Richard Ault has written fiction since his third-grade teacher, Mrs. Ferguson, praised a story of his. Writing, however, was not his career until he retired from many years as a private consultant on organizational change. Before that, he was in public education as a teacher, principal, and college professor.
He was principal author of a book on change, and has written and published two novels, an essay, a poem, and numerous articles, papers, and book chapters.
Until recently he lived in northern Michigan with Pennie, his loving wife of 50 + years. When she died last year, he moved to be near his son’s family in Pennsylvania, not far from another son in Manhattan.
That third-grade story was about the hardships of a pioneer family in a wagon train headed west. He still have the original copy of that story in his file cabinet and he is still writing stories about people taking life chances.
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