FROM READERS: Local author shares experience of writing first book

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 10:00 a.m. CST

Richard Houston was as a carpenter and roofer for 20 years while working his way through college. After earning a bachelor's degree in math he spent the next 25 years as a successful software engineer. He now devotes his time to raising his great-granddaughter and is currently working on the second novel in the Jacob Martin series.