Richard A. Heyman is an award winning Poet having won the "Editor's Choice Award" from the International Authors and Poets Society in 2006, 2007, 2008. He has over 22 published novel and mini-novels available at Amazon.com, Kindle Ebooks, Createspace.com and Barnes and Noble and the Nook. Mr. Heyman is also a respected portrait artist with his original artwork available on Fine Art America. He has done sketches and portraits for such noted celebrities and political figures as Astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn, Edward Kennedy, Jack Nicholson, Barack Obama. Mr. Heyman is a former entrepreneur having owned and operated businesses in the Lodging, Food Service, Construction and Land Development Industry. He also, is an experienced martial artist of over 34 years with a Seventh Degree Black Belt and Kyoshi Teaching Credentials in Goju-Ryu Karate-do, and a Third Degree Black Belt in RyuKyu Jyu-Jitsu. He resides in Northwest Ohio with his wife Jan of 43 years.