Richard Bellamy was born in Montreal and grew up in San Mateo, Calif. He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and spent three years in the Peace Corps, teaching English in a small desert town in Morocco. As a director, writer and constant reader, Bellamy has always loved the power of films and stage plays to entertain audiences and tell compelling stories. When he was young, he wrote a murder mystery and directed his brothers in a performance for his parents. Since then, he has always been engaged in writing a novel, screenplay or stage play. His self-published novels set in Morocco, Saharan Boy and Morocco in March, are available at www.authorhouse.com as well as through Amazon. At a private preparatory school on Cape Cod, Bellamy teaches English and directs middle- and high-school students in full-length plays as well as in short movies that he writes. He especially enjoys the energy and enthusiasm of young performers, who always bring a sense of humor and fun to rehearsals. He lives on the Cape with his wife, son and daughter, but every summer he heads out to California to camp and hike in his favorite places in the Sierra Nevada.