Richard McMaster, Author
Stories of Life and Love

A Novel of War and Devotion Hollywood is great at making war seem so simple and straightforward, soldiers kill or are killed. And, it makes the watcher believe that people kill each other because they are told because it is kill or be killed, the enemy is hated or whatever. We are left with the image that all soldiers fire at each other in a desperate attempt to hit and kill each other. According to research cited in the book On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, by Dave Grossman, only 15-20 percent of the soldiers.


Richard McMasterThe attic is an emotional story about facing adversity and overcoming loss. When BYRON KELLY’s wife dies, he faces assault charges and a lawsuit, and flees to Chicago and assumes a new identity. He takes a low lever computer support job with an international investment banking company where he discovers the CEO of the company is embezzling over 26 million dollars.


Richard McMasterWhen we embrace our shadow we become whole Luke and Elizabeth were living the dream and Christmas was just twelve days away. Luke’s day started out so well, everyone was in the Christmas spirit, important decisions had been made and this Christmas was going to be special. That same day Luke loses his job and before they can talk she receives a call and rushes to be with her dying mother. Left alone, feeling deserted, Luke faces thoughts of murder, suicide and fears he is responsible for the hit and run death of a neighbor.


Richard McMasterA Story of Life and Love Forty-eight years is a long time and even a longer time to miss the woman you love. The Voyage of Life story is told as the Robert Cole Voyage of Life paintings are described by the woman he loves: Childhood, Youth, Manhood and Old Age. The paintings become a metaphor for Sean’s life–the verdant landscape and calm waters of childhood become turbulent in youth and then early in manhood the shores turn rocky when he believes his one true love left him for another man.


Forrest and Allie believed they found love in a previous life, and being born again was a game of hide and seek to find each other in plain sight, seeking their better halves, united and whole. When tragedy strikes, Forrest makes a pact to find her killer, raise their daughter and find peace by joining her in the ever after. A Love Divided By Time is one part The Notebook, one part suspenseful psychopath story, and one part Somewhere in Time.

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