Writing has been a life-long passion for Clontarf author and former journalist Richard Lancaster, who still continues to write well into his 80s.
In August 2022, Richard excitedly held a book launch at the Old Fire Station Gallery in Redcliffe to officially release his new titles - Not Quite a Dozen, and Love, Dugongs, and a Ship, which was well attended by his family, friends and book lovers from across the region.
In his own words on the pages, Richard shares his passion for life, history and marine animals in his short stories and poems.
About Richard Lancaster
Richard Lancaster is a passionate writer from Clontarf who released two new books packed with short stories and poems in 2022.
Richard’s latest works, titled Not Quite a Dozen, and Love, Dugongs, and a Ship, were released at a launch party held at the Old Fire Station Art Gallery on Saturday, August 6.
Richard was the first author ever to launch his books at the gallery, which he described as a “humbling” experience.
The book launch was a big success, with many people heading down to pick up Richard’s newest books, which shine a light on his life experiences and his love for local history and marine life.
This brings the number of books Richard has written to four.
For Richard, writing has been a lifelong passion, telling Moreton Daily “writing is one of the most important things in my life – closely behind my partner and my dogs”.
He hopes to pen more books in the future so he can continue to share his stories with his fans and the wider community.
Richard finds inspiration for his stories and poems from real-life events he has encountered in his 85 years, whether that be working as a journalist for several metropolitan publications, making his mockumentary films, or even working as a celebrity manager and representing some of Australia’s most well-known politicians, sport stars and media personalities.
Richard believes “everyone has a story, and if you listen carefully, you will get a lot of interesting facts and information, and that’s basically how my stories have evolved”.
To add some dramatic flair, Richard also likes to include a dramatic twist in his stories to shock his readers.
Richard is a well-known personality throughout the Moreton Bay Region, especially on the Redcliffe peninsula.
He has been known as the Culture Vulture for many years, writing columns on the local art scene.
Today, he still contributes to some smaller, independent news titles.
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