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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 Farr Every single morning, write 500 new words. Every single afternoon, pick 500 old words and rewrite them to make them easier to read and less boring.

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Every single morning, write 500 new words. Every single afternoon, pick 500 old words and rewrite them to make them easier to read and less boring.

Have I ever stuck to this advice myself? No. Is it still a good idea? Yes.(less)
Richard Farr Hi JJ!

Thanks for that "awesome" - I'll pin it on my cork board! In short: I wrote TFS because a lot of sci-fi thrillers are written around strange…more
Hi JJ!

Thanks for that "awesome" - I'll pin it on my cork board! In short: I wrote TFS because a lot of sci-fi thrillers are written around strange things happening in alternative worlds, and I think we have a real mystery in *this* world ("What is consciousness? Why does it exist? Where did it come from?") that's deeper and cooler than any of them.

Glad you liked it, and the good news is that the sequel, Ghosts in the Machine, is all done, and it will be out on Sept 20th. It will take you to a very strange place! Check out my website, www.richardfarr.net, where there's a link to the pre-order page. I hope you like it too - working on #3 now. All the best, Richard(less)
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“You poor things. You think that learning is remembering. No wonder you find it so dull. Real learning is hunting for the truth.”
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“like all mathematicians, I think there must be something else, powerful and ghostly and unseen, that lies beneath the surface of the physical world. Numbers are just one of several things that don’t make sense otherwise. Your father studies the painting. And that’s fine. But I’m interested in the canvas under the paint.”
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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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