Richard Ellis Preston Jr.
  • Richard Ellis Preston Jr.

  • Born: The United States.

  • Description: Richard Ellis Preston, Jr. is a science fiction and historical fiction author whose first published work is the "Chronicles of the Pneumatic Zeppelin" steampunk series from 47North. Richard was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Ontario, Canada. He attended the University of Waterloo where he obtained an honors B.A. in English with an Anthropology minor. He also earned a Radio and Television Broadcasting degree with Honors and Distinction from Algonquin College in Ottawa. He worked as an ENG cameraman for CBC Canada before attending the York University film program on a talent scholarship. He then relocated to California where he wrote screenplays for film and television, including programs aired on HBO, USA, Animal Planet and Fox Kids. Richard is currently writing novels and chipping away at a History M.A. at CSUN.