L.A. Richards


My Pen is my rocket into space and my mind is the galaxy, full of fantastic and amazing wonders. When I write, magical things happen.

I own only what I need - a handful of pens, a pack of pencils, one sharpener and a box of rubbers.

In 2009 I took a bold step into the unknown. I had no idea what would happen, or where it would take me... I stepped into the magical realm of creative writing, and I stood in awe.

Having only ever read (through choice) just three books, Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Glass Elevator and George's Marvellous Medicine, in my early years, I was very much a stranger to books. In my mid 30's I started to read more books. It all began with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. I read all seven novels, and I very much enjoyed them. What followed was a love for books and a passion to write.

By my late 30's I was a member of three creative writing groups. I met many fantastic creative people and got a true understanding of how to achieve a piece of mastery.

From my bursting mind to the blank canvas that I write upon. Words rushed out like a raging river. A thirst, hunger and passion had exploded within. I was a wild wolf, galloping through the tall swaying letters. A forest full of words. This literary world was my new home. I could finally be free to dance amongst my wondrous dreams. Dreams a thirsty audience want to read. A purpose. A meaning. A desire.

I hope all who read my creative works find something that reaches out to them.

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer to read ebooks from my Galaxy Note 4, as it is a reasonably good size. Not too big and not too small :)
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Facebook and word of mouth
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Where to find L.A. Richards online


It Came From Afar, Day One
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: December 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Dare you step outside to look for the fallen star from afar? Join young, Sally Sanders, in this carefully woven spider tale. Discover the creepy delights of mother Mor, a sophisticated spider from a distant alien world. What is it Mor desires the most? Why has she come to Earth - could it be world domination?
Price: Free! Words: 67,110. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: November 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Blake Summers Tribes 'written by S.W Best, L.A Richards' follows a struggling family who have managed to survive for seven years, following the worst cataclysmic event to rock and shatter the modern world. To survive they must Pillage, salvage, steal and fight. Societies collapse is not the only terrors they have to face. Tribal gangs are everywhere & they control the only remaining resources
Totally Amazing Spider Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,120. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2014 by Rogena Mitchell-Jones. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Anthologies, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Settle down, boys and girls, and prepare for twisted tales of fun delights! We have here a selection of scary stories to keep you up all night! EIGHT fantastic, spine-tingling short stories from the hairiest and scariest writers who have given you something to sink your teeth into! Dare you read it? Make sure the lights are on and that you are ready for a hairy-legged ride!

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