Although published to good reviews, the book didn’t yield much actual gold, and Richmond started a patchwork career of contract writing and other things. Most of his contract writing involved scripts for educational and training films, videos and interactive video applications. He also branched out into video producing and directing, and interactive information architecture design.
The other things included 4 years as a cabdriver, and 5 years as an arc welder and ironwork mechanic.
His second novel, “They Were Fire,” is seeking an agent. He is 577 pages into his third novel, “Through the Mountain,” about the drilling of the Hoosac Tunnel in western Massachusetts from 1848 to 1873.