Richard Simms likes to talk. A lot. At some point, he realized that writing was just like talking… except without the annoyance of people interrupting him! Ironically, it was the long, tedious conversation of a train passenger named Audrey which inspired him to write the book Crimes Against Civility, in which he had the unmitigated gall to take the rest of society to task for things which got under his skin. (As it turned out, Simms was onto something, as the vast majority of reviewers said, in essence, “Get out of my head! I think that all the time!”
Based on the wild success of his first book — which sold dozens and dozens of copies to family members far and wide — Richard penned another book, this one a horror novel called Homesick. The novel soared to the top of the Amazon horror charts (on days when he gave it away for free).
While waiting for the rest of the world to discover and/or deride him, Richard spends his days as the executive editor of Soaps In Depth magazine. In that capacity, he has become something of an expert on topics ranging from doppelgangers to deaths, both real and faked. He also has so many Twitter accounts that it is rumored he is actually responsible for one-eighth of all tweets sent out into the universe. Were he being paid by the tweet, he would be a millionaire several times over.
Sadly, he is not.
Richard is semi-obsessed with Walt Disney World, and has recently become a big fan of cruising, reportedly saying of the latter, “It’s drinking, eating and gambling… show me the downside?”
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October 31 – Richard Simms offers his picks for the scariest television shows and movies.
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