RICHARD DAVID KENNEDY is a novelist, poet, philosopher and littérateur. His works include the anthology, House Of December, originally published in 1972, and his novels: Simon, The Dunning Of Harley Nesbit, The Trip, The Encuentro and The Profit, which he regards as his "masterpiece." His volumes of verse include, Gems, Love & Similar States Of Insanity, Philippics, Samsson, Spills, Miscellany, and a new work in progress, The Antikythera (aesthetics, ethics, ideology, philosophy, religion, social commentary), that will be offered as a “coffee table” book he expects will be warmly received in the fall of 2016. He has also recently completed his sixth and first romance novel, Lucky And Lucy, which will be to be released in May of 2016. An honors graduate at UHD, where he received the prestigious Houston Psychological Association’s “Award For Excellence In Psychology” upon graduation, he currently resides in the San Angelo, Texas.