"By shining a light on how we gave in to our darkest urges when McCarthyism ran hot and trust ran cold, Richen artfully illustrates both the human cost of fear and the power of hope"
Author of The Skin Kadash and Ruby Jane Whitaker Mysteries, County Line, Day One and Chasing Smoke
"In the pages of Scapegoat there is the ring of truth from a seldom heard voice-the young. The actions of Gilbert and his school friends underscore the folly of adults at their worst- and their courage when seen at their best. We should all remember that the impact of our passions reach deep into the young ears and minds around us. Highly recommended.
Author of The Banner County Trilogy: Laughland, The Weight of the Journey, and All That Glitters
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You can join me as we explore fear and power, greed and human need in my short stories and novels, articles, interviews and essays. Using family relationships and the backdrop of historical events, I write to bring focus to the themes that drive our human race. My fiction is written for adults and young adults from the perspective of youth. The characters in these stories face a confusing world of hypocrisy and courageous honesty. The humor, friendships, and caring they bring to these situations help them forge new solutions to age-old problems.