Dick Hammer is a first-year teacher in serious trouble. Dick feels passionately drawn to one of his Fifth Grade students. Danilee Kindle is bright, beautiful, willful and needy. “A potent mix.” The more time he spends with the abandoned girl, and the more intimate they become, the more scrutiny Dick feels from his colleagues, his principal, and his wife. When Dick drives Danilee away from the gates of Cherry Blossom Elementary, fleeing forces that threaten to harm the girl, and keep the two of them apart, he heads toward the border. Impelled by the best of intentions, Dick knows that he has crossed the line. He is on a journey from which he can never return.
Richard Diedrichs has always been fascinated by words. He reads voraciously and writes prolifically.
Richard has worked as a writer, editor and proofreader for magazines, newspapers,newsletters, book publishers, law firms, ad and PR agencies, research centers, non-profits, and for students, teachers, and friends. He has taught writing and led writinggroups.
Richard has written two novels, a short story collection, and a Children’s book.
Mewky, the Blue Slug,a Children's picture book, with illustrations by Matt MacFarland, is in production. It will be published soon.
Short stories are now available:
First Novel Available
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