Media kit

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Downloadable author photos

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Downloadable book cover photos

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Upcoming events

  • Canadian Fall Foliage Festival, Oct. 19: Canadian River Walking Bridge, Canadian, Texas. Rick will be selling and signing books as part of the Scenes on the River exhibition at the festival.
  • Texas Book Festival, Oct. 26-27: Texas State Capitol Grounds, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin, Texas. Rick will be signing books from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Black Rose Writing table in Tent 4. He is also scheduled to sell and sign books at the Writers’ League of Texas table in Tent 3. That date/time is TBA.
  • Bouchercon 2019, October 31-November 3: Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas. Rick will be participating in the New Author Breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, in the Landmark A room. He will be signing copies of DEEP BACKGROUND and giving away samples of his new novel, LET THE GUILTY PAY (scheduled for release July 4, 2020, by Fawkes Press). He will also be attending other events throughout the weekend.

The basics

  • Full name: Richard Derias Treon IV
  • Age: 33
  • Born in: Mesa, Arizona
  • Hometown: Stinnett, Texas


Did you know?

  • To research his second novel, LET THE GUILTY PAY, Rick worked as a welder’s helper on a pipeline crew in Oklahoma and Texas for four months in 2018
  • As a child living in Maine, Rick won the Canadian indoor archery national championship
  • Rick shot a hole-in-one at the Phillips Municipal Golf Course
  • Rick’s reporting has been picked up by national outlets such as The Today Show (NBC) and Sports Illustrated


  • Intern and reporter for Fort Worth Star-Telegram (2008-2009)
  • Reporter and online editor for Amarillo Globe-News (2009-2014)
  • City Editor/Managing Editor of Amarillo Globe-News (2017-2018)
  • Managing Editor of The Kerrville Daily Times (2018)

Other journalism contributions

  • “Reality Check” column runs monthly in Amarillo Magazine
  • The Associated Press
  • Big If True (nonprofit news organization)
  • Dallas Morning News
  • ESPN


  • Earned Bachelor of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin (2004-2008)
  • Served as reporter and editor for UT’s student newspaper, The Daily Texan (2004-2008)

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