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Richard Clark has written twelve middle grade and chapter books, one of which, My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, was published worldwide by Wattpad Books in September, 2021.

Richard has worked extensively as a screenwriter and story editor, both in Toronto and Los Angeles. His credits include writing or story-editing over 150 produced TV scripts for shows broadcast on the Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, BBC, Netflix, CBC, CTV and many other networks around the world. He’s also developed shows for many production companies, written seven TV movies for Showtime Networks and Lifetime Network, optioned several feature screenplays in Los Angeles, and worked as a director and editor. In 2010 he was nominated for both a Canadian Screen Award and a Writers Guild of Canada Screenwriting Award, and in 2012 another WGC award.

In addition, Richard has taught screenwriting at Humber College and Sheridan College in Toronto.


Richard lives in Oakville, Ontario, with his wife and their 15-year-old twins… and he’s lived to tell the tale.

Rich Murray, illustrator for My Best Friend Is a Secret Agent, has over 30 years’ experience in digital illustration, animation and game design under the monicker RichToons ( His credits include animated videos for numerous clients, illustrations for over a dozen kids books available on the Energizer - The Power of Reading website, and he designed, illustrated and animated all elements of the Monkey Doo game app available for smart phones and tablets. He also illustrated the Scratch & Sniff interactive book app for kids, and he’s most recently become the official animator of the Humble & Fred Radio Show.

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