Richard Quarry

Biography

Richard Quarry has been a Social Services caseworker, drywall hanger, Juvenile Corrections Officer, and sales rep for social studies textbooks. He lives in Seattle where he hikes, studies Tai Chi, and writes full time.

Books

Heartwood
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,110. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
While a secret group of collectors of the illegal and near-extinct gather to laud each others’ most flagrant trophies, a gang of rare-wood poachers targets the last cocobolo in a jungle Restoration Area. Opposing them are back-to-nature “New Druids” who believe all life is sacred. But can such high principles protect the trees they also claim to worship?
Flame-Out
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,510. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
During the Seventh Great After-Recession, a beleaguered caseworker offers a wayward client the ultimate deal with the devil.
No Boobs, No Kardashians
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Hey, if it moves product, how wrong can it be? Twelve years ago starlet Sindee Sands had a baby just to grab tabloid headlines. Now she wants to boost her faltering career by marrying the brat off in a TV gala "'Tween Bride" is touting as a celebration of the New Virginity -- if the little disaster doesn't land them all in jail with a secret sex tape first.
Absent From Felicity
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 111,080. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
On a lost world ruled by Survival of the Screwingest, the lone survivor of a rescue mission scrambles to cope with a six and a half foot Alice-In-Wonderland teenager with a genetic fascination for knives, a Valkyrie ice queen concentrating very, very hard on not killing everyone, and a charming psycopath with an alarming resemblance to a galactic conqueror executed a century before.
Midnight Choir
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 140,080. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Before "The Big Sleep", real detectives forged the hard-boiled tradition on America’s mean streets. Set in a steamy 1907 Seattle, "Midnight Choir" depicts the bustling dawn of the century through the struggles of an aspiring “New Girl” and a tough Irish cop to live roles for which the rules are not yet written, while reaching toward each other through conflicts love can heal, and some it can’t.
Geneslide
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,030. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Sarah Palin as a ten-foot Terror Bird? Glenn Beck as a ... well whatever, it sure is ugly. Pretty scary, now that the Timekeeper's started humanity devolving back toward the Jurassic. Sadly, mankind's last best hope falls to Galloping Ariadne, Philip the Assault Otter, and their gallant (well...) band of misfits as they brave dinosaurs, temple gods, and Sarah's horde of man-eating sheep.
Angry Angel
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,580. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
An unlikely romance blossoms when real-life heroine Donaldina Cameron, "the Chinatown Angel," teams up with a hard-bitten labor organizer to free a kidnapped Chinese slave girl from a brothel guarded by the tongs, the police, and a kung-fu killer called Little Stinger.
The Homecoming of Lucian Wren
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,970. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
In a society ruled by cradle-to-grave teleprompters where citizens gleefully endure public humiliation on reality shows like "Shark Bait" and "Fart Time" to win their fifteen minutes of cameo fame, a beleaguered scriptwriter must risk the wrath of his own creations in a quest for love.
The Sound of Snowfall
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,110. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Stuck inside Juvenile Corrections and facing a long prison sentence, a teenage girl tries to preserve her last memory of beauty by sharing it with a troubled youth who got himself punched in the face just to visit her in the Infirmary.
Soldier of Discontent
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When the mayor of a turn-of-the-century logging town investigates a fatal arson in a lumberyard, she risks becoming a target herself as she uncovers a desperate scheme of seduction, revenge, and murder.
Beer Run
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,760. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Utah? 1957? Not a good place to unload a load of tenth-century Frisian mead the crew of the tramp time-freighter “Karen N” hoped to pass off as a trendy microbrew in 2013 Seattle. But if Captain Rathford, Maybe Esme, and DeShawn the Clown can’t sell their now-illegal cargo, they’ll be stranded here for a LONG time.
Blind Heat
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,150. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » War
During a future war in Mexico a black gang-banger who can't walk and a white skinhead who can't see must work together when a chopper crash strands them deep in hostile territory.

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