A Florida resident since 1972, Richard Lee Cronin has always been fascinated by the depth of mystery about the origins of Central Florida. Yes, pieces of history had indeed been preserved, but yet there is more mystery than history concerning this region’s past.
Retirement allowed Richard the time to research, as well as to fulfill yet another suppressed passion – writing. He loves American history, particularly the 19th Century, and to challenge himself, as a writer, to not merely tell of people and events, but to expose as well the mindset of the individuals, so as to better understand why events occurred.
As a young boy, Richard’s father, a newspaper editor, allowed him to believe he was assisting in the cutting and pasting of mock-up storyboards, readying his father’s typed copy for sending to the press room. Richard views that time with his dad fondly, fully realizing his own interest in both writing and researching evolved from watching his father at work.
Richard Lee Cronin’s first book was released in 2013, and since then, he has published 5 books – each on the subject of 19thCentury Central Florida. Two of his books are Novels, but tell of real-life Central Floridians, each intricately involved with true-life occurrences. His favorite is uncovering why a Florida Senator vanished 150 years ago.