Richard Beeson graduated from the Lakeside School in Seattle (where the young Bill Gates and Paul Allen first encountered computers), before attending Columbia University and the Juilliard School of Music. After graduating from Juilliard he enjoyed a successful career as an orchestral musician at Lincoln Center in New York City, performing alongside Beverly Sills, Luciano Pavarotti, and Placido Domingo, among others. In 1987 Beverly Sills appointed him to the position of Orchestra Manager at the New York City Opera. In the year 2000, he left the performing arts so he could return to an earlier passion: writing fiction. Since then he has completed *Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer,* the thriller *Stonewall's Head,* and a play titled *Ball of Plutonium.* (*Seduction of a Wanton Dreamer* was a finalist in the Visionary Fiction category of the 2010 International Book Awards.) He lives in New York City with his wife, Elli Frye.