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Randy Attwood

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CollectionsYour library (49)


TagsNavajo (1), native american (1), travel (1), mystery (1), fiction (1) — see all tags

MediaBook (49), Paper Book (37), Ebook (12)

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About meI grew up on the grounds of Larned State Hospital, where my father was its dentist. That was interesting. I went to The University of Kansas during the tumultuous 1960s. That was interesting, too. For the first half of my adult career I worked in newspaper journalism. You couldn't call that boring. I won my share of honors, twice winning the award for investigative reporting from the William Allen White School of Journalism at KU. For the second half of my career I was Director of University Relations at The University of Kansas Medical Center. There were some boring times, but the exciting episodes made up for it. I retired at the end of 2010 from The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, where I was its media relations officer. You see, my degree from KU was not in journalism, but in art history. Unfortunately, my father died when I was 21 so I couldn't make him eat his words about that art history degree not being worth anything. I've had stints living in Italy and in Japan.

During all this time I've been putting words on paper, creating fiction. My works don't fit into neat genres, unless that rather new genre "quirky" applies. And each work is quirky in its own way. What that means for me is that in each work is evidence of a deep search within myself. Sometimes it's scary what you find in there.

I'm semi-retired now in Kansas City, keeping busy with a lot of things, among them promoting my fiction and creating new works. That search within yourself never ends.

About my libraryMy collection goes back to my high school days in the 1960s. I grew up in Larned, Kansas, and the local drug store was our source of paperback books. I knew the day the salesman would come in to bring new titles. Fu Manchu, James Bond, Philip K. Dick. I've been an eclectic reader ever since. I like an author I try to get everything. Love MacDonald's Travis McGee series, Adam Hall's Quiller series and all of Remarque's works and much more.

GroupsHobnob with Authors, LibraryThing Gatherings and Meetups, Mystery and Suspense Extra!, Need A Book?, Science Fiction Fans, The Three Fictioneers, Writer's Brag and Rag Bag, Writer-readers

Favorite authorsKathy Hepinstall (Shared favorites)


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Real nameRandy Attwood

LocationKansas City

Account typepublic, lifetime

URLs /profile/randyattwood (profile)
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Member sinceJul 18, 2011

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