Richard was an amazing person. I met him in an SCBWI La conference and we instantly became friends.
Besides being a great writer, he was the most entertaining speaker.
I remember laughing with him at the pool party. He loved the hamantaschen recipe in my in my Purim Goodies book, so when I got back from LA, I baked some for him.
Elegant, articulate and wonderful, he’ll be greatly missed.