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Richard Farr

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I grew up in England's West Country - one of the world's leading producers of strange names for small villages. I now live in Seattle - the only American city with exactly the same climate.

Before becoming a full-time writer I worked as a teacher of English as a second language, a farmhand, a journalist, a college philosophy professor, a voiceover talent, a corporate trainer and speechwriter, a copywriter, a stay-at-home Dad, and a gas station attendant. Though not in that order.

When I'm not reading, writing, annoying my children or staring out of the window, I enjoy running, hiking and sea kayaking.


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Richard Davonna wrote: "Thanks for the friendship, Richard, and hello from Seattle! I just moved to the Emerald City not too long ago. TONGUES sounds like a highly interesting thriller, and I look forward to its release."

Thanks - it was supposed to be finished in Spring; now in September for next spring.... we shall see!


Davonna Juroe Thanks for the friendship, Richard, and hello from Seattle! I just moved to the Emerald City not too long ago. TONGUES sounds like a highly interesting thriller, and I look forward to its release.


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