I’m a writer who lives in Michigan with his wife, two kids, a cat, and a dog. I was once the Assistant Editor of MichiganLiberal.com and I used to contribute book reviews to PopMatters.com.

The title of my blog comes from this:

“There is hope in honest error; none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist.”
– Charles Rennie Mackintosh

You can read about my novel CHICAGO TIME here.

You can reach me at:

richardhellinga (at) gmail (dot) com

Or even follow me on Twitter.


13 thoughts on “About

  1. You are a busy person for sure. I love the title of your blog…I think I might make too many of them though! 🙂

  2. @Karin, glad you love the title. And thank you for stopping by! Yeah, I make my share of “honest errors” myself. 😉

  3. Richard, if you ever fancy submitting a book review to Books You love, you’re more than welcome! Have a great weekend.
    Best wishes

  4. And I am following your blog because Anarya recommended a visit. And I am a great fan of Charles Rennie Mackintosh: “‘Life’ is the leaves which shape and nourish a plant, but ‘art’ is the flower which embodies its meaning.”

    • Thank you for stopping by, Clanmother! (Anarya is a pretty fantastic blogger and photographer.) I found out about Mackintosh on a trip to Scotland years ago. My wife and I managed to have tea in the restored Willow Tea Rooms there in Glasgow, and I also was lucky enough to take a tour of the Glasgow School of Art.

      • You are so lucky – I missed Glasgow on my trip to Scotland. That means I need to return and have tea in the restored Willow Tea Rooms and take a tour of the Glasgow School of Art. Two very good reasons to return to Scotland. Thank you…l.

  5. Your blog is truly inspirational. Keep up the good work.

  6. You have a great blog here. Keep blogging. I guess I will be hanging around here a lot 🙂

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