Richard LeComte grew up on Long Island and graduated from Wesleyan University with a degree in English. For three years, he worked at New Dramatists, a playwrights' service organization in New York. He then studied journalism at the University of Missouri and worked at newspapers in Missouri, Kansas (where he was arts editor of the Lawrence Journal-World), Florida and Nevada. More recently he worked in PR at the University of Alabama, where he earned a master's in library science. He now writes for the College of Arts & Sciences at UK. He has had a strong passion for the arts from a young age, particularly in theater, and has participated in theater groups and choral ensembles.