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Rick R. Reed
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Rick R. Reed is the award-winning author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He lives in Seattle.
Rick R. Reed is the award-winning author of dozens of published novels, novellas, and short stories. He lives in Seattle.

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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY: A Face WIthout a Heart--Moderninizing a Classic
My third book was a modern-day version of the Oscar Wilde classic, The Picture of Dorian Gray. I called my Chicago-set version  A Face without a Heart , and I'm proud to say it was well-received and even won a couple of awards in its original edition. It wa...
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I snapped this shot on a foggy morning in Seattle five years ago today. On my way to the gym on Capitol Hill before the sun was up. The air was crisp, but damp. And this is one of my favorite photos from living in the Emerald City.
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Gay Novels: My Top 10
No, smart ass, these are not books that are attracted to other books. These are books that have gay people and/or gay themes in their stories. It was a tough job to narrow them down to a mere 10. When I move, the worst part of it is packing up and moving al...
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Monday Memories: My Earliest Memory
Most of my memories of the time before kindergarten began are missing. Psychologists call this 'childhood amnesia.' And yet, my earliest memory is from well before that time. To this day, I still remember it quite clearly. There's nothing traumatic about it...
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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY: My Second Book, PENANCE, Monster Preys on Street Kids on Chicago's North Side
Penance w as part of Dell's historic horror line, Abyss, lauded by none other than Stephen King, who called it "remarkable". Here's the original 1993 cover: BUY FOR ONLY $2.99 Kindle Untreed Reads BLURB
 Bound by misery. Marked by sin. Set free by death. Ba...
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Monday Memories: That Time I Got Hit by a Car
Me...in the blue shirt at age 6 (1964) Note: Each Monday, until my memory disappears, I will recount a significant event in my life...to reveal more about myself to you, to collect fodder for future books, and to ward off, hopefully, senior moments.... This...
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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY My First Book: OBSESSED--Serial Killer with Blood Lust Thriller
BLURB I kill, therefore I am… Voices slam through the corridor of his wounded mind. The words of his dead sister cry out. His parents' taunts fill the silent room where he sits and waits--waits for the murderous rage, filling him with strength, driving h...
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Win a FREE Copy of My New Audiobook, LOST AND FOUND
I'm excited to announce the audiobook release of  my dog-brings-two-men-together love story,  Lost and Found . The story was inspired by my love for dogs...and for a good love story with a happy ending. Hope you'll let Barley the beagle and his human careta...
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Farewell 2017
I think, ever since I was a kid, the last day of the year has been a reflective time for me. A dividing line between the old and the new. A day of letting go. A day of hope. A chance of renewal. A clean slate. 2017, on national, global, and personal levels,...
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#FLASHBACKFRIDAY Raining Men and My Most Redeemed Character
Today, I'm thinking about  Raining Men , my heartfelt love story about a sexually-addicted man finding his way toward loving himself and, at last, that special one. It's not an easy journey and it's one fraught with danger, missteps, and outright peril. But...
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