Richard Chase Mears

Selected Works

Children's book
"St. Nick goes intergalactical... a hypothetical collaboration between Clement Clarke Moore, who wrote ‘The Night Before Christmas’, and the incomparable Dr. Suess."
--Berkshire Record, 11/26 – 12/2
Fiction
This is an American novel about five country children and a school-teacher who changes their lives and opens their minds through the writings of William Shakespeare. The story takes place during World War II (1944/1945) in the quaint fishing village of Solomons, Maryland. Teacher, Bessie McMath begins a log to record events of the town and of its people taken from the writings of her students through their interpretation of Shakespeare's works. The story ends when members of the Bard Club show their spunk and become national heroes due to a bizarre series of events that lead to the capture of a German submarine.
A thriller with all the characters you want to know and follow throughout this tale of suspense and intrigue. Well rounded like a fine wine.
Historic terror fiction novella
On February 19, 1945, five months before the atomic bombs were dropped on Japan an invasion took place off the Burma coast on the island of Ramree where a slaughter took place by allied troops against Japanese defenses. Operation Matador was reported by Vice-Admiral Sir Arthur J. Power, Commander-In-Chief , East Indies Station, and appeared in the London Gazzette on Friday, 23 April, 1948. The news of this event had been buried due to the ending of WII., but once discovered and researched, this news was recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the most people ever killed in a single action by an animal specie called Stinky Face, an event recorded as the greatest animal disaster ever. Naga Basa is a fictional adaptation of the human condition and of the horrors that surrounded the Ramree blood bath. This story reaches into the human psyche of death and introduces us to a new Mesozoic era, the Marasic Period of an evolved creature that people of the Malays call Naga Basa. (Dragon Fish) Sex, love, death and international intrigue round out this tale of an indestructible creature.
Fictional Memoir
"... does what a good novel should, create character, evoke time and place, and examine moral character -- what the Mississippi was to Huck Finn, the Patuxent in Maryland is to Ebb."
--The Los Angeles Times
PRESS AND MEDIA MENTIONS Dec 02, 2014 Shelves: fiction-favorites EBB OF THE RIVER is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn written for adults. The author's poetic descriptions of the Patuxent River's landscapes are like watercolors in words. Ebb's idealism and innocence are challenged by unexpected events. PRESS AND MEDIA MENTIONS Dec 02, 2014 Shelves: fiction-favorites EBB OF THE RIVER is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn written for adults. The author's poetic descriptions of the Patuxent River's landscapes are like watercolors in words. Ebb's idealism and innocence are challenged by unexpected events. PRESS AND MEDIA MENTIONS Dec 02, 2014 Shelves: fiction-favorites EBB OF THE RIVER is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn written for adults. The author's poetic descriptions of the Patuxent River's landscapes are like watercolors in words. Ebb's idealism and innocence are challenged by unexpected events. PRESS AND MEDIA MENTIONS Dec 02, 2014 Shelves: fiction-favorites EBB OF THE RIVER is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn written for adults. The author's poetic descriptions of the Patuxent River's landscapes are like watercolors in words. Ebb's idealism and innocence are challenged by unexpected events. PRESS AND MEDIA MENTIONS Dec 02, 2014 Shelves: fiction-favorites EBB OF THE RIVER is reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn written for adults. The author's poetic descriptions of the Patuxent River's landscapes are like watercolors in words. Ebb's idealism and innocence are challenged by unexpected events.

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