Richard Weatherly: Photographer, Author, Poet

Today, instead of an interview, I am posting a gallery of Richard Weatherly’s beautiful photographs. Below that is a write-up on Richard Weatherly’s book, awards, and recognition.

Richard enjoys writing, photography, blogging, long walks, and poetry. He is retired and lives in North Richland Hills, Texas.

His professional career spanned several decades and included technical writing and copywriting. He also worked in media production and corporate photography.

Late November full moon shrouded in clouds


Mid-October crescent moon


Dragon fly among cattails on Walker’s Creek Pond


Honeybee on dandelion in my backyard


Equinox sunrise–calm waters over Walker’s Creek Lake


September sunset during the equinox


Dew kissed rose bud


An autumn bouquet


(Added Dec. 2016)

94% waxing moon overpowering surrounding clouds


©Richard Weatherly 2016, All Rights Reserved

Fire in the woods



2016: (left, top to bottom) winter solstice waning moon 45% full, winter solstice sunset, (right, top to bottom) Christmas Day sunset, Christmas Eve sky and sunset.

More photography can be viewed on Flickr—Rich Weatherly.

Books and Poetry

RichardWeatherlyIn addition to his stunning photography, Richard is the author of Closed Doors, A Trilogy, a novella and two short stories in e-book and paperback.

Closed Doors opens with a novella, Toxic Situations. A break-in at an Atlanta, Georgia laboratory results in the theft of avian flu virus capsules by organized crime figures and an investigation by the CDC.

CDC investigators pursue suspects on a trail from Atlanta to Sydney, Australia. Protagonists for the novella and short stories are named Craig. Craig Jr. is featured in Toxic Situations. A paper by Dr. J.J. Brown, who has specialized in viral oncology, was the primary source of inspiration for Toxic Situations.

Toxic Situations is followed by two short story prequels: “Family Secrets” and “Thrills at the Esplanade Cinema.” These short stories are set in north Texas.

Each story has ties to the Craig Wells family.

–from Richard’s Facebook Page/About

Richard’s work-in-progress, Boundless Honor, is a historical fiction novel set from the 1830s to 1870. The story features the Texas Revolution and the Trail of Tears.

A coming of age historical novel that starts in eastern Tennessee. The main character faces challenges during the Texas Revolution and is concerned about hostility against his Cherokee friends. The story continues into post Civil War reconstruction.–Richard, Facebook

Other works-in-progress include Closed Doors: Operation Pandemonium, sequel to Closed Doors, A Trilogy and poetry. Richard belongs to the Denton Poets’ Assembly, a chapter of the Poetry Society of Texas and the National Federation of State Poetry Societies.

  • More information and social media links for Richard can be found on The Independent Author Network.
  • Visit Richard’s WEBSITE to read his poems, short stories, blog, and about his book.

Awards and Recognition

  • Richard Weatherly’s blog has been honored with the Versatile Blogger Award and One Lovely Blogger Award
  • 2013 to Present: President, Denton Poets’ Assembly
  • November 2012: NaNoWriMo Winner

About Eva Blaskovic

I am a multi-genre author of literary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal, and writer of non-fiction articles on parenting, writing, education, health, and travel. My background encompasses both the sciences and the arts. I teach at a specialized clinic for learning disorders and mentor young authors. In addition to writing and teaching, my passions are weather, Indian food, gardening, and music. I have played eight musical instruments and spent many years immersed in taekwondo and karate. In my youth, I was an avid canoeist. I was born in Prague, Czech Republic, grew up in the Great Lakes region of Ontario, Canada, and moved to Alberta in 1988, where I raised four children.
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