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Richards is the founder and driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP)--which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services, the Indieverse Resource Library (IRL)--a free online eLibrary for Indie authors and readers who wish to obtain information and guidance on a variety of book-related topics and services, the Indieverse Newsletter--a community-based, up-to-date resource for Indie authors and readers, and the #IndieBookParade--a promotional vehicle which brings Indie authors and readers together in celebration of various holidays throughout the year. Richards is also the founder of the Indie Fabs--a team of authors who are equally dedicated to offering free assistance, guidance, and support to Indie (independent) authors with the aim of building strong bonds of cooperation and fellowship within the Indie community. Richards has been a member of various author venues, such as the Authors Den, the Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), The International Women's Writing Guild (IWWG), and various writing groups since 2016.
In November 2016, Richards was nominated "Top Female Author" by TheAuthorsShow.com. In April 2017, she received a nomination for "Author of the Year" in the Indie Author Books 2016 Readers' Choice Awards. In 2017, Richards was voted Best Fantasy Reviewer in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards. She received a nomination for the Liebster Award for her IHIBRP Book Review Blog in July 2018. In May 2019, Richards was presented with the Inspiring Muse Award--A personal achievement award bestowed on individuals who are excellent examples of different aspects of the creative community, or of humanity in general.
Richards' multi-award-winning debut novel, "Miriamne the Magdala"--Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Golden Quill Award--was published in 2015 after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by an insurmountable love, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape. "The First Christmas: A Yeshua and Miri Novel Series Short"--released in December 2017-received a Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award from Book Squirrel Blog for Best Holiday Themed Novel for 2018, and her upcoming sequel, "Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road", is currently in production for publication in 2020.
Richards' fantasy short story, "The Dragon's Heir", was included in a multi-award-winning adult fairy tale anthology called "Once Upon a Fabulous Time" that was published in December 2017. In November 2018, Richards expanded on this short story when she completed her first two fantasy novels--"The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon's Heir Trilogy Book 1", which was released in May, 2019, and "The Sorceress' Vengeance: The Dragon's Heir Trilogy Book 2", released August 5, 2019--during her participation in NaNoWriMo2018 (National Novel Writing Month). In May 2019, "The Curse of the Dragon Stone" was selected as Top Shelf Magazine's Indie Book Cover Award in the category of Ebook Fiction. While Richards works to complete "Magic Awakens: The Dragon's Heir Trilogy Book 3" for release in Winter, 2019, she is also developing several other multi-genre novel series' including her epic Heaven's Guard Series, a Mystery series, a Sci-Fi series, and a number of illustrated books for children.
Richards is also a regular contributor to several Indie news magazine publications, including Indie Publishing News and Golden Box Books Magazine. Her books have been featured in Reader's Choice Magazine (2016-18), Reality Bites Magazine (2017-18), Golden Box Books' All About Love 2018 Valentine's Day publication, Books Go Social's 2018 Your Secret Library Holiday Magazine, and Top Shelf Magazine's Featured Indie Discoveries (May 2019).
Richards is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband of 35-years, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her three rambunctious but lovable pups, Monty, Ayden, and Spirit.
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"The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series is a historical-fiction novel series that follows Jesus and Mary Magdalene during the so called "missing years" and throughout their lives. The introductory novel, "Miriamne the Magdala", explores the deeply personal relationship between twelve year old Miriamne and her long lost cousin Yeshua bar Joseph. Their tale begins with an unexpected reunion of two Jewish Houses and goes on to explain how a family brought together by a seeming circumstance is ultimately tied together by Destiny. When a family tragedy strikes, and Yeshua and Miri are placed in a dangerous situation, heavenly forces intervene and a divine legacy that must be kept secret to all but their closest family members is revealed.
From the time of his familys return from Egypt to Nazareth, Yeshua has grown up shunned and reviled by the townsfolk of his step-father Josephs home village. Questions surrounding the authenticity of his parentage along with the strange and unpredictable supernatural powers that seem to control Yeshua have the people of the tiny backwater town suspicious and frightened.
When Yeshuas mother, Mary, sends a letter to her dearest cousin pleading for help for her gravely ill husband, Miriamnes mother, Salome, instantly responds. Soon, Salome and her husband, Micah along with their three children: Martha, Miriamne, and Lazarus set out for Nazareth on a mission of mercy. During the familys stay, an old but avid argument causes major upset, especially for young Yeshua who loses control of His staggering powers. As a result of the calamity, the angry townsfolk pounce on the opportunity to band together with their rabbi and the Elders Council to banish Yeshua from Nazarethforever.
Once Yeshua is forced to relocate from his familys home to his cousins huge country estate near Sepphoris, the developing friendship between him and Miriamne flourishes. But just when things seem so hopeful, a sudden turn of events causes Yeshua to choose between taking His own action to avoid a terrible tragedy and His obligation to obey His Heavenly Fathers wishes.
When an astonished Miriamne learns of Yeshuas true identity and His Mission on this earth, she must then decide whether to continue her relationship with Him or risk losing Him to His Fate. The pressure reaches a breaking point when Miriamnes wealthy uncle, Joseph bar Abram, and his Caravaneers arrive for a family visit, and Yeshua is presented with a rare opportunity that will take Him far, far away from her . . . quite possibly forever. It is then that Yeshua must make a life-altering decisionwhether to follow His heart or fulfill His Destiny.
"The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series" sequentially includes the following five novels:
"Miriamne the Magdala" released in April, 2015
* "Yeshua the Christ"
* "Thomas the Twin"
* "Mark the Scribe"
* "Princess Sarah"
* Publication dates to be announced.
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