Richard Webster was born in New Zealand, where he still resides.
He is the author of about 50 publications that have sold many millions of copies around the world. Some of them, like Astral Travel for Beginners, are completely devoted to lucid dreaming state. However, the book is saturated with widespread misconceptions about lucid dreaming phenomenon and misguided theories trying to explain it. The technique-related aspect of the book is also presented ineffectively.
It is quite likely that the author himself has no practical experience, which can also be said for the contents of his other dozens of books devoted to various topics.