David George Richards
I was born in Manchester in the North West of England in 1957. Although I have moved around a bit, Manchester is still both my physical and spiritual home. I am a Northerner. I am also married to Rosanna, and have been now for over twenty years. I have an imagination that began when I was very young and never waned. I also like reading and so it was no surprise I suppose when I started writing. Because I am an unknown who has never been picked up by either an Agent or mainstream Publisher, I am a bit of a one man band. I even do my own covers and have become a bit of a digital artist as a result. I started writing when I was young and very bad. Now I am older and a lot better. My writing has improved too. I write science fiction, fantasy and romance stories. I also like to mix and match with romance in science fiction and so on. Female characters feature very prominently in my stories, many of them in strong and attractive leading roles. The reason for this is that I like women, a lot. In fact I adore everything about them, so it is no surprise that I enjoy reading stories where women feature prominently and that I should also enjoy writing stories where women feature prominently. It gives my stories a female bias, but I think they are better for it. I also like every character, even the monsters and villains, to have a realistic reason for being and doing what they do. Like reality, everything blurs. There is no right or wrong, just different viewpoints that lead to conflict. But I also like my out and out villains to be really bad. If you like science fiction, thrillers and romance stories with particular emphasis on leading female characters that are exciting and adventurous, look no further. You can also visit my website at www.booksandstories.com.
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The Tale of the Comet
Chen-Soo is a super clone warrior woman bent on Galactic domination, but all she really wants is the love of her mother and father. It was a love that she lost on that fateful day. Then love appears in the form of Michael. But does she really need a mate now? And why does it have to be this adolescent boy with only a chocolate bar in one hand and his mother's handbag in the other?
Brain washing with a difference. Can Jayne out-gun and out-think the assassins and shady corporations trying to terminate her now that Julia is also in her head? (Includes both the narrative and screenplay versions for comparison.)
In the Shadow of Mountains: The Return of the Sixpack
A very long sequel to The Lost Girls. In this story the girls have grown up to be badder than ever. Robbing tombs might be fun, but having an angry witch and the entire Sullenfeld Hordes trying to skin you can be a downer. Mind you, bumping into the General you once went to school with could be worse...
In the Shadow of Mountains: The Lost Girls
The Lost Girls is a dark fantasy with feuding medieval Knights, lost ancient technology, equally lost contemporary teenagers, and yes, a very nasty but ever so hungry and talky dragon of the fiercest kind.
The Look of Love
A story of five contemporary young women at University that features love, murder and a wedding.
By David George Richards
Published: December 14, 2011.
Angela is out to prove that the stick thin body can triumph over all, even Lucy Crow-Bennett’s Barbie like curves and aliens with spiky heads.
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