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Richard Cox was born in Odessa, Texas and now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma. His latest novel, House of the Rising Sun, was published on July 7, 2020. Richard has also published The Boys of Summer, Thomas World, The God Particle, and Rift. Richard has also written for This Land Press, Oklahoma Magazine, and TheNervousBreakdown.com.

When he's not writing or reading, Richard loves spending time with his wife and two girls. And hitting bombs.

He also wrote this bio in third person as if writing about someone else. George likes his chicken spicy!
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Richard Cox Keep writing. Stare at the screen or page until you figure out something, even if what you figure out sucks and you abandon it later. I think in most …moreKeep writing. Stare at the screen or page until you figure out something, even if what you figure out sucks and you abandon it later. I think in most cases, Writer's Block is a nicer way of saying you aren't properly motivated.(less)
Richard Cox I'm sorry I didn't see this before! I often leave character descriptions vague because I believe the reader is better equipped to build a mental image…moreI'm sorry I didn't see this before! I often leave character descriptions vague because I believe the reader is better equipped to build a mental image than the writer. Hopefully the character's actions, personality, and behavior help readers build a personal image based on their own experiences.

When I read the book, I picture Todd to have dark hair and be slightly taller and more muscular than the average boy. He's olive-skinned and has dark eyes and usually carries an intense look on his face...like he is blessed (or cursed) with wisdom beyond his years.

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During research for House of the Rising Sun, I found myself unexpectedly plunged into the murky depths of self-published novels written on the topic of civilizational collapse. In these stories, the most common cause for the “Fall” is an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), a burst of radiation powerful enough to damage or destroy the delicate electronics that power much of our modern world. Sometimes the Read more of this blog post »
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