Richard Chase Mears was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1935. Following a lineage of sea captains and plantation owners, he was well schooled in Southern tradition. Tragedy in his early life sent him into seclusion where he sought refuge on the Chesapeake estuaries and particularly on the Patuxent River. Here he acquired a deep knowledge and love for the river, its wildlife and the woodlands. Sensing his pending academic doom, his father sent him to a private boys’ school taught by Jesuits in the classic tradition.

Richard’s restlessness and love of knowledge and adventure tore him from a traditional life in Baltimore. He joined the United States Air Force in Air Force Intelligence which took him around the world. When he settled after three years of experience and adventure he continued his education in writing and journalism at Pennsylvania State University after which he ventured into New York City and explored the fields of film production and agency advertising (J. Walter Thompson, 1961-1963 – a Mad Men experience where he met his wife) and went into investment management. In 1974, he became president of his own investment company in San Francisco and has since formed the company Tuxedo Blue Ltd. for film and novel production.

Richard’s adventures have evolved into exploring Africa and writing fiction: Ebb Of The River, Anubis Rex, St. Nick And The Space Nicks (his first children’s book), The Bard Club, Naga Basa, The Four Seasons Of Spring and a seventh coming novel series Chardonnay Red/Carlyle Blues.