Richard Robison moved to East Aurora, New York in 1984, and though he can now comfortably refer to himself as a Man from Somewhere, he still does not qualify for status as a local. He lives there with his wife Mary Jean, a psychotherapist, mother, and home decorator, not necessarily always in that order, where together they have restored their century-old home, as an act of love, for the work, family, and each other.
A retired English professor, he has been a life-long skier, competitor, and coach, a baseball player into his forties, and an avid bicyclist since childhood. He attended State University of New York colleges in Buffalo and Fredonia, with degrees in Humanities and English, and the State University at Albany’s doctoral program in creative writing. The Boy from Nowhere is his first full length book.