English-born author Richard Graham-Yooll grew up in
Pembroke, South Wales, a town shadowed by history. At age
seventeen he began his novel on the English civil war - an epic
which, now that he lives far from his source material, he has
yet to finish.
He was educated at Clifton College, Bristol, and Balliol
College, Oxford, where he took his MA in English. Joining
the international division of a major British insurance company,
and later Lloyds of London, he spent several years in both the
Far and Middle East, including Thailand, Philippines, Saudi
Arabia and Iran.
His time in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, advising local investors how
to form an insurance company taught him valuable lessons in
mutual incomprehension and misunderstanding, and provided useful
background for "A Foreign Policy."
After migrating to the USA, he started his own advertising business in Florida.
After spending a few years in the Boston area of Massachusetts, he
now lives in
Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Penny. He
has worked as a political campaign manager, co-edited a literary
magazine and given presentations on marketing and advertising
He has written articles on finance and energy and also short stories for magazines in the UK and US.
He has recently completed a new suspense novel and is working on his
third. His web site
www.crumbsfromheaven.com is one of
several representing his less serious characters -- or, as some
claim, his alter egos.