging and ghostwriting. His book, Focus on LinkedIn,became an Amazon bestseller.

Richard is currently working on a large number of short Kindle eBooks on a wide variety of subjects. Beginning in 2017, he will publish the first of a ten volume series of Science Fiction novels.

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Introductions for Speaking Engagements

Richard Lowe Jr is a bestselling author, professional writer and ghostwriter. He’s written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 12 books, and written hundreds of blog posts and articles.

Before becoming a writer, Richard was the Director of Computer Operations at Trader Joe’s, and was responsible for disaster planning, computer security, all computer applications and a large staff of consultants and in-house team members.

One of Richard’s life-long dreams was to become a professional writer, and in 2013 he left Trader Joe’s after working their for 20 years. Moving to Florida, he now resides in the lovely town of Clearwater, happy to be writing non-fiction and novels and helping others with their books..

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I am comfortable with the following formats

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Television

I am comfortable making television appearances.

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Guest Posts

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Sample Interview Questions for Richard Lowe

What advice do you have for someone who would like to become a published writer?

The first thing to do is to set aside time each day that is writing time. It doesn’t matter whether that’s an hour a day or six hours or whatever you’re comfortable with. Just make it clear to everyone around you, including your family, that’s the time you write.Make sure you have the phone, television, and any other distractions turned off or shut down. Then during that time, do your writing. If you get writers block, then either power through it or write something else for a while. Sometimes alternating between two or three different manuscripts is a way to conquer writer’s block.The whole point is you have to do it. You have to write. That’s the whole point of being a writer.As far as publishing goes, there are any number of alternatives. I decided to self-publish my first few books to help support my ghostwriting business, and because it’s a simpler route to take. I am working on several novels, and I expect to send those out on the more traditional publishing route. I need to find an agent who will shop them around the various publishers.

What is your writing routine?

I write for eight hours every day. I have a timer that is set for forty-five minutes. While that is counting down, I speak into dictation software. I typically write about two thousand words in that forty-five minute time.Once the timer goes off, I take a break. Typically I’ll do forty-five minutes of writing followed by a fifteen-minute break three times, then stopped for lunch. I’ll repeat that routine in the afternoon through dinner. Finally, I’ll do a couple more before going to bed.I use that fifteen-minute break between writing sessions to stretch, exercise, get a drink of water, or just stand outside and stare into space. The idea is to get away from the computer screen and do something different.

Did you like reading when you were a child?

I was a voracious reader as a child. My first science fiction book was Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein. That’s a tough read for a seven-year-old, and some of the concepts certainly are a bit adult in nature, but it gave me a new viewpoint on life that I’d never considered before. After that, I was hooked on science fiction and fantasy.One of my fondest memories was visiting the library and checking out half a dozen books as part of the reading program. Each book earned a sticker, and I always had a full page of stickers and then moved on to the next contest.

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Representation for Richard Lowe

Publicist for Richard Lowe

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Books

Click here for a list of the books I’ve written and published.

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Richard Lowe Jr

Richard Lowe Jr

Owner and Senior Writing at The Writing King
Richard is the Owner and Senior Writer for The Writing King, a bestselling author, and ghostwriter. He's written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 20+ books, as well as hundreds of blog articles.
Richard Lowe Jr

@richardlowejr

Professional Ghostwriter, author and writing coach
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