Richard Sutton

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A former commune-dwelling goat herding hippie and guitar picker turned tree planter and ski mechanic, illustrator, wood carver and carpenter; author Richard Sutton left college and hitch-hiked to New York in 1972 with forty dollars in his pocket and no preconceptions.

"There, I met my wife, worked in advertising and design until I was an empty, hollow shell, then ran a retail gallery, becoming an Indian Trader in 1985." More travel followed and a home in New Mexico. He finally saw the light of day and began to write fiction more or less full-time, in 1996.

An historical fiction/fantasy The Red Gate began it all in 2009, then a sequel, The Gatekeepers in 2010. 2011, saw the release of his first SciFi novella, Home, and Troll, a prehistoric-fantasy, followed in 2012. 2014, Back to Santa Fe was released April 1st, writing as WT Durand and On Parson's Creek, a YA mystery was just released in October. He lives with his wife and their cats, raccoons and other boarders in New York.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Knowing that I have readers that care enough to share their feelings about my writing is very, very important to me. I enjoy hearing from them even if they have a bone to pick over something I wrote, or even if I neglected to write something! It's all good. Writers can't exist in a vacuum and our ideas can only improve when they get additional input.
What are you working on next?
I've got a couple of ideas already in short story form that will either be a non-fictional collection of our experiences on the reservations of the Southwest as Indian traders since 1985... or it may become a series of novels in the same genre, whatever that would be. Any ideas?
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Vermont Woods: A Music Fable
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Vermont Woods is a modern fable. A part-time musician and his brother try to revisit a moment from their childhood. They venture into the Vermont woods, to find a spot they discovered as children, but what they find there changes the musician's life completely. When you have dreams, be careful what you wish for. They might come true.

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