Richard Lee Byers

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Richard Lee Byers at Gen Con Indy 2008
Richard Lee Byers at Gen Con Indy 2008
BornRichard Lee Byers
(1950-09-21) September 21, 1950 (age 72)[citation needed]
Columbus, Ohio

Richard Lee Byers is an author of fantasy novels.


Richard Lee Byers holds a master's degree in Psychology.[1] A resident of the Tampa Bay area, he worked in an emergency psychiatric facility for over a decade, then left the mental health field to become a writer.[1] He has taught fiction writing at Hillsborough Community College.[2] He is also a fencing and poker enthusiast.[3] He is the author of over forty fantasy and horror novels, including many set in the Forgotten Realms universe.[3] His recent projects include the eBook superhero series The Impostor.[3]

Byers has also written for League Entertainment's comic book series Simon Vector, with illustrator Johnny Atomic.[4]


  • The Vampire's Apprentice (January 1992)[5]
  • Forbidden (February 2003)[6]

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  1. ^ a b "Richard Lee Byers". Archived from the original on February 24, 2009.
  2. ^ Bullard, Jim (November 13, 1992). "Marketing a monster Series", St. Petersburg Times, p. 18.
  3. ^ a b c "Guests: Richard Lee Byers", Odyssey Con 14 website
  4. ^ "Bio". Archived from the original on September 3, 2010.
  5. ^ (December 6, 1992). "Holiday Gift Books: Bloodsuckers", St. Petersburg Times, p. 5D.
  6. ^ D'Ammassa, Don (May 2003). "Forbidden / The Madness of Priests", Chronicle 25 (4): 47.
  7. ^ D'Ammassa, Don (September 2001). "The Shattered Mask", Science Fiction Chronicle 22 (9): 44.
  8. ^ Ewalt, David M. (August 20, 2012). "What's Next With Dungeons And Dragons?". Forbes. Retrieved August 26, 2012.

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