Russell Atchison


Russell Atchison’s attraction to mystery, thriller and suspense stories began at an early age when he discovered the Hardy Boys books and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Over the years, his passion for these genres has evolved into an aspiration to craft and write his own stories to share with readers for their enjoyment.

His novel, The Fantasy Effect, is a mind challenging and captivating medical science mystery-thriller that draws from his education, expertise, and experience in pharmacy and the pharmaceutical industry.

When he isn’t writing, he likes to read books or watch movies from his favorite genres. He also enjoys ham radio. He loves dogs and is an Eagle Scout with all three Palms.

Russ and his wife reside in their native state of Kansas. They are enthusiastic fans of the KU Jayhawks, KC Chiefs, and KC Royals. They enjoy spending time with their two daughters and their families. They share a passion for raising butterflies and feeding birds. Unfortunately, they expend an inordinate amount of time and energy chasing Starlings and Grackles away from the backyard bird feeders.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Constructing a good story and making it come to life.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kansas as an only child and was forced to develop an inventive imagination at an early age. It has been with me all my life and is now instrumental in my creation of stories.
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Where to find Russell Atchison online

Twitter: @RussellAtchison
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The Fantasy Effect
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Dr. Grant Matthews is obsessed by reports the blockbuster drug he discovered causes patients to commit violent acts. He embarks on a search for the truth that becomes a terrifying game of horror. Murders of key players, covert power plays, and struggles with personal demons blindside his investigation.The surprising facts he uncovers put him on a collision course with a deadly nightmare.

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