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About Richard Flores IV

Richard Flores IV is a Science Fiction and Fantasy Author who has been writing off and on since childhood. A transplant from Northern California, Richard now calls the Western Washington home. He lives just outside of Seattle with his wife and three boys.

Richard has worked a wide range of careers. In High School he wanted nothing more than to be an architect. He loved the creative aspect of designing homes, but the math was little too much for him. His next career choice came by accident when he was talked into volunteering at the local police department. He studied Administration of Justice throughout college. But, despite his dream he has spent his career working in physical security. He still works a day job with a local power utilty, but he now lives out his new dream to be a writer.

Richard first found a love of science fiction in High School. He hated most of the English reading assignments, but when told he had to read Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he fell in love with the genre. After that he never looked back. Aside from Science Fiction and Fantasy, Richard enjoys reading action and suspense novels.

When he is not reading or writing, Richard enjoys watching movies. He is a huge San Jose Sharks fan and spend most of the hockey season in front of the TV. He also enjoys hiking in one of the many Washington State Parks near his home. He also has a love for video games, especially Lara Croft and the Tomb Raider franchise.

Richard welcomes contact from his fans in a variety of ways including social media, email, and blog comments.

AWARDS:

2014: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 Fiction Magazine/e-zine for Plasma Frequency
2014: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 Fiction Magazine/e-zine Editor
2013: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 Fiction Magazine/e-zine for Plasma Frequency
2013: Orangeberry Book Tours Hall of Fame Finalist for Dissolution of Peace
2012: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 SF&F Novel for Dissolution of Peace
2011: Preditors and Editors Reader's Poll - Top 10 SF&F Short Story for "Death Watch"

Top 5 Books

1. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

2. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

3. Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein

4. The Grimoire Saga by S. M. Boyce

5. The Split Worlds series by Emma Newman

Top 5 Video Games

1. Any thing Lara Croft

2. Planet Coaster

3. Quantum Break

4. Perfect Dark

5. Madden Football

Top 5 TV Shows

1. Doctor Who

2. Game of Thrones

3. 24

4. Kim Possible

5. Phineas and Ferb