Richard Botelho is a recognized professional writer and social philosopher since 1984. Mr. Botelho's writing credits include his book The New Individualism: Personal Change to Transform Society, used in over one hundred colleges and universities in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as articles appearing in The Journal of Personal Transformation, MDM Publications, and the Stone Institute. He is frequently interviewed by both local and national media for his opinions on matters as diverse as economic policy, consumer behavior, societal trends, and global integration. His work has been international in scope, consisting of a variety of assignments, including work from India, Ukraine, Canada, and Ireland. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Government from California State University, Sacramento. Mr. Botelho lives in Danville, California. Leah's Way is his first novel.