Richie was born in 1977 in Elgin, Scotland and began writing poetry and short stories after taking the course in Creative Writing at the Open University.
A lover of poetic form, rhythm and rhyme, Richie began taking part in the open mic sessions at both the Demented Eloquence and Books and Beans poetry evenings and soon became a regular face in and around Aberdeen poetry events, eventually becoming host of his own Per-Verse! Nights in the city's Cellar 35 venue.
In 2014, he appeared at the StAnza poetry festival as a part of the Saturday night slam event and, later that year, his debut poetry pamphlet 'Travel with my Rants' was published by Blue Salt.
Richie is a current member of Aberdeenshire Apothecaries and Aberdeen Writers' Studio writing groups and is a former chair of Aberdeen's Lemon Tree Writers.
He is currently working on his first novel for children.
Richie lives in North Aberdeenshire with his wife, Cat, and two other cats - Frank and Tilly.