Author’s Biography


Richard J. Stuart


 Richard J. Stuart is a third generation magician, who, as a past President of the Society of American Magicians prestigious Parent Assembly, is heir to the secret writings of Harry Houdini.  Richard is knowledgeable about magic from every direction, including the dangers that real magic can present.  He has taught Bible studies, attended seminars on the S.A.M.’s psychic investigations, studied ancient texts on sorcery and Elizabethan magic, toured the fairy rings in England, and even written a nonfiction article on “Wizard’s weapon use,” for the gaming magazine, “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.”  He has written fiction for “Aboriginal Science Fiction” and was a staff writer for Prentice Hall’s tax publications division for six years.     

 He's also a noted historian having given award winning lectures on American History for the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of 1812 Society.  His article, "The Naval War of 1812 in Three-and-a-half ships"  was published in the News-Letter of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812

Richard is an accomplished scholar with three degrees: a BS in finance from Ohio State University, a degree in law from St. John’s, and an MBA from Owen business school at Vanderbilt University.  He studied literature, art, and history on summer study at Oxford University, New College.  Richard is admitted to the Bar in the Sate of New York. His interest in Magic has been life long, winning his first Magic award at the age of six.  In his spare time, he is a judge of the prestigious DRAGON Award for excellence in Magic.  Athletically, Richard has studied Aikido, Karate, Judo, archery, wrestling and fencing. He is also an accomplished dancer.  Currently, he resides in Long Island, New York, near the American Museum of Natural History where he has been spotted researching dinosaurs for a forthcoming novel.

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