Richard welcomes comments and suggestions.



  • Dee

    Reply Reply May 20, 2012

    Great Book (Near Death). I could not put it down, very cinimatic writing. Someone should make a movie out of this. Let me know if they ever do!

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 20, 2012

      Thank you very much Dee! I appreciate the kind words. I would love it if someone wanted to make it into a movie. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks for stopping by.


  • Eileen

    Reply Reply May 12, 2015

    Frozen Past is an excellent read. Pace is fast. Killer ending. Everyone reading this: get this book now. You won’t be sorry if you like mystery thrillers.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 12, 2015

      Thank you Eileen! Glad you enjoyed it. You made my day.


  • Mo

    Reply Reply July 11, 2015

    Just finished Blank. OMG,wonderful! It’s been a long time since I’ve been so totally enthralled in a novel this much. Read some other books of yours. Totally loved Frozan Past too. Now I’m off to download Blank 2. Keep writing please!

  • Jeannie Brown

    Reply Reply August 9, 2015

    Frozen Past is one of the best stories I have ever read. Not a dull monent in the entire book. Its a must read! Thank you so much for adding some excitement to normal quite life. Lol.

  • Terry Kennedy

    Reply Reply August 11, 2015

    loved this book!!! Definitely want to read your other books!!! Love this genre… You did it quite well!!! THX!!!

  • Susan Eyring

    Reply Reply December 5, 2015

    Frozen Past was one of the best books I’ve read! It’s fast paced and every page is full of anticipation. Even though it creeped me out at some points, I couldn’t seem to put it down. I shared this book for my school’s annual Best Book Awards and it came 4th. I hope that this movie will become a movie someday, that’ll be wicked.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply December 5, 2015

      Susan, I’m glad you enjoyed the book and am humbled to be included in your school’s best book awards. Awesome! Thanks for sharing and I’d love for it to be made into a movie one day as well. Wouldn’t that be cool? Thanks again for sharing, it means the world to me.


  • Warren kinder

    Reply Reply January 3, 2016

    Just finished reading Frozen Past. Couldn’t put it down. Has to be the best book I have read. One of those stories where you can’t pre-empt any part of the plot. Action all through and covers a multitude of feelings. Brilliant, will be buying the rest.

  • Jane

    Reply Reply January 31, 2016


    Just finished reading father figure. I have really enjoyed your Jaxon Jennings books. It was great having Ray back too. Can’t wit until the next book is released.


  • Julie Burghy

    Reply Reply February 3, 2016

    Hi Richard!
    I just finished Blank: Apoclypse! Excellent read too!
    Will you continue this story of Blank? I want him to find Avril! They so belong together!
    Keep up the good writing! I so enjoy your books!

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Hi Julie,

      Thanks for reading the series and I’m excited you enjoyed them. And to answer your question: there will be more Blank. I’m currently working on a the next in the Jaxon Jennings series, but will return to Blank later this year.

  • Margaret Jones

    Reply Reply February 4, 2016

    I am now a fan!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have read all James Patterson & Lee Child. I am now reading Frozen Past ( which i got free) WOW. When i think ” yeah will put it down now, no way, you throw in a curve ball. ๐Ÿ™‚ Cannot wait to get and read all your books. Thank you, kind regards Margaret. Awesome reading.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply February 4, 2016

      Thank you Margaret! I’m a huge fan of both Mr. Patterson and Mr. Child. Awesome stuff they put out. I’m glad Frozen Past held your interest and I hope the others do as well. Thank you again!


  • Eileen

    Reply Reply February 5, 2016

    Just finished Blank. Wow! What a fantastic book. Loved it. Ready to start book 2. I did leave a review with Amazon. Found a few typos but nothing distracting. If you want a typo report on the next book just let me know.
    Eileen Rubart

  • Beth

    Reply Reply March 20, 2016

    I think you’ve already sent me 3 free books, or sent me an email pointing me to them. Thanks very much. My husband Chuck will share them with me == and if truth be told == he’ll probably get to read them before I do. He’s also better at getting a timely review out to you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wayne

    Reply Reply March 27, 2016

    Thanks for your free books, I was really surprised by the quality of your stories. Just finished Frozen Past and loved it. Now for Blank. Finally an author who gets it – great stories, great prices, great website and freebies too. I am happy to support you.

  • Lisa K.

