Minich, Richard A. 1949–

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Minich, Richard A. 1949–

PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1949, in Buffalo, NY; married Joan Wylie (an artist), May 11, 1974; children: Jackson Earle, Holly. Education: Syracuse University, 1971. Hobbies and other interests: Family, fishing, football.

ADDRESSES: Home—5 Canterbury Ln., East Aurora, NY 14052. Office—All Esox Publications, P.O. Box 493, East Aurora, NY 14052. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Writer.

MEMBER: Niagara Musky Association, Muskies Inc., Muskies Canada Inc.


The Accidental Musky, All Esox Publications (East Aurora, NY), 2004.

The Quest for Girthra: Epic, Heroic, Mythic, Mystic and Comic Methods for Catching the Great Musky, All Esox Publications (East Aurora, NY), 2005.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Cast or Troll, What Would Jesus Do?, devotions for the musky fisherman; Roswell's Big Fish, a children's book; Finn's Travels, Finn in the Factory, Finn in the Country, Finn's Inner Life, four books about Finnegan Mincher.

SIDELIGHTS: Richard A. Minich told CA: "I write because I need to do something before I die. I like to read Robertson Davies, Carl Jung, Hayak, Nietzsche, Orwell, Hemingway, Louis Lamour, the Epic of Gilgamesh, Thomas Sowell, Murray Rothbard, and Harry Middleton. I rise between 4:30 and 5:00 a.m. and write till 10:00 a.m. with a break for breakfast. I walk to compose and think it all out before a blitz of typing. I research and write nonfiction in a frenzied lather and rewrite four times. I finally took the advice, do what you love, the money will follow. Still waiting for the money. But I love the three R's: readin', ritin', and reeling in muskies."