|Richard Armstrong is one of the nations leading freelance direct-mail copywriters. Specializing in circulation-promotion for magazines and newsletters, he has written direct-mail letters for such well-known publications as Smithsonian, Prevention, Mens Health, Kiplingers, The New Republic, The American Spectator and National Review.
Richard is a two-time winner of the Caples Awards the Oscar of direct mail -- and in 1982, the Caples committee also honored him with the Maxwell Sackheim Award for an outstanding achievement in direct marketing.
In a feature-length profile, Advertising Age called Richard one of the new breed of direct-mail copywriters whose style is offbeat, sometimes humorous, and always engaging. Crains Business Report dubbed him a direct marketing genius.
Richard has written extensively on the subjects of direct marketing, political fund raising, casino gambling, and the new electronic media. His articles have been published in National Review, Washingtonian, Advertising Age, and others.
His first book, LEAVING THE NEST, was published by William Morrow & Co., Inc. in 1986 and had five printings. His second book, THE NEXT HURRAH, was published by Morrow in 1988. It was praised by The Los Angeles Times as captivating and complete and by Kirkus Reviews as one of the best books on the ramifications of the electronic political process since Joe McGinnisss 'The Selling of a President. Psychology Today called it as readable as it is disquieting. GOD DOESNT SHOOT CRAPS is his first novel.
A 1974 graduate of Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota (Art History), he lives in Washington, DC with his wife Sharon and his dachshund, Stardust.
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LEAVING THE NEST
THE NEXT HURRAH
GOD DOESNT SHOOT CRAPS