Richard Cross Makes His Mark in the Publishing World with a Brand New Humorous Fiction About an out-of-the-Ordinary Reunion of Friends in “The Wyoming Project”

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Author Debuts with Hilarious Fiction that Redefines “Friend” and Fun

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The 2:00 a.m. caller needs fifty dollars cash personally delivered to them in the middle of Wyoming, in the middle of winter, as soon as possible, and this person delivers it with a heartfelt smile on the face and no questions asked. That is how author Richard Cross deftly describes “friend”—better known as a Wyoming Friend—in his newly published novel, The Wyoming Project.

The Wyoming Project is a story with a most intriguing cast of characters: Bad Elvis, Pirate, Smoke, Hippie, Zoomer, Mia, Starlet, and the middle-aged, eccentric, and perhaps crazed institution icon, Uncle Rich. This wonderfully witty tall tale illuminates the paths of their lives lived, living, and to be lived with all roads leading to The Macadamia Ranch, Wind River, Wyoming.

Invoking sandlot rules from days gone by, Uncle Rich issues a write to his closest friends, The Electric Seven requesting a most vital formal gathering. To insure no one even dare attempt to back out of this compulsory conclave, he enlists the help of his reluctant nephew Jimmy, an ex-Army logistics specialist, to covertly manipulate the schedules of the eclectic group and to hand deliver summons to each. Jimmy is unaware that he is the focal point of his uncle’s carefully crafted plan.

With its endearing plot, uproarious scenes and dialogues, not to mention a nostalgic soundtrack featuring Sir Elton John, James Taylor, Queen, Bee Gees, The Rolling Stones, et. al., The Wyoming Project is a book that readers will find hard to put down. Cross surely knows how to deliver important lessons on family and friendship, while delivering one punchline after another.

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About the Author
Richard Cross is a lifelong resident of Sandy Springs, Georgia where he lives with his wife and daughter. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia—Class of 1981. As symbolic inspiration for The Wyoming Project, he chose the cover photo after it first appeared in the August 2010 edition of National Geographic. The photo of a lone twisted limber pine at rose color sunset was taken on the shoulder of the Continental Divide at the Wind River Reservation, Shoshone Arapaho, Wyoming by Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Jack Dykinga.

The Wyoming Project * by Richard Cross
Publication Date: 10/18/2012
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 278 pages; 978-1-4797-2796-4
Trade Hardback; $29.99; 278 pages; 978-1-4797-2797-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-2798-8

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