Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt - authors

Non-fiction books by Richard Starks
and Miriam Murcutt

Lost in Tibet is a true story of high adventure, cultural conflict and political intrigue - set against the mystical background of pre-Chinese Tibet.
“An amazing story, and an entertaining and well-written book.” – National Geographic Adventure
“A superb recounting of a truly unique high adventure – could not put it down. Outstanding!” – RebeccasReads, giving the book its ‘best in history’ award.


Along the River that Flows Uphill – from the Orinoco to the Amazon is a travel book that weaves the story of the authors’ journey with math, science and reason to explore the risks that are inherent in all adventure travel.
“Five out of five stars. An unforgettably vivid travelogue.” – Midwest Book Review.
“It is creative non-fiction. It is literature, history, geography, adventure. And it is cracking good fun.” - January magazine, awarding the book its ‘best of 2009 non-fiction’.
A Room with a Pew gives an account of a journey the authors took through Spain, staying only in ancient monasteries.
"The authors' use of immersion journalism provides a unique insight into the inner sanctum of the monasteries..." - Kirkus Reviews.
"If you have any inclination to try an offbeat way of seeing Spain, this book will give you options." - Book Pleasures.
"A book that is great fun to read - unreligious, but not sacrilegious... an entertaining book that sheds a lot of light on an important element of Spain, and gives very practical information about the way you might go about sleeping with nuns." - A Traveler's Library.


Greenland for $1.99 is a short ebook - illustrated by more than twenty photographs - that gives an account of the authors' journey inside the Arctic Circle.
"I recommend this book to any armchair traveler, and I'll be reading the authors' other books too!” - Shannon, Goodreads reviewer.
"The authors’ sense of adventure and straight-forward writing style left me with a desire to pack my bags and make the trek to Greenland.” - Megan Barker Bowen, Amazon reviewer

Fiction - by Richard Starks
A fast-paced crime thriller about money and the two emotions - fear and greed - that so often surround it.
"This is a fast paced thriller with an ingenious plot." - Michael, Amazon reviewer.

Biographies

Richard Starks
Richard Starks is a former journalist, editor and publisher, and is now a full-time writer. He was born in England and raised there and in the United States and Scotland.

After graduating with a couple of science degrees, he emigrated to Canada to work first on a business magazine and then on The Financial Post newspaper, where he won an award for distinguished financial reporting.

He returned to the United Kingdom where, with Miriam Murcutt, he set up his own publishing company, producing an annual directory, an associated web site and a series of direct-mail marketing programs. After selling the business, he moved to the United States.

Richard Starks is the author of nine books, including three novels (a political thriller, a financial thriller, and a crime novel) also a non-fiction book on economics and the novelization of a horror movie-script by the film director, David Cronenberg. He has also written for television.

When not writing, he enjoys traveling, running, long-distance hiking in mountains, biking and reading.

Miriam Murcutt
Miriam Murcutt is a writer, editor and former marketing executive with extensive experience in the travel and the publishing industries.

Born in England, she graduated with a Master of Arts degree, majoring in English Literature and Sociology. She then worked as a writer and editor on consumer and business magazines in England and Canada, before switching into sales and marketing. She has won several marketing awards.

Miriam is a long-time student of Spanish, which was applicable when researching and interviewing on the ground in Spain for one or her latest books, A Room with a Pew, about staying in Spain's ancient monasteries.

When not sitting at a desk, writing, or reading, she likes to move around as much as possible - preferably outdoors. She has co-authored four books and works full-time as a writer.


Richard Starks and Miriam Murcutt are both members of the Authors' Guild. The four books they have written together are Lost in Tibet; Along the River that Flows Uphill - from the Orinoco to the Amazon; A Room with a Pew - sleeping our way through Spain's ancient monasteries; and Greenland for $1.99.