On Parson's Creek

On Parson's Creek

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ISBN-13: 9781502346841
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/13/2014
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author

A former commune-dwelling, goat herding hippie and guitar picker turned tree planter, ski mechanic, illustrator, wood carver and carpenter; author Richard Sutton left college and hitch-hiked to New York in 1972 with forty dollars in his pocket and no preconceptions.

"There, I met my wife, worked in advertising and design until I was an empty, hollow shell, then ran a retail gallery, becoming an Indian Trader in 1985."

More travel followed along with a home in New Mexico. He finally saw the light of day and began to write fiction more or less full-time, in 1996.

An historical fiction/fantasy The Red Gate began it all in 2009, then a sequel, The Gatekeepers in 2010. 2011, saw the release of his first SciFi novella, Home, and Troll, a prehistoric-fantasy followed in 2012. 2014, Back to Santa Fe was released April 1st, writing as WT Durand and On Parson's Creek, a YA mystery was just released in October. He lives with his wife and their cats, raccoons and other fuzzy boarders in New York.

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ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by J. Aislynn d'Merricksson for Readers' Favorite On Parson's Creek by Richard Sutton is a story of mystery and intrigue, of myth and legend come to life, and of one boy's quest for the truth. Jack and his family have moved to a small town nestled in the forest at the feet of the Cascades. Being a curious young man, Jack goes exploring in the forest around his home and stumbles upon a long abandoned mining site. Intrigued by the history, Jack seeks to learn more, but what he finds doesn't at all match the 'official' story gleaned from old newspapers, interviews with townsfolk, and his own knowledge of steam engines. Determined to discover what really happened, Jack digs deeper and deeper. What he finds is something that defies rational explanation, at least as we know it. Jack is new to the area, a close-knit, rural community. Sutton did a wonderful job of portraying a young man trying to fit into a new school and make friends when he's seen as an outsider. This doesn't get easier when he starts snooping in things the locals don't like talking about. Jack doesn't find quite all the answers he's looking for, but then, that's how life really works, isn't it? And we, as the reader, are left with a bit of mystery and wonder for we've brushed against something that is perhaps better left in shadow and the dancing eddies of time. Sutton's On Parson's Creek pulled me in right from the beginning. I couldn't put it down. I felt as if I were right there with Jack as he went about his adventures. Great descriptions helped flesh the scenes out, making it easy to 'live the story.' I enjoyed it so much that I've added this delightful read to my class reading lists so my students have the option of choosing it for an assignment.