    Reply Reply April 15, 2016

    Just finished Frozen Past. Awesome book! It was nice reading a book that truly kept my attention and kept me guessing til the end! Thank you! Look forward to reading the next one!

  • Lana

    Reply Reply May 3, 2016

    I really like your writing style. You leave the intimate details to my imagination. I recommended Frozen Past to all my friends and family! Now on to Cache 72! Thank you for sharing your gift with us.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 3, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it Lana. And thank you for pimping for me. ๐Ÿ™‚ That always helps to spread the word. Enjoy Cache 72. It’s one of my favs.


  • Olivia

    Reply Reply May 12, 2016

    Frozen Past was excellent and would make a great movie!! New fan here and I can’t wait to read your other work. Write On!!!

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 13, 2016

      Thank you Olivia. I’m glad you enjoyed it. And I’d love it to be made into a movie. Know any producers? Ha! One day…



    Reply Reply May 17, 2016

    Mr. Richard C Hale, I just finished reading my first book by you, ” Frozen Past.” What a gripping suspense thriller…. YOU are definitely on the very top of my reading list and I am a compulsive reader.

    Your writing and captivating story telling is beyond the best suspenseful and realistic I have ever enjoyed reading… YOU most certainly grab your reader at the first page and hold on tight.. Your writing is Raw, Realistic and Not for the faint of hesrt… BUT, for any true inspiring Suspense Thrill Reader, YOU are the BEST!!!

    I cannot say enough how much I was captivated into this book… Your characters are real, the horrific happenings are so sereal and one is actually holding their breath at times.. I can’t wait to start your next book… Thank you.


    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 18, 2016

      Awesome Linda! Thank you for the kind words and I’m glad you have enjoyed the book. Frozen Past has always been one of my favorites. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and let me know how the book made you feel. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Debrah Colley

    Reply Reply May 18, 2016

    Dear Mr. Hale,

    I am new to your books and have just finished Frozen Past and Cache 22. I thoroughly enjoyed these books and can’t wait to get started on another one. You are now one of my favorite authors. I like it when I feel like I’m right there with the characters and can’t put the book down. You fulfilled all my requirements to keep me coming back for more. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us.


    Debrah “Deb” Colley

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply May 18, 2016

      Great Debrah! I’m so glad you enjoyed the books. You’ll have to let me know what you think if you read any more. Thanks for dropping by and have a great week!


  • Vicki

    Reply Reply May 29, 2016

    Just finished “Frozen Past” and loved it. I am now a devoted fan.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply June 11, 2016

      Great Vicki! Thank you for the kind words. I’m glad you liked the book. Be well, Richard

  • Sarah Walczyk

    Reply Reply June 11, 2016

    Whenever I see a free book, I cringe and harbor low expectations. However, at the rate I consume books I simply can’t pass it up.

    When I started Frozen Past, I wasn’t expecting much. I wasn’t expecting to have a physiological response (heartbeat quickening, and so on) to this book, but I did. I was also very pleasantly surprised at the quality of the writing, complex character developement, and overall tone.

    Mr. Hale, you’ve gained a fan with your superb writing. I purchased more of your books, and eagerly await more. Well done sir.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply June 11, 2016

      Thank you very much Sarah for the kind words and I’m glad you enjoyed Frozen Past. Some question me giving it away for free, but I like to give folks a chance to “test drive” my writing to see if we’re a fit for each other. Let’s face it, I won’t please everyone and could never expect to, but I know that everybody has tastes that are unique to them and I love finding folks who share what my crazy mind enjoys. Thank you.

      I hope you enjoy the following books just as well. All my best, Richard

  • Sue Owadally

    Reply Reply June 22, 2016

    Brilliant! Just finished reading Frozen Past. Admit that in the beginning was not sure if I was going to enjoy it but for goodness sake I could not put the book down and the closer I got to the end the more I could not put it down. Thought I had the baddie but – no I did not!! Not until you told me! Got really involved with the characters and liked them immediately. twist at the end got me!! onwards to book two. Housework can wait!!

