D L Richardson


D L Richardson is a writer of speculative fiction. Her favorite authors influence her to write: Dean Koontz, Stephen King and Anne Rice. She wanted to be a musician first but decided writing had better hours. She wants to be as prolific as her favorite authors and she loves meeting readers and sharing her writing tips with other authors. When she's not writing she's reading, killing weeds in the garden, walking the dog, or apologizing to her piano and guitar for neglecting them.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. I have three brothers and one sister. At one time in our house there were five kids, two parents, three dogs, three mice, one bird, and one cat. My house was always noisy, messy, crowded, and there was no privacy. These factors are a huge influence on why I jumped feet first into the world of fiction, first as a reader and then as a writer.
When did you first start writing?
I know this sounds corny, but I used to write plays and songs when I was eight. I don't count this as the first moment I started writing, but it does explain why I never followed through with any of the other subjects I was good at in school, like maths and science.

I left school and helped form a rock band, where I played bass guitar and wrote all the lyrics. In 1996, I realised I didn't want to continue pursuing a music career so I quit and I immediately began writing, both short stories and novels though I would usually get to chapter 3 of the novel and stop. It took a few years to complete my first novel and submit it to publishers and a few more years after that to get published.
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Where to find D L Richardson online

Where to buy in print


Orbital - a collection of sci-fi stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,570. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Four short stories by the author of Welcome to the Apocalypse series about time travel, off world battles, space pirates, and genetic engineerings.
Welcome to the Apocalypse - CyberNexis (Book 2)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,000. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The Apocalypse Games was meant to be fun, but the computer malfunctioned, trapping players inside. Now they're out but the world is changed. The cities are on lockdown, transport is limited, communication is gone. If they thought the game was tough to survive, outside is worse, because there's no Game Over. And worse, there's something happening to the people that's sending them primal.
Welcome to the Apocalypse - Pandora (Book 1)
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 106,030. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
100 players find themselves trapped in a virtual game of apocalypses. With no clue as to why, or any clue as to how long their simulation pods will last, they fight to survive. But what if the actions they take to survive haunt them after the game is over? How far should they go?
Poison in the Pond
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 29,740. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Karen Malcolm escapes with her life after a week of being held hostage in her own home by a mad man named Cain. He gets life behind bars and she gets a second chance as the future wife of Doctor Tyler Carlisle and mother of his young daughter Jess. But Karen can't escape the nightmare that follows when Cain contacts her from prison to beg forgiveness, getting caught up in web of madness.
The Bird With The Broken Wing
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 49,630. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
When mortals make mistakes, they're forgiven. When angels make mistakes, they're forsaken. In this haunting and heartwarming tale, guardian angel Rachael finds herself trapped in Purgatory with Ben Taylor, a young soldier with a secret that's driving him insane. Desperate to see him ascend into Heaven she breaks the rules about becoming involved and keeping her identity a secret.
Resident Spy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,250. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After receiving life-saving organ donations, Ethan, Florida, and Jake are on track to getting their old lives back when they're kidnapped by a man who believes in Feedback – the theory that organs retain the memories of the donor host. During interrogation they begin to hear voices, telling them information they can’t possibly know. But listening to this inner voice could get them killed.
One Little Spell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Ruby Parker isn't a witch, she's a singer in an all-girl band. But when she dies in a car crash, she becomes desperate to return from the afterlife to be with her boyfriend, Leo Culver, and uses magic to do so. Everyone except Ruby knows that magic comes at a price. She makes a mess of things and when the chance comes to undo the past, she's not sure how far back she should go to save young love.

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