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Richard Sutton
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Greetings, from the road...

Post by Richard Sutton » Tue July 19th, 2011, 7:45 pm

My name is Richard Sutton, and I seem to be afflicted with the ailment that is popular here -- scribabliotic historitosis. I was affected first as a child, but by twelve, had shrugged it off. Then... I discovered Tolkein, and the rest... well it was all downhill from there.

I was one of those kids who read both sides of the cereal box before he says good morning to anyone at the table.

I wore lots of hats from my earliest memories of San Diego in the 1950s, then on to the Northwest! From College, it became the life of a commune goat-herd with a guitar. Not many opportunities, but in 1973, it was on to NYC -- the big apple, a career in advertising design and corporate identity and copy writing, which led to... opening a gallery to show authentic American Indian arts in 1989. Follow me so far? Well, it was standing behind my counter for nineteen years (until 2007) that taught me to write fiction. Here I am, two books later, a series in the works, and the original ailment back with a vengeance!

There seems to be no cure but the momentary reprieve following a good review!

For those with an unnatural interest, my blog/news site is http://www.sailletales.com/

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fljustice
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Post by fljustice » Tue July 19th, 2011, 9:08 pm

Welcome aboard, Richard. Interesting resume. Looking forward to seeing you on the threads!
Faith L. Justice, Author Website
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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Post by Madeleine » Wed July 20th, 2011, 8:42 am

HI Richard, fascinating biog! Welcome to the boards, and good luck with the books.
Currently reading: The Chalet by Catherine Cooper

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Vanessa
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Currently reading: The Farm at the Edge of the World by Sarah Vaughan
Interest in HF: The first historical novel I read was Katherine by Anya Seton and this sparked off my interest in this genre.
Favourite HF book: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell!
Preferred HF: Any
Location: North Yorkshire, UK

Post by Vanessa » Wed July 20th, 2011, 9:07 am

Welcome, Richard! I hope you enjoy it here.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Wed July 20th, 2011, 10:40 am

Great to have you here. Welcome.

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Post by Misfit » Wed July 20th, 2011, 12:16 pm

Hi Richard, welcome aboard.
At home with a good book and the cat...
...is the only place I want to be

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favourite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Post by MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed July 20th, 2011, 1:06 pm

Welcome, Richard!

Richard Sutton
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Post by Richard Sutton » Wed July 20th, 2011, 4:23 pm

Thanks, all. I'll be grousing around from time to time. My writing interest is primarily Irish family saga stuff, but I'll follow wherever the appetite leads...

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Post by Carla » Sat July 23rd, 2011, 5:28 pm

Hello and welcome!
PATHS OF EXILE - love, war, honour and betrayal in Anglo-Saxon Northumbria
Editor's Choice, Historical Novels Review, August 2009
Now available as e-book on Amazon Kindleand in Kindle, Epub (Nook, Sony Reader), Palm and other formats on Smashwords
Website: http://www.carlanayland.org
Blog: http://carlanayland.blogspot.com

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