Dick Sheffield


Dick Sheffield was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of two public school teachers. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, he has spent most of his career as a journalist with ABC News in New York, covering politics.

He has also been a reporter and managing editor of a small-town newspaper and served on the staffs of Senator Edward M. Kennedy, Congressman Charles Wilson and Ambassador Allard K. Lowenstein.

In 1985, he attended the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference in Middlebury, Vermont. It was 2010 when one of his short stories, Maere Tungol, was recognized as a third-prize winner by the Hackney Literary Awards, a national story competition. The Birmingham Arts Journal published the piece in 2011.

He and his wife Anita live in San Angelo, Texas and New York City, and since 2007 he has served as a United States Golf Association Committeeman (USGA).

Lasso the Moon is his first novel.

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