Location Research

Location Research

Invite Richard to entertain your group with stories of his native Cornwall and its mystique, history, adventurous people, and romantic landscape. Share the joy that inspired him to write The Miner & the Viscount as he discusses the travel and discovery involved in his research for the novel–and how he wove fact with fiction to create the saga’s unforgettable characters.

Contact Richard at to arrange a lecture in person or delivered from his library to your location.

See below for details.

Coming Appearances 2016

OLLI Lecture Series

CORNWALL: History, Mystery, Mansions, Mines & Modernity

Victory Parkway Campus, Lecture Hall
2220 Victory Parkway
Cincinnati, OH 45206

Tuesday, September 20, 11:00 am
Really Old Stuff

Tuesday, September 27, 11:00 am
World’s Biggest Real Estate Scam

Tuesday, October 4, 11:00 am
Steam and Spirit

Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 am
This Election is Rigged!

Tuesday, October 18, 11:00 am
Quakers and Porcelain

Tuesday, October 25, 11:00 am
Hard Rock Mining and America

Tuesday, November 1, 11:00 am

Tuesday, November 8, 11:00 am
Modern Cornwall and America

Book signing

Saturday, October 1

Clermont County, Ohio, Public Library, 9:30 am to 2:00 pm

Union Township Branch

4450 Glen Este-Withamsville Road                                                                 Cincinnati, OH 45245



Topics include:

  • Cornwall: History, Mystery, Mansions, Mines & Modernity
  • The Cornish Chronicle  
  • The Making of “The Miner & the Viscount”
  • Traveling the Unbeaten Path in Cornwall


“Richard, It was so wonderful for you to come to our book club. Everyone enjoyed hearing the ‘story behind the story’ and how personal the book is to your life. Thanks again and I will pass on the info right now to all the members. We will spread the word.”                                                                                                   Mary Beth

Recent appearances 

Saturday, January 2, 2016
Mark Perzel’s “Book Club”, WVXU FM radio
Cincinnati, OH

Friday, February 19, 2016
Cincinnati Psychiatric Institute
“The Life of Oliver Sacks”

Thursday, June 25, 2015
Wild Sage Community House
Boulder, CO

Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28, 2015
Historical Novel Society Conference
Hyatt Regency
Denver, CO 80237

Richard’s 2015 Author Tour in Cornwall

Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 11
Penzance Literary Festival

Tuesday, July 14
Radio interview with BBC

Wednesday, July 15
Book signing at Cornwall Studies Library

Friday, July 17
Book signing at Perranporth Library

Tuesday, July 21
Book signing at Waterstone’s Book Shop

Wednesday, July 22
Book signing at The Liskeard Book Shop

Thursday, July 23
Book signing at The Book Shelf

Friday, July 24
Book signing at Liskeard Library

Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26
Book signing at Boconnoc Steam Festival
Boconnoc, Lostwithiel

Saturday, July 25
Book signing at Trevina House
St. Neot

Sunday, July 26
Book signing at Boconnoc Steam Festival