RICHARD MOORE

Author, journalist, conservative, libertarian(ish)

About Highland House

About Richard

Richard Moore's writing and essays have appeared in more than two dozen national and regional publications, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Charleston Magazine, The St. Petersburg Times, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and many more. He is the author of Journeys of Lightheartedness, January Thaw, The Clarity of Clay, The New Bossism of the American Left, How the DNR Stole Wisconsin, and the forthcoming books, My Dinners with Dusty and Edisto: The True Story of a Sea Island Survival.


In addition, Richard is a senior investigative reporter for, and former editor of, The Lakeland Times in Minocqua, Wisconsin. His responsibilities include investigative reporting, producing issues white papers, writing op-ed columns, and overseeing the op-ed page. He also produces legal digests for use in the newspaper’s open-records lawsuits, two of which have produced landmark victories for open-records issues in the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Richard won the 2017 Wisconsin Newspaper Association's first-place award for opening government and Freedom of Information Act reporting.


He has also served as editor of The Reedsburg Times-Press and the Merrill Foto News. As editor of Merrill Foto News, he oversaw a redesigned look and reoriented news content, leading the newspaper to win “Most Improved Newspaper” national award in 2002.


Richard’s writing has also appeared in college texts (Social Problems, edited by Stanley Eitzen, Allyn & Bacon, Inc.), and he is the author of How the DNR Stole Wisconsin and The New Bossism. He is a contributing author to The Reform of State Legislatures (University Press of America)which The Wall Street Journal called "powerful evidence for those who wish to return to the citizen legislatures envisioned by the Founding Fathers.”


Richard resides in northern Wisconsin. He loves remote camping (meaning good hotels in far-away places), fine restaurants, and SEC football.

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Complete public relations

Highland House is a full-service public-relations firm. From copywriting, editing, and publicity campaigns, we have the experience and know-how you need.


Attention editors: Train your writers. Whether the writer is a journalist, an activist, or a storyteller, Richard offers a training program that guarantees clear messaging with a strong narrative focus. Contact Richard for more information and rates.

Research, composition, and consulting

Need a speech researched and written? Need a white paper or policy issue or company profile developed in-depth from scratch and professionally presented? We've got you covered at Highland House. Contact us for more information and rates.


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Photography and design

Highland House uses Simply Covers for all our ad, design, and photography needs, from award-winning photography and book cover design to video and ad production. Contact Simply Covers for more information and rates.


(Lisa Moore, book cover)

Richard is available for speaking engagements

Richard's casual, yet informative style gives audiences the information they need with all of the insights a veteran investigative reporter can deliver. He can engage large audiences as well as small gatherings in a lively, often humorous dialogue. His fact-based followup from his exciting books and articles give those attending a solid reminder of the event. 


Send him an email wth your request but hurry, his summer schedule is filling up fast!