Did You Hear That?!?

In a sea of beautiful words about my new book, Endings, some of the most trenchant came from the narrator of the audiobook version, the very talented and accomplished Jennifer Wren Pickens. It was on Twitter (so it must be true) but Jennifer wrote: Endings is fantastic. It’s a thriller to be sure. It’s also a meditation on loss and redemption and the media, and it made me cry! And, to that point, no one Read more…

Jungle Red Endings

On Friday, Endings and I were featured on “Jungle Red Writers,” a blog hosted by seven “smart and sassy” crime fictionists, including the magnificent Hallie Ephron who early on gave Endings a blurb so lovely and succinct, it has been featured… everywhere. (See left.) Leading into my blog posted, Ephron writes: A few months ago I had the great good luck to be asked to consider blurbing Linda L. Richards‘s thriller, ENDINGS. I said I would Read more…

Off the Cuff: Interview

Today I’m off the cuff with my friend Dietrich Kalteis, a wonderful writer who, as it turns out, had a hand in the beginnings of Endings. From the interview on Kalteis’ blog: ‘And you said, “Well, that isn’t the book, Linda. It’s about her redemption.” I can still hear your voice: as though you were stating the obvious. And I swear, Dietrich, I had one of those filmic moments. You know when everything kind of Read more…

Diamonds and Rogue Women

I am so delighted today to be the guest blogger at Rogue Women Writers, where I talk about my new novel Endings. International bestseller Gayle Lynds is one of the driving forces behind that blog and I was gratified when, after I’d asked her to read the book in manuscript form with an eye to blurbing it, she not only gave me a killer blurb, she told me to be sure to remind her when Read more…

Newsletter Online

Someone just pointed out to me that the newsletter I created celebrating the launch of Endings and an award shortlist for Return From Extinction isn’t accessible from my web site. An oversight on my part, but you can see that newsletter here.

Endings by Linda L. Richards

Nice Ladies Killing People

Did you ever wonder about how a nice lady ends up writing about a nice lady who ends up killing people for money? That story is at “The Rap Sheet” today. This part cracks me up: Now before we really begin, understand this: I am as close to a pacifist as you are likely to meet. More: even though I live in Phoenix these days, I am Canadian. That means I don’t have to pretend Read more…

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…

Endings by Linda L. Richards

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…

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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