Media kit

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Downloadable author photos

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Downloadable book cover photos

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Upcoming events

  • Hub City Comic Convention, August 23-25: Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane, Lubbock, Texas. In addition to signing books on authors row throughout the weekend, Rick will host a panel called “Picking up the pace” on Saturday, Aug. 24, from noon to 12:45 p.m. in room 103, then participate in an ask the authors panel on Saturday from 4 to 4:45 p.m. in Room 108.
  • Bouchercon 2019, October 31-November 3: Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion Blvd., Dallas, Texas. Rick will be participating in the New Author Breakfast at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2.

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

  • 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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