ABOUT

I hope my stories inspire you to consider that there’s more to reality than what we perceive with our five senses. To let yourself accept what you sometimes suspect.

RICHARD ROBERTS’ education in psychology and 25-year career in Marketing focused on understanding how people think.

 

He brought this experience to bear in his debut novel, TUNING IN, the first in a three-book series published by Highcrest Books.

 

An award-winning author, longtime yogi and meditator, he lives with his son and daughter in Marin County, California.

Jon Gunnarson never meant to transform humanity.

 

He just wanted a normal life. A life where he doesn’t absorb other people’s emotions, lose himself and have to live like a hermit.

So he jumps at the chance to help develop a scam telepathy app because it will get him to Bhutan, where he hopes an old friend will teach him how to disconnect.

 

Sure, he has to work with Ella, a neuroscientist he’s falling in love with, and Venn, a fraudulent Marketer who’s wanted by the FBI. But Jon’s had a lifetime of practice at pulling away and he figures he can handle it while he learns how to manage his condition.

 

The problem is, working with others is the least of his worries. Because Jon and Ella unwittingly trigger the onset of mass telepathy. And, as if that isn't enough, they must run for their lives when they discover a way that Venn can avoid arrest.

 

But how will they escape someone who can read their minds?

Buy Tuning In on Amazon.

Finalist,

Thriller & Suspense

Forward Reviews

Winner: Science Fiction

American Fiction Awards, 2018

"A very enjoyable, thought-provoking read with a sprinkle of action, a little helping of romance, and a good chunk of suspense."

                               -Readers' Favorite Official Review

"Roberts delivers a commendable series launch..."

                               -KIRKUS REVIEWS 

"...truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate."

        -National Indie Excellence Awards

 

REVIEWS

"Roberts delivers a commendable series launch..."

 

"...moves briskly as it carefully molds its characters"

 

"...the book’s most impressive trait is its surprising moments of profundity"

KIRKUS REVIEWS

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"TUNING IN truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work."

National Indie Excellence Awards

"Bravo!

The prose and dialogue are quite professional, and we like the premise of the novel. An especially fine job describing the non-physical settings of characters' psyches."

 

 

Amazon Kindle Scout

Editorial Team

 

"What a book! ...brings you to the edge of possibility and makes you wonder, What IF??"

Mia Hines

5-star Amazon Review

"FIVE STARS. A very enjoyable, thought-provoking read with a sprinkle of action, a little helping of romance, and a good chunk of suspense."

-Readers' Favorite Official Review

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"I rarely see writing of this caliber come across my desk. TUNING IN is a complex, multi-genre story with a thoroughly unique plot that 'moves'. Fascinating and a true pleasure to read!"

 

 

Elizabeth Kracht, Editor and Agent at Kimberley Cameron & Associates

 

TUNING IN is a well-plotted story that’s both mind-bendingly strange and intimately human—a continuously surprising science-fiction/ psychological thriller about our relationship with our thoughts, with each other and even reality itself.

 

EVENTS

May

10

Launch Event

Book Passage

Corte Madera, CA

7pm

Aug

18

Left Coast Writers Club:

Discussion on TUNING IN  Book Passage

Corte Madera, CA

7pm

 

CONTACT

I love hearing from readers. 

richard @ richardhroberts.com 

 
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