A. H. Richardson is a former actress and musician who now enjoys pursuing her literary passions as an author. According to the author's website, she published her debut novel Jorie and the Magic Stones in December 2014. At the request of those who loved the first ‘Jorie’ story, Richardson has written a sequel titled Jorie and the Gold Key, and she is currently working on the third book in the series.
Jorie and the Magic Stones is the first book in a new chapter book series that follows one heroic nine-year-old girl on an unforgettable adventure. Children everywhere are loving this adventurous tale of Jorie and Rufus, two orphans from very different walks of life, who meet by chance and discover a mystic book about dragons, that soon leads them on a quest through a magical world unlike anything either of them have ever experienced…
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How long have you been writing?
I have been writing on-and-off since I was a teenager, however, only writing seriously in the last four years. I wrote as a youngster because I just loved it, and felt that expression in the written word was a wonderful way to write of feelings and impressions, and then I found that I had all sorts of delicious characters playing around in my head, all of whom wanted to jump into a book and become immortalized.
What is your most recent literary/artistic project?
My most recent project is the third detective story using the talents of Hazlitt/Brandon, my two sleuths, fun and exciting who-dun-its (I am told), this follows in the footsteps of two earlier detective stories. To boot, MURDER IN LITTLE SHENDON, then ACT ONE, SCENE ONE ... MURDER then MURDER AT SERENITY FARM. The last one having just emerged. I am nearing completion of JORIE AND THE RIVER OF FIRE, the third in the series of the 'JORIE' stories. That is a total of six projects.
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write? Difficult to answer that really ... I get an idea which starts 'cooking' and then I simply HAVE to write it down, and from there it gallops along, with my running along behind it trying to keep up!
Who’s your favorite author and why?
There are many authors that I admire, but I am somewhat 'old school', and have a special love for W. Somerset Maugham (what a marvelous writer)… I also love Austen, and the Bronte sisters, AND Charles Dickens, and Agatha Christie, she could spin a great yarn!
What advice can you give to other authors or writers?
Advice to other authors? Simple ... keep doing it ... don't give up... be true to who you are ... don't copy anyone ... not need, you are unique. Iron out some of the wrinkles, and learn to finish something, that's most important, have some confidence. Best advice I know -- if you want it, you will get it.
Where can readers go to find out more information about your work?
To learn more, go to https://ahrichardson.com/
Or you can connect with me on Twitter and Goodreads.