MEET MARK RICHARDS

Hi – and thanks for visiting the site. I’m Mark Richards, copywriter, ghost-writer and speechwriter. And – as of last summer – someone who walked 90 miles in 5 days with his youngest son. As you’ll see, I’ve now written a book about the walk. It’s the story of the challenges we faced, what we learned about ourselves and what we learned about each other. It’s also the story of how I came to walk a mile of the Pennine Way in my underpants…
The book is now available on the Kindle. And the early reviews are good:
A superb book, I really enjoyed the commentary and humour
Move over Bill Bryson, you have a successor
A book I’d recommend to anyone with even the remotest sense of humour
I hope you enjoy reading it – and feel free to come back to me with your comments…

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3 weeks ago

Mark Richards

A quick update on my writing plans for the next few months – long overdue and my apologies for that. By the end of April I’m aiming to release a book of all my columns/articles loosely connected with walking. This won’t be a follow-up to Pennine Way – that will come later in the year – but will simply be a book of short stories that are easy to read on your phone/tablet and give you five minutes mild amusement. It’ll sell for 99p on the Kindle and will only be available as an e-book.
Moving on from that I’m going to re-write and re-issue the ‘Best Dad’ books I have out at the moment, and follow the first two (due out by the end of May) with six more books in the series, looking back on 15 years of family life. There have been a few changes since I first started writing…
And some time this summer I’m aiming to do another walk with Alex. We’re not quite sure where yet, but it’s pencilled in for early June. So the book can be out for Christmas, obviously…
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5 months ago

Mark Richards

Just a quick update to say that the paperback of ‘Father, Son and the Pennine Way’ is now – at last – available on Amazon. A few hoops to jump through but we got there in the end. Needless to say I can’t post a link to the book or Amazon will send me to sit on the naughty step, so here’s a picture of Alex with a draft copy of the paperback – on the grounds that he’s a lot more photogenic than his Dad… ... See MoreSee Less

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