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply June 22, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it Sue. I hope I’m not getting you into trouble keeping you from work. Ha! Thanks for stopping by. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Karen Meakin

    Reply Reply July 14, 2016

    Have just read your three Jaxon Jennings books back to back..I absolutely loved them.. will he be back??? Going to read everything else you’ve written next .. ๐Ÿ–’๐Ÿ˜„

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply July 14, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed them Karen. And yes, there will be more Jaxon. As a matter of fact, the next one of his will be out before summer’s end and the next two books after that will be Jaxon books. So plenty of Mr. Jennings in the future ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Carol Drymon

    Reply Reply August 9, 2016

    I am new to your books and to Kindle. I just finished reading Frozen Past and I’m totally blown away. The book was fast paced and I couldn’t put it down. The ending was a shocker. I just signed up for your free starter books and look forward to reading Cache 22. If all your books are this fast paced and exciting I will have added a fourth to my favorite authors list. In the number one spot too.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply August 9, 2016

      Thank you Carol. Glad you enjoyed the book and I hope you find my other books entertaining as well. I know I have fun writing them. Thanks again for the kind words and I hope you have a great week!


  • Karthik

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    Hi Hale,

    Good day to you. Before I speak about you, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Karthik and I’m from India (Bangalore). I’m from that part of India where the emphasis given on English is less. Of course we love our mother tongue more than any other language. Since I was studied in regional language I’m not good at English and even today I’m poor in English. The only way I can learn English is through watching some hollywood movies. Lately I starting making out the plot but failed in understanding or to catch the conversations. But I don’t know how I learned it and can write this much.

    Well, that’s pretty much introduction for a dumbass like me. I recently installed kindle app in my phone and was searching for some free stuff. There I found “FROZEN PAST”. Looked at it and said ok let me download and keep it. Mr.Hale I did a mistake. I opened the book and I couldn’t control myself to put it down. It just blew me away. (Sorry if my english sucks, I told you before!!). I read hardly 2-3 books in my regional language and 2 english books by Chetan Bagat. But you are my first foreign author I loved to be a fan for your writing. Your Frozen Past fabric is well weaved with right kind of threads. It took 3 days to complete the book. But till today the characters are popping out in my head. I can imagine how Virginia or The Woods might look. The Epilogue is just awesome. I was able to catch hold of Patrick in the half way but your style of writing gave me no chance on him. Wow, I can’t just believe my self writing my first review on the first book I read. It will remain as one of the best book in my memory and let me tell you till I die I will spread this word to everyone. I”m your fan Mr. Hale. A big salute to you. I always wanted to be a writer. You provoked me with your book. I admire you. What else I can say about you. You made every character and the scene lively and made us feel its happening write out there and we are part of it. What a feel. I can’t stop myself stop typing but I have to. Otherwise this comment will become blog. If I can get your mail id I can write pages to you. Hope you will provide with one. I appreciate if you do so. Mr.Hale a big fan charged up to go through your rest of the books. (Pls don’t laugh at me if I have wrote anything grammatically wrong. Just I wanted to express my happiness towards you).

  • Dennis Hatton

    Reply Reply August 14, 2016

    Ihpread Frozen past and now on 72 hour they were a great read.Hope To read a lot more keep up the good work I read a lot of Jack Reacher And jaxon is right up there With a lot of action

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply August 15, 2016

      Thank you Dennis. Glad you are enjoying the books. I’m a huge Reacher fan myself and being mentioned in the same company is quite an honor. You made my day. Have a great week!


  • Sim

    Reply Reply August 29, 2016

    Hi Richard
    I would like to say thank you for the free books,not Many authors give away free books and let’s face it we all love things that are free!
    I have contacted you before to say thank you so much for pointing me in the direction of blank,i was gripped from the very first page of book one til the last page of book 3,i could not put them down until I got to the end,I’m so excited to see what happens next in blanks life.
    You are totally correct by saying the pages turn themselves!
    I need your help though please.
    Can you point me in the correct reading order for your Jaxon Jennings series please? I started reading Cache 72 but have a feeling I’m reading the wrong book first? I’m having no joy with finding this out.
    I have put it to one side just for now!
    Only because James Patterson has just released his new book Never Never. I am a massive fan of his and have every book he has written!
    Also I’m hoping by the time I’ve finished it (which will be by the end of the day) you would have gotten back to me to point me in the right direction for me to continue working my way thruough your books!
    I would also like to take this opportunity to say I have become a fan of your work and want to say thank you for sharing your thoughts,ideas and imagination and can’t wait to read the rest of your books listed below on my kindle. Thank you so much and look forward to hearing for om yoiu very soon

  • Ben

    Reply Reply September 7, 2016

    PLEASE MAKE A FOURTH BOOK IN THE JAXON JENNINGS FROZEN PAST SERIES! I love that series so much and hope that there will be a fourth book!

