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After thirty years as a corporate executive, Richard Lin recently retired when Covid-19 decisively taught him that there is much more to life than grappling with Zoom at 2 am. He now focuses on writing, philanthropy, and his family of one glamorous wife, three lively kids, and nine boisterous hamsters.

Richard is currently in the R&R phase for his coming-of-age, second-gen immigrant romcom, ARIZONA AWAKENING, the first in a series of four centered on themes of interracial relationships, immigrant intergenerational conflict, and cultural identity.

Richard recently completed HEARTS AND WINGS, a YA fantasy reimagining of the beloved Chinese folktale Butterfly Lovers, known as the Romeo & Juliet of the East. The dual-timeline narrative centers on a tragic love triangle spanning sixteen hundred years, mixing the sweeping historical scope of SHE WHO BECAME THE SUN with the contemporary rom-com action of THE EPIC CRUSH OF GENIE LO.

Richard’s stories have appeared in Sonora Review, The Dillydoun ReviewThe Write LaunchPotato Soup JournalPrometheus Dreaming, The Adelaide Literary Magazine, and other print and online literary journals. While he lived in Taipei, he wrote business and tech news columns along with Sunday morning lifestyle feature articles for The China Post, Taiwan’s most widely-circulated English-language daily. Richard has also starred in and directed community musical theater productions, including The Jungle Book, Smokey Joe’s Café, Pardon My Fish, and His Disciples (for which he wrote the book and lyrics).