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Background Information

Robert Ferrier worked 30 years as a research administrator at a major university before retiring to devote more time to writing. A 25-year cancer survivor, Robert is a Hospice Volunteer. He loves to read fiction. His favorite authors include Gary Paulsen, Cynthia Rylant, Philip Pullman, Louis Sachar, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tony Hillerman, Elmore Leonard, Tom Wolfe and J. K. Rowling.
Recently Robert has published poems appearing in Oklahoma Today, Mid-America Poetry Review, Blood & Thunder, Crosstimbers, Westview, Metro Library Magazine, The Raintown Review and Möbius. In 2006 Robert was a nominee for Oklahoma Poet Laureate.
Robert lives in Oklahoma with his wife.          

Accomplishments

I've presented poetry workshops, written feature articles in regional publications, taught fiction techniques at a writing conference and have spoken to groups on electronic publishing. "Dear Mr. Kapps" has been selected as one of the three best e-books for 2000 by The McQuark Review. In 2006 I was one of 13 poets nominated for Oklahoma Poet Laureate.

Additional Information

My novel, "Dear Mr. Kapps," the story of a teenage boy's struggle to survive cancer, received a 3 1/2 star review in Inscriptions, an E-zine for writers and the publishing industry. Interview at Twilight Times E-Zine: http://www.twilighttimes.com/rFerrier_7a.html

Favorite Links

The Exhibitionist
An independent literary e-zine.

The Dante Dreams
An ongoing series of written and audio poems related to Dante's Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise.






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