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Join Richard Stephenson, author of the dystopian thriller, Collapse, as he tours the blogosphere May 6 - May 31, 2013 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!



America is falling, ready to join the Roman Empire as a distant memory in the annals of history. The year is 2027. Tired and desperate, the American people are deep in the middle of The Second Great Depression. The Florida coastline is in ruins from the most powerful hurricane on record; a second just like it is bearing down on the state of Texas. For the first time in history, the Middle East has united as one and amassed the most formidable army the world has seen since the Third Reich. A hidden army of terrorists is on American soil. This is the story of three men: Howard Beck, the world’s richest man, also diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Richard Dupree, ex-Navy SEAL turned escaped convict. Maxwell Harris, a crippled, burned out Chief of Police of a small Texas town. At first they must fight for their own survival against impossible odds. Finally, the three men must band together to save their beloved country from collapse.






Richard Stephenson was born in 1975 in Denison, TX and spent his childhood in North Texas. In 1992, he graduated high school after only three years. He then pursued his degree at Oklahoma Christian University, once again accomplishing the task in three years. Richard then married his best friend before going off to basic training to be a military policeman with the US Army. With his new wife joining the adventure, they spent the next four years at Fort Polk, LA and had two children.

Just before his son turned five, Richard and his wife were told that their oldest child had Asperger's Syndrome. Nine years later, Richard's son would become the inspiration for the character of Howard Beck.

After leaving the armed forces, Richard continued his law enforcement career in the federal sector and has been with the Department of Justice for eleven years.

Richard enjoys many things. He reads constantly with the thanks of his trusty iPad. When he can find the time, he can be found playing Mass Effect, Fallout: New Vegas, or Modern Warfare 2. When a friend or a friend of friend needs a computer fixed, Richard is on the case

You can view his website at

His latest book is the dystopian thriller, Collapse.

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Collapse Virtual Book Publicity Tour Schedule


Monday, May 6 - Book featured at The Book Connection

Wednesday, May 8 - Interviewed at Examiner

Friday, May 10 - Character interview at You Gotta Read

Monday, May 13 - Guest blogging at Janna Shay

Tuesday, May 14 - Guest blogging at Working for the Mandroid

Wednesday, May 15 - Book featured at Cheryl's Book Nook

Friday, May 17 - Interviewed at Digital Journal

Tuesday, May 21 - Guest blogging at The Top Shelf

Thursday, May 23 - Interviewed at Yahoo Voices

Friday, May 24 - Interviewed at Review From Here

Monday, May 27 - First chapter reveal at My Devotional Thoughts

Tuesday, May 28 - Book featured at My Cozie Corner

Wednesday, May 29 - Book featured at Authors and Readers Book Corner

Thursday, May 30 - Interviewed at Literal Exposure

Friday, May 31 - Book reviewed at The Top Shelf

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