about richard

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I was born in Ilkeston in Derbyshire and live in Sutton Coldfield in the West Midlands.

I work as a General Practitioner with a North Birmingham practice. I am 43 and married

with two children.

I am a Young adult sci-fi, historical fiction and historical fantasy writer. I also write book

and board game reviews and online articles on historical and gaming related topics. I own

my own small publishing house Mercia Books and I am part of a board game design house

Medusa Games.

A keen player of board games and other games I am one of the directors of UK Games Expo

(the UK's largest hobby games convention). I am a board game designer and my first Board Game 'The Great Fire on London 1666' was published by Medusa Games and Prime Games in October 2010.



Activities and Interests

I am a writer with a strong interest in historical settings as well as horror and fantasy.



Well I love to. Here are some of my favourite books:

Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
Sharpe Series (Bernard Cornwell and his other books) 
Eagle Series Simon Scarrow 
Disc world books - Terry Pratchett 
THe Emperor Series and the Genghis Khan Series- Conn Iggulden
Neverwhere Neil Gaiman




I am also a keen player of board games and other games and run UK Games Expo (the UK's largest mixed format Games convention). I am a game designer and currently I am developing a Board Game inspired by the Great Fire on London. This is due for publication October 2010.


For more on Great Fire: London 1666 (the board game): http://www.medusagames.co.uk
Find out more about UK Games Expo: http://www.UKGamesExpo.co.uk

You can email me on r.denning@btinternet.com

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