Newton Richards was born in Yorkshire, England in 1958 and has lived there all of his life. A rural man he has never lost connection with the countryside around him. Having held a variety of careers from dental surgeon to window cleaner he has always had a passion for the arts. In Grammar school he fronted a rock band, in his thirties he took up painting claiming recognition on a local level at the South Yorkshire art exhibition and lately has renewed his love of writing. Beginning as a blog on WordPress his new novel Bridge is now live, the first part published, the second part in draft and the third part to be completed perhaps with the help of WordPress bloggers who are to be given the opportunity for input to the way the story ends. This unique approach to publishing marks him out as an individual in keeping with the times, not afraid to experiment and aware of social media as it is today.