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Richard Lawrence Belford

About the Author:

Richard Lawrence Belford is an inspirational writer and the eldest of three sons who grew up in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He has been on a twenty-year creative journey that’s been fueled by his genuine desire to provide faith, comfort and hope to those in grief.

This journey has afforded him the privilege of sharing his universally heartfelt sentiments with others, sentiments that celebrate life, provide comfort, inspire faith & honor the memory of those dear to our hearts.

Richard is also the author of "It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later; A Collection of Inspirational Parables." A parable is a symbolic story that illustrates and teaches some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson. His parables are entitled as follows:

A Mother’s Work Is Never Done; Affairs of the Heart; God Only Knows; If Not For You, In The Blink Of An Eye; I Was There; Like Father Like Son; Moments; Remember When; The Best is Yet to Come; The Ties That Bind and Until We Meet Again.

As just one of billions of people who have lived, loved and experienced loss Richard has dedicated his book to the memory, and written its forward as a tribute to his father. He hopes it makes him proud.

"It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later" is available in Paperback or Kindle editions worldwide on It can also be purchased in a paperback edition on Barnes& in the United States, in Canada or from Centering Corporation & Grief Digest Magazine’s Grief Resource Library. The Centering Corporation is the largest and oldest grief resource center in North America.

Richard's parables have also been beautifully illustrated on a series of wall décor products designed by Reed Photo Art & Imaging Inc. A complete collection of these inspiring wall decor products can be viewed by visiting his website’s Product Gallery.

He invites you to follow him on Instagram and Twitter, like his Author’s Facebook Page or visit Facebook’s It’s Not Goodbye, It’s See You Later Support Group and join the increasing number of people who believe his book will inspire you to always try & say; “I’ll see you later, instead of goodbye!