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Holmes Away From Homes Interview with David Ruffle


LISTEN TO RICHARD'S APPEARANCE ON THE WRITER'S BLOCK ON NOV 10, 2016 BY CLICKING HERE.


HOLMES AWAY FROM HOME SET FOR PRE-XMAS RELEASE

Belanger Books has announced that the two-volume anthology, Holmes Away From Home, will be released prior to Christmas. A Kickstarter campaign has been started and can be found here.


BETRAYALS SET FOR NOVEMBER 2016 RELEASE

W&B Publishers has set a mid-to-late November 2016 release date for Betrayals, the second book of the Jack Del Rio series.  The thrilling sequel to Reservations takes place in Washington D.C. as the country prepares to swear in a new President. But a decades-old plot from an old enemy threatens the continued existence of the United States of America. FBI Special Agent Jack Del Rio finds that he is the only man can stop the conspiracy and save the country. Provided he can stay alive long enough to do it.

Reservations Re-Released

9-29-16
W & B Book Publishers has released the second edition of Reservations, the first of the four book Jack Del Rio series, in both print and e-book formats. Betrayals, the second book, will be released for the very first time later this fall.

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UPCOMING APPEARANCES

Richard will be making his third appearance on The Writer's Block on Feb. 9, 2017 at 7 p.m. (PST).

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Richard will be at the Santa Clarita, CA Cowboy Festival on April 22 & 23, 2017. His books will be available for purchase at the Buckaroo Book Shop. 

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Richard will be signing books and attending the Gathering of Authors in Texarkana, TX on Oct. 27th & 28th, 2017. A charity event supporting St. Jude's Children's Hospital & Arkansas Children's Hospital.

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ABOUT RICHARD

Born in Turlock, California in 1964, Richard began his writing career as a freelance writer in 1984 in Odessa, TX and gained his first fiction credit serving as the lead writer for the first two issues of the Elite Comics sci-fi/fantasy series, Seadragon.

In 1991 Richard began his sports writing career at the Gallup Independent before moving on to work for the Modesto Bee, Turlock Journal, Merced Sun-Star, Tracy Press, San Mateo County Times and the San Francisco Examiner. He also served as an editor and photographer with some of the newspapers. He also wrote for several online publications.

He won the 2001 California Newspaper Publishers Association award for Best Sports Story while at the Turlock Journal and a CNAE award for pagination in 2005 while serving as Sports Editor at the Merced Sun-Star. He was named a Player of the Year in 2002 by the CCMR Racing Series for his coverage of auto racing while at the Merced Sun-Star. 

In 2013, Richard retired as a sportswriter and decided to return to his fiction writing roots. He released two short stories - The Invited and Legacy of Death - as well as a full-length sci-fi novel, Maelstrom.

In 2015, Richard completed nearly two years of research and interviews and published, From The Fields: A History of Prep Football in Turlock, California, chronicling 95 years of high school football in his hometown. One month later, his first traditionally published novel, Reservations, was released by Oak Tree Press.

In 2016, Richard was one of a dozen authors selected to participate in, Beyond Watson, an anthology of original Sherlock Holmes stories. Perfection's Arbiter, a biography of National League Umpire, Babe Pinelli, was released on October 8th. W & B Books acquired the rights to the Jack Del Rio Series and will release, Betrayals, the sequel to Reservations, in November. In December, Richard's second Sherlock Holmes pastiche, The Woman Returns, will be released by Belanger Books as part of the Holmes Away From Home Anthology.

The remaining two books in the Jack Del Rio series will follow Reservations and Betrayals in 2017 & 2018. 

Richard is represented by the Loiacano Literary Agency.
Richard with Vida Blue, at left, and during his appearance on The Writer's Block. The newspapers he has written for are above with Seadragon #1.
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