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Dick Peterson

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Dick Peterson is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In 1992, he moved to Kansas suburbs of KCMO while employed by his Uncle Sam. He now claims to be a Kansan by residence, a Missourian by retirement, a Louisianan by birth, Southern by the grace of God, and a Tybee Islander at heart.

He used to hide out in a bank on weekdays, but changed his title to retired banker at the end of July in 2013. Now he lives for writing, reading, bicycling, golfing, and hanging out with his wife, Suzie, with whom he shares a passion for playing Scrabble on Kindle. They love to travel, especially to visit their grandchildren and their supporting staffs and to spend time at The Doozy, the island dwelling they recently acquired two blocks from the beach and Atlant

I've been working hard on my new novel, Tit for Tat: A Novel of Retribution. It should be ready for reader eyes by yearend. So I've started to take steps to drum up some interest and buzz.

One of those steps was to use an Amazon Countdown Deal to make my first book, By the Light: A Novel of Serial Homicide, available for purchase for only 99 cents for a limited period. The deal only has about ni... Read more of this blog post »
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Jennifer Shirk Thanks for friending me! The Poet is my favorite Michael Connolly book!

message 14: by Justin

Justin Hello Dick.

Thanks for the invite and the suggestions! I shall look into them. I look forward to seeing some of your stuff.


message 13: by M.T.

M.T. Albright Hello Dick,
Thanks for the friend invite, and for the book suggestion. I'm interested in reading your book as well... (I like the context - the coffee shop - in which it was written.) I once took a greyhound to Kansas City and stayed long enough for a party. Great town.

message 12: by Tracey

Tracey Garvis-Graves Hi Dick,

Thank you for your friendship request and book recommendations. The Watchers by Dean Koontz is one of my very favorite books! I also love Stephen King and Pat Conroy. Your recommendations were very spot-on for me!



message 11: by Helen

Helen Hanson Hi Dick,

I appreciate the friending and the link. Select has been a real boon to some writers. Amazon announced the Select program just after I released a novel in November, but I may try it with my next novel. Thanks for the kind words about my blog. All the best to you!


message 10: by L.J.

L.J. Kentowski Thanks for the add Dick!

Mahsaa hi thanks for accepting

message 8: by Sara

Sara Townsend Thanks for the add, Dick! Read both The Poet and The Stand - buth great books! Haven't read any Dean Koontz for years, so might check out your suggestion.

message 7: by Kate

Kate Thanks so much for the friend add and reading recommendations! I can't wait to check them out.

Meg ♥ Thanks for the add and recommendations! I will definitely check them out. :)

Kelly/yllektra Thanks for adding me! :)

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Debra Goldstein Thanks for the friend request. Looking forward to checking out your writing and favorites.

message 3: by Dani (last edited Sep 30, 2011 01:43PM)

Dani Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't read Maximum Ride yet, but it's on my To Read list. I will keep your suggestion of When the Wind Blows in mind!

CaliGirlRae Thanks for the reading suggestions and the friendship, Dick! I keep hearing how good Sandra Brown is. I'm definitely going to have to pick up her books to read!

Hope you have a great week!

Natasha Thanks for the friend request! I'll check out her and of course our own work!

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