Richard LaMotte is a marketing executive residing on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay. When not photographing waterfowl, eagles and sunsets, he is often beachcombing and writing. He grew up in Portsmouth, Virginia, attended college in North Carolina, then settled in bucolic Chestertown, where he lives with his wife Stephanie, a talented musician, composer and writer.
The author of Pure Sea Glass and The Lure of Sea Glass earned first place in the Writer's Digest 13th-annual Self-Publishing Book awards. Pure Sea Glass has sold over 100,000 copies and was featured in Parade Magazine, Coastal Living, Martha Stewart Living, Smithsonian Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, and The New York Times as well as many regional publications. Guest appearances on the Martha Stewart show and NPR station WYPR inspired his sequel, The Lure of Sea Glass, which captures the essence of why people collect these unique treasures.