  • Melissa Sulsberger

    Reply Reply October 20, 2016

    Just read Frozen Past. I thought it was pretty darn good. I read it today and barely put it down. Thanks for the free book Cache 72, I hope it’s just as good. Thanks for a good day with a great book. You have a new fan!

  • Jason

    Reply Reply October 25, 2016

    Just finished reading frozen past. Great pace and character development. I really enjoyed reading it, this was the first novel I have read of yours, but it will certainly not be the last. Thank you for what you do, you are a fine writer.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply October 25, 2016

      Thank you Jason. Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know.

  • Sheri Reed

    Reply Reply October 26, 2016

    Just finished reading Blank, and I am sooo disappointed!Not in the book, or the story, in that I have ended it. What a great story!Your works are compelling, fascinating,and such a terrific read. I have passed your name along to ALL of my friends who are readers, as your writing rivals Kellerman, and in the case of Blank, Stephen King. I really appreciate the free starter set, and promise I will repay you by buying many other of your works. Can’t wait to see where Linc winds up. Thank you very much

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply October 26, 2016

      Glad you enjoyed it Sheri and thank you! What an awesome compliment to be mentioned in the same sentence and two of my fav authors. Wow! I hope you enjoy the next two books in the series, Blank: Threads and Blank: Apocalypse. I had fun writing them. And more Linc will be coming out next year. Thanks again for stopping by. Rich

  • popeyesr

    Reply Reply November 4, 2016

    Reading “Frozen in Ice” came across Jimmy Howard’s name; quite a shock. Real people usually don’t appear in fiction. I knew him and a few of his cohorts some 60 years ago at 1st MarDiv CampPendleton.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply November 8, 2016

      Yes, sometimes in fiction real historic figures are found. And Jimmy Howard, though not known by the masses, is a huge figure in history in my eyes. As a CMH awardee with a ship named after him, he has a definite place in our history. Email my at richard at richardchaleauthor dot com Popeyesr and I’ll let you know why I put him in there. My father has a connection to the battle where he was awarded the CMH.

  • JoAnn

    Reply Reply November 18, 2016

    Thank you sooooo much for the free books. I finished Cache 72 and purchased Sins of the Daughter. I could hardly wait to find out how the two young women were involved and if they working together. A real suspense thriller. Hard to put down. I will purchase more your work. Keep it up and I love your characters.

  • Marti

    Reply Reply December 6, 2016

    I just finished Sins Of The Daughters and I thought it. Was great! I like the way you write because it keeps things in line. The best series you have written was the Blank series! I loved it! I am getting to like the Jaxson series! Look forward to more!

  • Alan Uden

    Reply Reply December 20, 2016

    What a very generous idea you have had!

    In response, We all wish you & Yours a Very merry Xmas & a Happy & a very Safe & comfortable New Year.

    good luck with the writing for 2017.

    Cheers Alan

  • Debra K Carroll

    Reply Reply December 23, 2016

    I wanted to thank you for your generosity of starting me with my own Richard C Hale library. It means a lot to see someone writing for the pleasure of the storytelling and the characters. I have since purchased everything I could by you. I read the first three of the Jaxon Jennings series and purchased the fourth but can’t start until I finish the Jake Townsend series. I loved the blank series and read them like eating candy. Your love of the characters and of life is very impressive. You must be a romantic at heart:) Your knowledge of friendships between the children as well as the adults is very insightful. I now have an author that is like a friend and neighbor. Sooo, I would compare you to Stephen King except fresher. Thank you again for making my reading enjoyable and exciting.

  • Scott

    Reply Reply January 11, 2017

    I just finished reading the third book in Jaxon Jennings series. I was never much of a reader, not even in school, but these books kept me enthralled. I can actually see the characters in my mind when reading them and as another reader stated about your other seroes, these would definitely be a series of movies i would pay to see. You have made a new reader out of me. I am starting book four and I can’t wait until book 5 comes out. Please keep these page turners coming.

  • Camellia

    Reply Reply January 23, 2017

    I loved Frozen Past a lot; it is interesting from front to end, but I can’t help but wish to know what happened to Ellie and Luke. The main reason being that going into the story, they are the first characters I met and felt for. It would be interesting if they reemerged as villains or sidekicks. Can’t wait for the future books.

  • Gary Hays

    Reply Reply January 31, 2017

    I’ve read every single Jaxon Jenning novel and cannot wait on the next one. Great stuff!

