RICHARD MOORE

Author, journalist, dog lover, and occasional traveler

About Highland House

About Richard

Richard Moore's travel 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 the book Journeys of Lightheartedness, January Thaw, and the forthcoming My Dinners with Dusty.


In addition, Richard is a senior investigative reporter for, and former editor of, The Lakeland Times in Minocqua, Wisconsin. He has also served as editor of The Reedsburg Times-Press and the Merrill Foto News. He is a contributing author to The Reform of State Legislatures (University Press of America), which John Fund, then editorial writer for The Wall Street Journal, called “an excellent report” on changes in state legislatures.


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 was a contributor 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 also won the 2017 Wisconsin Newspaper Association's first-place award for opening government and Freedom of Information Act reporting, and, and, 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 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 media and public-relations firm. From copywriting, editing, and publicity campaigns, we have the experience and know-how to do it all.


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 string narrative focus. (Storyfinding: From the Journey to the Story) and personal consultation. 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.


(Photo: visualpanic from Barcelona)


Photography and design

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(Lisa Moore, book cover)

CLICK HERE to see Richard's Travel writing website – Journeys of Lightheartedness

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!