My name is R. Frederick Riddle. I am an author of several books, including my newest So You Want to Write?, as well as Christian fiction. I wrote my first book in 2003 and have written several since then.
I am also a marketeer. I owned Christian Writ Bookstore which was moderately successful but had to be shut down when we went 24/7 care of my mother-in-law. Later I owned the R Frederick Riddle Bookstore until last year when we formed T&R Independent Books. Eventually we closed it and are now going a different direction as Amazon Associates. Currently we have a link to Jerry Jenkins books and will be adding others in the future.
The training I have had as an author and book seller has been teamed with my wife Tress (aka Teresa), who has a masters degree in business plus corporate experience. Soon she will also be an author.
Tress early on desired to have her own business and now that has happened (she is co-owner and President). She brings to the job not only her masters degree but numerous years of working in the corporate scene. She was consistently regarded as an informed and hard working team player. Now as president, she looks to the future.
All in all, we are excited about the future of T&R Independent Books. Personally, I am also excited about this blog, which is devoted to helping others who either want to write or are writing. It will cover a variety of items that fall under the categories of Writing, Publishing, and Marketing.