  • Christine

    Reply Reply February 23, 2017

    Hi Richard,

    Just wanted to say that I have read all the Jacob Jennings books and the Blank series and absolutely love your style of writing. The blurring of the lines between the different series to create a whole is something I really enjoy, backtracking through my mind to the references.

    With Lincoln the first book, Blank was my favourite. I believed in him and the writing wholeheartedly. When the story went dimensional shall we say, I thought fondly of the young Linc but held on for the ride and was glad I did.

    Just about to start the Jake Townsend books and looking forward to more of the same. Although at the rate I am reading I am going to run out of your books soon!

    I live in Sydney Australia but feel like I know Jacksonville and Orange Park now.

    Thanks for the excellent writing.


    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply February 23, 2017

      Thank you Christine! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books and I hope Jake keeps you entertained as well. Some of the “experts” say you should always set your books in places that are well known. Of course, for the most part I ignore them, and love the fact the folks get to see a glimpse of my home town. It’s fun.

      Thanks for stopping by and for the kind words. Be well, Richard

  • Vera

    Reply Reply March 9, 2017

    I enjoyed Cache 72 so much that I have actually read it twice. Am looking forward to another good read.

  • Willie Burns

    Reply Reply March 31, 2017

    Hello Richard , this is just a short note to let you know how much I enjoy reading your books , I read the Blank Trilogy around November time and couldn’t put them down , I have just read the first three Jaxon Jennings thrillers in less than a week , absolutely brilliant ! you just have to know whats on the next page ! Many Thanks , Willie in Scotland.

    • R. Hale

      Reply Reply March 31, 2017

      Thank you Willie! I’m glad you’ve enjoyed the books and the kind words are much appreciated. Thanks for stopping by!


  • Jim Crocker

    Reply Reply April 15, 2017

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  • Vera Dimopoulos

    Reply Reply May 29, 2017

    Hi Mr. Hale: I have read Traffic and could not put it down. I so love the characters and they kept me in suspense the whole read. I know I will want to read it again and cannot wait for the one. I have been trying the last few days to leave a review but for some reason just couldn’t find a way to do it but once the book becomes public will try again. Thank you.

  • Gwen

    Reply Reply May 30, 2017

    I just finished reading “Traffic”. I couldn’t wait to finish. It was absolutely spellbinding. Thank you for the complimentary copy.

  • Chris

    Reply Reply June 25, 2017

    Mr. Hale, I just finished cache 72 and what a wonderful read! Though I don’t geocache much anymore your description of caches and cachers is perfect! It brought back many wonderful memories for me, though my caching days weren’t as exciting as this book (thankfully!) I was much more of a Jaxon type cacher while I have a friend who is much more like Gil, we always had a good time. Thanks for the story and I look forward to your other books, this is the first one I read.

  • Jerry Freeman

    Reply Reply August 12, 2017

    Just finished “Blank”. An absolute great book.

  • Ed monk

    Reply Reply October 30, 2017

    Just finished reading Frozen Past. 5 star. Almost didn’t read it but the book was much better than the describtion.

  • Elin

    Reply Reply December 2, 2017

    Hi. I downloaded “Blank” because it was free and intriguing, in that order. I am on page nine and already know I’m going to have read more of your books. Your publicists are Good and offering This book as a freebie was a great idea. I will be sharing my review on FB. I wish you Great Success. Oh, forgot to mention I’m from Tampa.

  • Joyce Casement

    Reply Reply December 28, 2017

    Am reading Blank and enjoying it very much. I will be sure to read your other books and pay for them. I will also leave a review for them as I read. Thank you for making Blank free, giving me a starting point of your work. Linc is an awesome character and the delight of your writing is that you care what happens to him. Sadie too.
    Mau the coming new year bring you everything you need and some of the things you want. Happy Holidays Mr. Hale.

  • Pam

    Reply Reply January 3, 2018

    Hi Richard!
    I started on Father Figure today, and couldn’t put it down until I finished this evening! I loved it as much as the first two in the series! I look forward to reading more with Jaxon the characters in your books are the best!

  • Noni

    Reply Reply January 15, 2018

    I just started Traffic and it is heart stopping! My daughter will be 14 years old next month and I can’t even imagine going through this! I hope the next book comes out soon, I’m no where near done with Traffic but I can’t wait for the next book in the Jaxon Jennings series! I hope his series just keeps going and going! Amazing work Mr. Hale! Don’t stop!

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