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Richard David Bach

novelist , pilot

Richard Bach, a pilot and aviation writer, achieved success as a new age author with the publication of Jonathan Livingston Seagull, a novel that Bach maintains was the result of two separate visionary experiences over a period of eight years. He also wrote three books about flying which were Stranger to the Ground (1963), Biplane (1966), and Nothing by Chance (1969).

Career

Bibliography:

Stranger to the Ground (1963),

Biplane (1966),

Nothing by Chance (1969),

Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970),

A Gift of Wings (1974),

There's No Such Place As Far Away (1976),

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977),

The Bridge Across Forever: A Love Story (1984),

One (1988),

Running from Safety (1995),

Out of My Mind (2000),

The Ferret Chronicles (five novellas):

Air Ferrets Aloft (2002),

Rescue Ferrets at Sea (2002),

Writer Ferrets: Chasing the Muse (2002),

Rancher Ferrets on the Range (2003),

The Last War: Detective Ferrets and the Case of the Golden Deed (2003),

Curious Lives: Adventures from the Ferret Chronicles (2005),

Flying: The Aviation Trilogy (2003),

Messiah's Handbook: Reminders for the Advanced Soul (2004),

Hypnotizing Maria (2009).

Views

He espouses his philosophy that our apparent physical limits and mortality are merely appearance.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    piloting

Connections

father:
Roland Robert Bach - U.S. Army Chaplain

mother:
Ruth Helen Shaw

brother:
Bobby (d. when Richard was 8)

brother:
Roy

Wife:
Bette Bach (six children, div.)

Wife:
Leslie Parrish (m. 1977, div. 1997) - actor
Leslie Parrish (m. 1977, div. 1997) - Wife of Richard Bach

Wife:
Sabryna Nelson-Alexopoulos (m. 1999)