Hello, I’m Richard Wall, author of the novel, Fat Man Blues, and some other stuff.

I’m also a freelance Technical Writer and Managing Director of Black Dog Technical Writing Ltd. For more information, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile, download my CV or send me an email.

Born in England in the 1960s, I grew up in a small market town in rural Herefordshire before joining the Royal Navy. After 22 years in the submarine service and having travelled extensively, I now live and write in rural Worcestershire.

My short stories so far:

  • Evel Knievel and The Fat Elvis Diner
  • Five Pairs of Shorts (a collection of ten short stories)
  • Hank Williams’ Cadillac
  • Beelzebub Jones Spaghetti-Western trilogy
  • Two Turtle Doves (Burdizzo Books anthology ‘12 Days of Christmas 2017‘)
  • Rain Dogs (Burdizzo Books anthology, ‘Mix Tapes‘)

My second novel, Near Death, will be unleashed around August 2020, thanks to the good people at Burning Chair Publishing.

My stories reflect my life-long fascination with the dark underbelly of American culture; be it tales of the Wild West,  or the simmering menace of the Deep South, or the poetry of Charles Bukowski, or the writing of Langston Hughes or Andrew Vachss, or the music of Charley Patton, Son House, Johnny Cash, or Tom Waits.

Hope you enjoy my website (I have an occasional blog, too). Please tell your friends…