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The author lives with his wife in NY and in NM, and pursues salt-water sailing, acoustic guitar and Celtic research. They also operate an online business in American Indian Arts and, of course, work on new book ideas.

Background Information

Our family business, since 1985 has been trading and retail in the American Indian arts, primarily Southwestern cultures.  Indigenous cultures world wide, have an amazing resilience and ability to endure despite the most repressive conditions imposed by more "advanced" occupiers.  This has been the norm since we emerged to find the ice melting!  I try to reveal characters in whom this interplay and struggle is evident, in my writing. 

Another important influence is my mixed, Irish/Anglo heritage, and the traditions of the pre-Christian Celtic cultures -- many surprisingly "modern" in their justice and treatment of women and minorities, property ownership, government, and appreciation of the arts.  Celtic culture once stretched from the Silk Road, across Russia all the way to the Emerald Isle, and vestiges of it still endure in all the places it has touched.  Something that widespread, with life still in it, must have had a few things right and those things are the subjects I deal with in my work. 

Today, I think we have a sad tendency to forget the lessons our ancestors learned the hard way.  The idea that man has existed on the planet for more than a million years, yet only the last 4000 or so are considered important -- worthy of preservation and study, is ridiculous. We will need to search backwards in our history if we expect to continue to move forward.

Favorite Writers:

Charles Dickens, Joseph Conrad, James Joyce,

John Irving, J.R.R. Tolkien, Larry McMurtry, Annie Proulx,

And, of course, Tony Hillerman and Rudolpho Anaya

Birth Place
San Rafael, CA USA

Made my 57th birthday before publishing my first novel, The Red Gate, in 2009 to good review. I have also won rowboat races, as well as art and music competitions when I was younger and more competitive. I'm currently also a columnist on an Indie-Author/Publisher site and usually have a couple of WIPs in the cooker.

Additional Information

The Gatekeepers, the sequel to The Red Gate has been released and is available on in print and on in eBook formats. Distribution will be handled by Ingram, for booksellers and institutional buyers.

Contact Information
Saille Tales
223 Wall Street #145 
Huntington NY 11743   USA
Contact Author: Richard Sutton
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Amazon Author Page
Amazon's author information page including links to my books.

Established online writers community. I use the user id: RL Sutton

Saille Tales
This is my website and blog for written works, bio, etc. and news of upcoming releases!

I write a design column for Indie Authors on Publetariat under the banner "The Indie Curmudgeon" Join us for my crusty comments and suggestions for marketing your own work.

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