Endings

PW Starred Review

With Endings’ publication date zooming towards us, it was super fun to get word of the first review for this book. It was especially nice since it was a lovely mention: a Starred Review in Publishers Weekly, no less. The highlight for me? This line: “Richards combines a damaged protagonist readers will root for with a twisted, whiplash-fast plot filled with layers of moral ambiguity. This harrowing tale of love, loss, and the value of Read more…

Back in the Saddle

Other than event updates, I have not maintained this blogspace. My bad. You know how it goes: you don’t do something for a while, then restarting becomes a seemingly insurmountable chore. Suddenly it’s just bigger than you are. Plus there’s just always so much to do. But here’s the rub: suddenly I just have so very much I want to share with you! Since last we spoke (ahem) I’ve had a new book come out Read more…

How to Train Your Dragon Wins “Fight Against Stupidity”

Philosophy Now has named Cressida Cowell’s How to Train Your Dragon books as an effective weapon against stupidity. It is the first time the award has been bestowed on an author of books for children. From The Guardian: Given in the past to recipients including Noam Chomsky, Raymond Tallis and Ben Goldacre, the prize was established by the magazine to honour individuals who have made “an outstanding contribution to combating poor reasoning, unexamined assumptions and entrenched Read more…

Trend Spotting: You Saw it Here First

Pantone’s color of the year for 2015 is Marsala. “Much like the fortified wine that gives Marsala its name, this tasteful hue embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness.” I’m not making this up. Here’s proof.

Linda L. Richards

Author & Journalist

Linda L. Richards is a journalist, photographer and the author of 15 books, including three series of novels featuring strong female protagonists. She is the former publisher of Self-Counsel Press and the founder and publisher of January Magazine.

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