Co-author along with his wife Florence for the popular children's classic Mr. Popper's Penguins. He had another children's tale published as well called Doris and the Trolls.
He wrote for several print publications across various mediums including the magazine The Chicagoan and newspapers such as Chicago Daily News and The Chicago Tribune.
He had a book of poems published called Rickety Rhymes of Riq.
He was married to
Mr. Poppers Penguins was adapted into a film starring Jim Carrey.