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Screenwriter, Storyteller, Songwriter

Imaginative, Inspirational, Funny, and Relatable

Hello, my name is Richard Oshen. I am a screenwriter and children’s book author. I live in a small cabin in the middle of God’s country – also known as the San Bernadino National Forest. This forest wasn’t always my home. I lived in a different type of forest most of my life – the kind where I couldn’t see it for the trees – Los Angeles. You may be wondering how I got here. Let me tell you a story…


I’m passionate about the process of taking an unmanifest vision in my mind and writing it into existence. A well-written screenplay reads like a stream of consciousness unfolding like a dream, where the dreamer is at once the observer of the dream and the protagonist. I love that.


My stories spark a deeper conversation between children and their parents, creating a deeper bond.


Whenever I write a story, there’s always a soundtrack in my head playing as I visualize scenes. Some musical ideas are motivated by specific moments within a scene while other times it’s just me exploring different themes.

My Latest Blog Posts

Pete The Squirrel stands beside a creek in a golden beam of sunlight


Pete wonders aloud, “why there aren’t any thanksgiving songs?”  in true Pete style the ambitious s takes matters into his own paws an writes one!

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Gardenworks for kids archway to garden


Calling all craft enthusiasts and bookworms! Get ready for an unforgettable day of holiday cheer at the Down Home Holiday Crafts Event in Yucaipa, California.

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Kindergarten children trace their fingers along a maze iin the book to help Pete find his way home


Unforgettable Moments:  “The Adventures of Pete The Squirrel” in the Classroom Hey there, fellow book enthusiasts! I’m thrilled to share an incredibly heartwarming experience I

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Enter Pete's world!

When a curious squirrel with a passion for walnuts sees a big bowl filled with his favorite treat on the other side of a window – he wants them – and a puny window-screen is not going to stop this determined squirrel.