WFA nominated short story writer and occasional novelist. No redeeming characteristics that I’m aware of.
Richard Parks published his first story in Amazing in 1981. He has published over fifty more in the years since. His three print collections to date are The Ogre’s Wife: Fairy Tales for Grownups (2002), Worshipping Small Gods (2007), and On the Banks of the River of Heaven, in 2010. Other books by Parks include the novella Hereafter and After (2007), The Heavenly Fox (2011), and a novel, The Long Look (2008). A second novel, To Break the Demon Gate, is due from PS Publishing in late 2013, and his fourth collection, Yamada Monogatari: Demon Hunter, was published in January by Prime Books. He's been a finalist for both the World Fantasy Award and the Mythopoeic Award for Adult Literature.
Richard Parks lives in Mississippi with his wife and a varying number of cats.