Richard Newsome’s debut novel, The Billionaire’s Curse has received rave reviews (‘ … an irresistibly fun-tastic tale that’s virtually guaranteed to keep youngsters reading, chuckling and desperately waiting for the next book in the series.’ – The Independent Weekly), and has been sold to publishers in the US, Canada, Germany, Poland, Italy, Spain and Turkey.
Richard’s family migrated to Australia from New Zealand when he was two-and-a-half and graciously agreed to take him along.
Richard grew up on Queensland’s Gold Coast, where he enjoyed his time at school and discovered the joy of the written word. He wrote his first book at the age of 12 as part of an English assignment.
Richard has had a number of careers in Australia and the US – journalist, economist, strategy-person, accused corporate spy.
Richard returned to Australia and moved to Sydney, where he did more serious career stuff with a media company. By then he was married and had started a family. In an attempt to bore his children to sleep at night, he started making up a story, which would eventually provide the basis for his Billionaire’s series of books.
Richard now lives in Brisbane with his wife and three children and is back into a ‘fun career’ and writing. His books are very reasonably priced and great fortune is said to come to those who buy multiple copies.