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Richard Melo

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Richard Melo [1968- ] landed in Portland, OR after fleeing San Francisco in the early 1990s. California was too costly for someone like Melo with such complete lack of ambition for anything other than the novels galloping along inside his head. While other young people flourished in San Francisco’s dot com boom (producing remarkable achievements like pets.com), Melo ran movie projectors and did AmeriCorps in Portland while scribbling away at his first novel. He has now lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest long enough to have been caricatured on Portlandia (the episode titled ‘Grover’), a pleasure all the city’s residents will have had by the time the show reaches the mid-point of its fourth season. He has also published two novels.

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While my recent novel was awaiting publication, I toyed with the idea of creating a book trailer. In the end, I did create a series of short films based on distinct themes in the novel, but these were more or less showcasing my research rather than promotional tools. The best viewers for the short films are people who have already read the book.



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“A man typically lights a scene too much, because it makes no matter what you show, a man always wants to see more. A woman understands darkness and shadows”
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