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50 States by [Richard R Becker]

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"A cleverly conceived, character-driven, if overstuffed, anthology sure to delight and enchant." - Kirkus Reviews

"Richard R. Becker has made a stellar debut with 50 States! I fell in love with how each short story packs a punch and is memorable on its own." —
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"The author's writing flows from story to story effectively keeping readers wanting more." —
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"An impressive short story collection that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions." — The Reading Bud

"Richard is a superb writer, with an eloquent tongue and a tremendous turn of phrase, and these gems are each a standalone high-brow work of art." —
Matt McAvoy Book Reviews

"The writing is gripping, the characters are regular people from all walks of life forced to survive with the hand that destiny dealt them, the action is fast and entertaining, and the atmosphere is immersive." —
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"Written in sparse, understated prose reminiscent of Elizabeth Strout's 
Olive Kitteridge, Becker's tightly focused stories pack a punch." — IndieReader

About the Author

Richard R. Becker is an award-winning American writer. His debut collection of experimental and speculative fiction began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. He continues to expand many of these stories for inclusion in a second collection, and expects some will evolve into larger works.

When he is not writing fiction, Richard works as a creative strategist for Copywrite, Ink., a 30-year-old strategic communication and writing services firm with clients that have included several government agencies and Fortune 500 Companies. He has also been very active as a global community servant and taught a number of classes at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Aside from his work, he enjoys a broad range of activities, including travel, hiking, exercise, photography, and illustration. He is married and has two children.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B098P2CPQ7
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Copywrite, Ink.; 2nd edition (July 21, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ July 21, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1583 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 379 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ B09MG33M56
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.2 out of 5 stars 63 ratings

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Richard R. Becker is an award-winning American author. His debut collection of literary fiction and psychological thrillers began as a project to write one story a week for 50 weeks. It broke the top 100 literary short stories on Amazon for three consecutive months in 2022 and several times throughout the year. It also won first place for short stories in the Spring 2022 BookFest Awards, first place for literary fiction, psychological thrillers, and short stories in the ABR Book Excellence Awards, and was a finalist in the IAN Book of the Year Awards.

As a journalist, Richard has written hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, with his byline appearing in the Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and publications for Simon & Schuster and Paramount Communications. He also scripted a documentary produced with PBS and contributed to five books related to marketing, public relations, and management.

He currently serves as president of Copywrite, Ink. and, for 20 years, previously taught at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, Richard currently serves as a city council-appointed volunteer commissioner on the Las Vegas Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission. He has assisted more than 60 nonprofit and professional organizations as a consultant and board member during his career and has been featured as a speaker for a variety of organizations, including Wizard World Comic Con, G2E World Gaming Expo, National Recreation and Park Association, Regis University, and U.S. Small Business Administration.

Aside from writing, Richard has a broad range of interests, including travel, hiking, parks, fitness, illustration, photography, and spending time with family. He is married and has two children.

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