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


Earth Quarantined (Earth Quarantined Book 1)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,280. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
After a deadly virus almost wiped out mankind, Earth is placed under quarantine by the alien race who brought peace to the planet. But is peace worth our freedom?
The Shivers Novellas Vol 1-3
Price: $4.77 USD. Words: 90,770. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Inspired by 'Tales from the Crypt' comics the Shivers novellas are exactly that - stories to send shivers down your spine. Scare not splatter. Ghosts, not gore. More thrill, less kill. Suspense not slash. The Shivers Novellas are all standalone titles and can be read in any order. Three novellas in one collection: Karen Malcolm escapes with her life after a week of being held hostage in her own h
Welcome to the Apocalypse - Books 1 to 3
Price: $8.97 USD. Words: 313,390. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Binge the whole series now. An original take on the post-apocalyptic genre, mixing elements of sci-fi, horror, and action into an entertaining thriller. Over 100 players enter a virtual world to play a game – survive 24 hours of their chosen apocalypse. Instead of game over at the end, they’re plunged straight into another game, and then another.
Welcome to the Apocalypse - Primal Scream (Book 3)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,320. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
The Event that caused the virtual game to malfunction has plunged the world into icy darkness. Technology is gone, food is scarce and while many survivors have settled into evacuation centers, many more have not. From the very beginning, the player’s goal was to get home,yet they will face a harsh reality. Their lives are changed forever. And home is where they least expect to find it.
Danger in the Dirt
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,960. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Inspired by 'Tales from the Crypt' comics - Elijah Brooks has lost his home, his job, and his girlfriend. Desperate to get his luck back on track, he recreates his grandfather's traveling Wild West show. But three show hands have disappeared and a strange beast made of dirt is responsible. Can Elijah stop the beast, or will it be a case of the show must go on, even if the show is cursed?
Evil in the Embers
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,090. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Jenny Abercrombie returns to Horseshoe Bay after a fifteen year absence to recreate photos from her summers growing up there. Soon, ghostly images appear in her photos. She doesn't know that her presence is awakening ghosts who have secrets to share and Jenny is quickly caught in the middle of a ghostly battle for revenge. And what will happen now if the ghosts don't get their revenge?
Space Junk - 4 Short Sci-Fi Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,340. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Four short sci-fi 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: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,170. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Getting out of the failed virtual game of apocalypses used to be all that mattered. Now the players are far from home, the world is in ruins from a disaster known as The Event, and the game doesn't seem so bad anymore. Not yet fully recovered from cyber sickness and muscle dystrophy, they’re evacuated out of their recovery center to find their families - if they’re still alive. Complete series.
Welcome to the Apocalypse - Pandora (Book 1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,850. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 1 review)
Over 100 players enter a virtual world to play a game – survive 24 hours of their chosen apocalypse. Instead of game over at the end, they’re plunged straight into another game, and then another. It’s clear something is keeping them inside the game, but who or what? Everyone dreams of escaping reality but this game has far greater risks than they could have imagined…Read the complete the series.
Poison in the Pond
Price: $1.99 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 being held hostage in her home by a mad man named Cain. He gets life behind bars and she gets a second chance as the wife of Doctor Tyler Carlisle and mother to his young daughter Jess. But Karen can't escape the nightmare that follows when Cain contacts her from prison to beg forgiveness. What's the price of forgiveness? In this case, it's everything.
The Bird With The Broken Wing
Price: $3.99 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: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,420. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(4.00 from 1 review)
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,950. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
(5.00 from 1 review)
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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