Richard Lyons was born and raised in the mid-western United States. His education took him through Loyola Academy, the University of North Texas and a graduate career at Southern Methodist University. Lyons has been a life-long admirer of the written word which has led him to literary pursuits as a poet, essayist and screenwriter. Professionally, Lyons is a third generation printer, whose father dedicated his life to education in the publishing and telecommunication fields. Lyons has been involved in printing, publishing, stage and television production throughout his professional career.