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Perri Roux (pen name for Pamela Richardson) grew up in North American suburbia, with her heart firmly entrenched in France. Her first novel, The War Around the Corner, was workshopped at Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Her second novel, Tano Chere, was shortlisted in the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. Her short story, The Blank Family Quirkiness, was Semi-finalist for the Able Muse Write Prize for Fiction and was published in The Write City e-zine.
Her latest work is Pot-Au-Fou, a series of adventures that blend humor, mystery, fantasy, fashion, food, nature, and all things French (think Chocolat meets The Thin Man, with nods to Colette and P. G. Wodehouse). The first book in this series, Eye in the Sky, garnered a partial scholarship to the 2012 Summer Literary Seminar, Lithuania.
The lyrics of Perri's composition, "Tipton's Vein of Silver", were published in Mr. Tambourine Man: The Life and Legacy of The Byrds' Gene Clark, by John Einarson (2005, Backbeat Books). in 2014, Perri contributed a recipe to Written in Our Hearts, a cookbook to benefit the Davy Jones Equine Memorial Fund.
Works in progress include the next entry for Pot-Au-Fou, a sequel to Tano Chere, and a graphic novel about a Belle Époque time traveler and her pet fox (expanding on her 2009 chapbook, The Time Traveler's Primer). Memberships include the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP), and the Chicago Writers Association.
Perri lives in Chicago with her husband, assorted cats, one dog, a dashing rooster, and two French hens. The choice of a pen name was driven by SEO: The search results for Perri's birth name frequently include nonfiction writers, legal professionals, and variations on the novel Pamela by Samuel Richardson.