Richelle E. Goodrich

Biography

Richelle is a native of Washington State, graduated from Eastern Washington University with bachelors degrees in Liberal Studies and Math/Science Education. Her quotes have been published in a number of books including the Oxford Philosophy Being Human Course Book, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christmas in Canada, and in a Revlon magazine ad campaign. She has a strong love of the arts―drama, choir, sketching, painting, literature. This author writes whenever and wherever opportunity presents itself. She describes herself beautifully in the following quote:

I like bubbles in everything. I respect the power of silence. In cold or warm weather I favor a mug of hot cocoa. I admire cats―their autonomy, grace, and mystery. I awe at the fiery colors in a sunset. I believe in deity. I hear most often with my eyes, and I will trust a facial expression before any accompanying comment. I invent rules, words, adventures, and imaginary friends. I pretend something wonderful every day. I will never quit pretending.
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

Richelle writes young adult books―fantasies, adventures, and some realities, always with a touch of romance.

The Harrowbethian Saga is a six-book series that follows Queen Eena on an incredible road of adventure and self-discovery. These Eena books are a work of fantasy, with dragons, magic, and hidden treasures, all in a sci-fi setting. These books are packed with non-stop surprises and sweet romance.

Dandelions, The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher is a work entirely different from Eena's fantasy adventure. Dandelions is a suspenseful, human-interest account detailing the harsh reality endured by young Annabelle Fancher. It tenderly acquaints the reader with a lonely young girl and shares her courage facing adversity. Many of Annabelle's experiences were taken from the lives of actual people.

Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper is additional to Dandelions; it is young Miss Annabelle Fancher's original fairy tale written for one of her few friends, Mr. Michael Lundstrom. Destined to be a children's classic, this whimsical story of Dreamland is perfect for everyone―young and young at heart.

Richelle has authored hundreds of quotes and poems. Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year; Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, and a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year; and Slaying Dragons: Quotes, Poetry, & a few Short Stories for Every Day of the Year are three books filled with Richelle's favorite penned quotes.

This author would tell you her greatest thrill is hearing what readers have to say about the characters living within her books. Feel free to contact Richelle Goodrich by e-mail at r_e_goodrich@yahoo.com

Smashwords Interview

Can you tell us what inspires your insightful quotes and words of encouragement?
Yes, I certainly can. For the most part my quotes have been inspired by personal experiences as well as some unpleasant trials. At times, however, they’ve resulted from a keen fascination for observing and evaluating human behavior. I like to ‘people watch’, perhaps because I never cease to be amazed by the actions of others. A popular one, for example:
“Courage to me is doing something daring, no matter how afraid, insecure, intimidated, alone, unworthy, incapable, ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action…..no matter what. So you’re afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you’re trembling and nauseous, but do it anyway!”

This quote came to me when I was facing a difficult challenge that resulted in taking a stand for what I heartily wanted despite strenuous opposition. I’m no super hero, I’ll admit. I cringe at the mere mention of anxiety and confrontation. But I’ve learned that courage isn’t reserved for the brave and daring only. Courage means taking action, period. And even a timid personality can do that—albeit trembling the entire time.
What helps you with the creation of new characters and the worlds they live in?
I’m a daydreamer to the very core. There are a thousand stories swirling in my head constantly, sort of like an inner library where I slip a book off the shelf almost daily for the purpose of entertaining an untiring brain.

If only I could write—had the time to write—all the adventures and fantasies that play on my mental view screen. I have my favorites memorized, and I tweak their stories often, hoping someday to jot them down on paper. I’ve always been this way, passing the time in another world, pretending to be some extraordinary character. I have to laugh because I actually wrote a quote inspired by this truth:

“I live in two unique worlds, traveling between both with just the opening or closing of my eyes.”
~Richelle E. Goodrich

That’s me. What inspires these stories—the characters and the worlds they come from? Well….what doesn’t inspire them? In other words, just about anything can act as inspiration for me, depending upon what I’m thinking about at the moment. A mangled tree once inspired an entire book, including the type of life that dominated a fantasy world. A touching scene from a movie sparked the idea for my novel, ‘Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher.'

Art is a strong stimulation when it comes to sparking stories in my imagination. I believe it’s because art is so highly interpretive, which means I must draw on my own creativity to evaluate it. And once the creativity starts to flow, quite frankly there’s no stopping what develops from it.
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Books

Eena, The Two Sisters
Series: The Harrowbethian Saga, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,790. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Queen Eena must thwart the evil plans of two devious immortal sisters either by defeating them or doing the inconceivable and joining them.
Slaying Dragons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,550. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
Slaying Dragons is a collection of original quotes, poetry, and a few short stories written by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. This book is meant to entertain and motivate individuals on a daily basis. It includes a quote for leap year plus two additional bonus quotes.
Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave
Series: The Harrowbethian Saga, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,790. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Deep within Lacsar Forest inside the black walls of Wanyaka Cave, a childhood ghost story becomes reality. Two evil sisters and their brother, along with a dragon forced to do their bidding, combine efforts to manipulate Queen Eena into freeing them from their eternal prison. It seems she hasn't the power to resist.
Eena, The Return of a Queen
Series: The Harrowbethian Saga, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 178,710. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
An enemy at their heels, a dragon stone portending the queen's demise, and an armada prepared to battle against all odds in hopes of altering the future.
Making Wishes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,790. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations
Making Wishes is a collection of original quotes, poetry, and a few mini stories written by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. This book is meant to motivate individuals on a daily basis. It includes a quote for leap year plus two additional bonus quotes.
Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 180,970. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
This fictional tale is a suspenseful human-interest account detailing the harsh reality endured by young Anna. It tenderly acquaints the reader with a lonely, young girl and shares her courage and her incredible imagination facing adversity. Many of the events were taken from the lives of real people.
Smile Anyway
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,260. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Daily affirmations
Smile Anyway is a collection of original quotes and verse written by American author and novelist, Richelle E. Goodrich. This book is meant to motivate individuals with a profound thought each day of the year. It includes a quote for leap year plus two additional bonus quotes..
Eena, The Dawn and Rescue
Series: The Harrowbethian Saga, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 166,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Sevenah Williams lives a quiet farm life until she stumbles upon a mysterious past and learns she is heir to the throne of Harrowbeth. She is the last living of royal blood able to don a peculiar and enchanted heirloom necklace. Given the new name, Eena, she sets off for a new home—a world plagued by civil war—only to discover that her enemies and allies are near impossible to distinguish.
Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 30,540. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
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Meet a curious young man who guards the gates and secrets of his homeland. While steering trespassers away from his magical land, he finds himself increasingly intrigued by the outside world. Gavin longs to learn more about those living in mere ordinary circumstances, especially if it means befriending a raven-haired girl whose big brown eyes seem permanently etched in his memory.

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