Richard Le Normand was born in Jersey Channel Islands in 1927 and was educated at Victoria College Jersey 1936–1944. Richard left college early, to avoid being ‘press-ganged’ into the construction of German fortifications—most of the ‘slave workers’ having been killed off by then and labour was needed to complete their fortifications in Alderney, a sister isle.
After the Islands were liberated in 1945, Richard became a farmer, later specialising in intensive flower and tomato growing under glass. Richard then established a plastics factory to develop and produce new inventions, mainly in the horticultural field.
In 1987, Richard decided to retire and settle in Australia. He soon realised that retirement was not for him and became involved in marketing hydroponics. After spending nine interesting years working in real estate, Richard moved to the Gold Coast where he developed and patented an attachment for small boats. Finally, to pay for all his past sins, Richard started to write and publish books and short stories.
Additionally, Richard has contributed three very different short stories about the random moments when we mortals lose control of time, to the anthology, A Leap in Time , a new literary work just published by the Carindale Writers Group. The anthology writers are all Queensland writers and the stories include fiction, non-fiction and poetry.