Welcome to Richard D. Smith’s Website

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Hello past or new visitors:

We’re indeed living in challenging times, from economic stresses and persistent pandemics to political crises – and even war.

May we all rise to meet our challenges. And let’s be moved to help those whose challenges are dauntingly steep and immeasurably tragic. 

In addition to my books and newspaper/ magazine journalism, here you’ll find sections on my bluegrass music and theatre work.

I’ve been co-creating an original two-act Off-Off Broadway-style comedy/thriller entitled Tentacles! The H.P. Lovecraft Musical. 

Good news: An abbrievated “in concert” version of Tentacles! Act One will have its world premiere on August 19 or 20 in Providence, R.I., at the “NecronomiCon.” The “Con” (as in convention) is a four-day event celebrating the writings and influence of Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937), now lauded by authors as prominent as Stephen King and Joyce Carol Oates as a distinctive stylist and among the greatest masters of supernatural/sci-fi/strange tales.

Return for future updates as we mount the production … 

Thanks and best!