Richard VanDeWeghe is professor emeritus of English from the University of Colorado, Denver. He has published numerous articles and two books — Engaged Learning (2009), a theory of instruction and practical guide for learning across the curriculum; and Jimmy Quinn (2018), historical fiction that is Book One of the Traverse City State Hospital Series. Jimmy Quinn was nominated for the Michigan Notable Books Award and the Next Generation Indie Book Award. Lucy Greene is the second novel in the series. Richard lives in Traverse City, Michigan.