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About Richard Gradner
Richard is an international mythical fiction author. He is also a marketing guru, martial arts enthusiast and yogi. His first love is his wife Adele and two sons Adam and Jason. He is deeply spiritual and enjoys the outdoors in his home town, Cape Town, South Africa. Why not Subscribe to his posts?
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The Voynich Manuscript is a roughly 250-page book written in an entirely unknown language/writing system. It’s been carbon-dated back to the 1400s and includes illustrations of plants that don’t resemble any known species. It’s named for the Polish book dealer who purchased it in 1912. It is believed to have been intended as a medical […]
On the first night of February 1959, nine ski-hikers died mysteriously in the mountains of what is now Russia. The night of the incident, the group had set up camp on a slope, enjoyed dinner, and prepared for sleep—but something went catastrophically wrong because the group never returned. On February 26, searchers found the hikers’ […]
Nine Months. That’s how long it took me to plan, research and write my latest novel, Servant of Memory. Right now, it’s in the editing stage and almost ready to go to print! #excitedmuch #givingbirth ???? “Bound by the shackles of time, Elijah Levy is in his 14th reincarnation, and on the brink of a […]
I woke up this morning, like any other morning, to the rising sun, but this time, it was the anniversary of my birth – the day I was born. I’ve always been honoured to have been born on this day and in this month. November symbolises the start of summer (where I live in the […]
Contrary to what most people believe, the blurb at the back of a book is not simply a summary of the story, it is an advert for the book itself. It needs to hook the reader into wanting to know more after every single sentence. To get this just right is probably one of the […]
The polar bear looked up from the bloody seal carcass, as the thundering sounds of an iceberg cleaving a large section off the ice sheet, rumbled across the tundra like a herd of stampeding bison. Shards of ice, the size of houses, crashed into the Arctic, pounding the near-freezing waters with explosive force, sending wave […]
Beady, black, unblinking orbs Reflecting shades of green and brown Grip softly swaying limbs up high Soprano cries, staccato lies; Grey obscuring blue begins Silent stifling wraiths above Darker now as colours fade Falling drops the ground accepts; Swaying left then to the right Revealing method in design Breath gives life to rooted trunks Rustling […]
“Senór, look.” Pablo pointed at an Amazonian pyramid that came into view. Julio raised his hand to shield his eyes from the shafts of sunlight that cut through the canopy of trees. The familiar sound of howler monkeys echoed in the distance and a flock of colourful macaws swooped overhead as Julio gradually made his […]
In my upcoming novel, Servant of Memory, I’m currently writing about the famous polymath, astronomer, physicist, philosopher and mathematician, Galileo Galilei, who gives a lecture in Florence about how to calculate the dimensions of hell in Dante’s 14th century epic poem Divine Comedy. The famous renaissance artist, Sandro Botticelli, painted a visual interpretation of Dante’s […]