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Paul Richards has lived an international life. Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo he spent most of his youth in central Africa and Belgium. A graduate of Moody Bible Institute he has made a career in film and video production and marketing. An artist all his life, “The 4th Kind” is his first novel. Richards weaves this story from real life cross-culture experiences and a rich imagination into an exciting adventure. The author and his wife live in Texas where he directs the communications for his company and fills his life’s mission as an abstract painter and photographer.

You are invited to take a look at The 4th Kind and give your reaction. It's primary target is a younger audience but differs from contemporary fantasy stories that are so popular among writers today.

If you think the book sounds like a memoir, you are right, but it is also an adventure into what teens thought and liked in 1965.

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The 4th Kind

Paul Richards

Only fifteen and kidnapped by a society of telepathic machines, Bud must run for his life. But where can he run? He's on a spaceship.

It was the summer of 1965, and Bud was freshly fifteen years old when he experienced a dreadful adventure few people have imagined. The instant he told my family and friends, he ran into a wall of disbelief. Today, a half century later, he still finds none who believe his close encounter of the fourth kind. Bud has lived his entire adult life with the memory of this incident. Did it change the direction or outcome of his life? Probably. He believes the time has come to tell my story to all who will read it. People have a right to know this goes on in our universe. This is the first time the account has been put into print and now readers can judge for themselves.

You can enjoy this story even if you do not believe this story is true; it can still be an enjoyable adventure. His adventure can be your adventure if it is only in your imagination and you don’t really believe that all this happened to him.


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Stan Mills wrote 12 days ago

Paul, thank you for your kind and thoughtful review of my 'Benson Tru....

Chris Bostic wrote 18 days ago

Hi Paul, I just wanted to say thank you for your support of Game C....

Sam Barclay wrote 18 days ago

Hi Paul, That was very kind of you to back 'Dax' as it's not a boo....

Pippa Whitethorn wrote 27 days ago

Hi Paul, Thanks for your comments and for backing Shuffle. I'm rea....

Sam Barclay wrote 30 days ago

Thank you for your kind words, Paul!

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I wrote 2 days ago

Hi Ruko, Thank you for reading again and for you encouraging comments. I do plan to self-publish this and will be making it available in epub. I am still doing the final edit...but is there ever a true "final" edit. Stay tuned. Paul view book

I wrote 15 days ago

YARG Review The Amazing Story of Benson Truelove Stan Mills Interesting concept. A boy or girl might at any time be checked by a real Witch to become a new Witch as a replacement. I wonder if that means there are a set number of witches in this world and each one replaces themselves as the pa... view book

I wrote 29 days ago

YARG review The Riddle The Stones and the Sorcerer John Bright I am not a grammar coach nor good at catching the errors and typos unless they are staring me in the face. Nothing worthy of my correcting you in that realm here since others have done a good job of that. I am glad to read a pr... view book

I wrote 29 days ago

YARG Review Shuffle Pippa Whitethorn Another book reading where I need more time because I need to read more than the first four chapters. Chapter one was marvelous. It was vivid and compelling and then...sad. I was pulling for her to be rescued even though I knew, as she did that she was n... view book

I wrote 30 days ago

Dax Sam Barclay I have just read the first chapter and realize I need to read more before I even begin to understand wth this story is all about or where it is going to take me. I'm not sure I want to go there. Terror genre is not a favorite of mine and I feel a lot of terror in the hopper of ... view book

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