Leann Richards

Biography

I am a theatre historian who has written two books about Australian Theatre History which were published by Ginninderra Press I run a website, HAT-History of Australian Theatre, write for Stage Whispers Magazine and for Alternative Media in Sydney.
I'm also a teacher of English as a second language and a Juggler.
I live in Sydney Australia surrounded by books, lovebirds and light.

Where to find Leann Richards online


Where to buy in print


Books

For Love of the Light- A vampire across the hall story.
Price: Free! Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Daisi Malone lives in the Presidio in Newtown, Sydney Australia. It's a strange place with vampires, jugglers, faerie psychologists and ghosts. But this story is not about Daisi, it's about her love birds. Meep and Moop lived a quiet life until they became embroiled in a situation beyond their control. Can they solve their dilemma with the help of Daisi or will they be forever lost?
The Deadly Juggling Kid- A Vampire Across the Hall Story
Price: Free! Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Ima is having difficulty adjusting to having a mum and dad who are jugglers. In this story she meets a very strange young girl at Newtown Jugglers.
Basic Academic Writing for ESL Students
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Multicultural education
This booklet is a basic explanation of academic writing conventions for ESL students. It includes suggestions for essay writing and links to websites that have practice activities
Paris- Through Aussie Eyes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: Australian English. Published: May 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Paris is wonderful. A city of light, beauty, awe inspiring monuments and Cathedrals. It is also a city of scams, shonky commercialisation and contradiction. This is an account of Paris as seen through Australian eyes.
The Strangers at St Stephens. The Vampire Across the Hall 4
Price: Free! Words: 7,350. Language: Australian English. Published: April 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Daisi Malone lives in the Presidio building in Sydney Australia. It's a strange place with vampires, faerie psychologists and ghosts also residing there. In the fourth story of the series, Daisi and her friends investigate a strange plague of shoes which leads to a confrontation with sensitive jugglers and shadows in the local cemetery.
The Beatles-The Origin Of 10 Songs
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,780. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
The Beatles were one of the most popular bands in the world. Their songs ranged from simple pop to sophisticated rock and roll. This book describes the background of ten of their most popular songs from Love Me Do to Let it Be.
The Vampire Across the Hall
Price: Free! Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Adventure
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Daisi Malone lives in the Presidio Building in Newtown, Sydney, Australia. The building is mysterious and its residents even more so. There is the couple with lots of children, the Glee Club and the English Backpackers- although not for long. In this, the first story by Daisi Malone, she meets her neighbour, Madden, the Vampire across the hall.
Houdini's Tour of Australia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,120. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
When escapologist, Harry Houdini toured Australia in 1910, he brought magic, mystique, his wife and an aeroplane. Houdini conquered crowds and nearly caused riots, he escaped straitjackets and shackles and flew through the air. Some said he was supernatural, to others he was a fraud, but Houdini confounded them all.
The First Merry Widow A Biography of Carrie Moore
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 24,370. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Born near the docks in Geelong,Carrie Moore was destined to become the queen of the Edwardian stage. From the bright lights of London to the vaudeville halls of Hobart, Carrie captivated audiences around the world. She danced across stages adorned in diamonds, but died penniless and alone in Sydney. This is the story of Australia's own Carrie Moore, the Merry Widow.
Stars of Australian Theatre History
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 14,080. Language: English. Published: January 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Australian theatre in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries produced stars which shone nationally and internationally. Some of these stars were Maesmore Morris, dancers Saharet and Maggie Dickinson, pantomime dame Arthur Stigant and American import Minnie Tittell Brune.
Stars of the Early Australian Stage. The Royal Comic Opera Company
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
The Royal Comic Opera Company was the most popular musical comedy company in Australia during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. The members of this company included George Lauri, Florence Young, Carrie Moore and Celia Ghiloni. Their stories are detailed here.
Great Performances From Australian Theatre History
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,230. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
A selection of essays about great performances in Australian Theatre History. These include accounts of Blondin, Cinquevalli, The Oliviers and Nellie Melba's tours of Australia.
A History of Australian Theatre From Convict Theatres to Depression
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,560. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
A short history of Australian Theatre covering the early convict years to the depression era.
Magical Tours of Australia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,900. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Magicians regularly toured Australia during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, this booklet discusses the tours of Chung Ling Soo, The Davenport Brothers, and a Maskelyne Company of 1908.
Essays on Harry Potter
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Fiction
Three essays about Harry Potter which show that J K Rowling has much in common with Dickens and that the books promote traditional family values.
A History of Some Australian Theatres
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,620. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Australia was once home to some beautiful theatres, Her Majesty's in Sydney and the Tivoli in Melbourne being two of them. The performers and performances of a golden age are outlined here.
IELTS A Very Brief Overview
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Test preparation
A Very Brief Discussion of the four aspects of the IELTS test.
Graves Disease. A Personal Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,700. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
I have Graves Disease, I had a thyroid storm, this is my story. Interspersed with helpful tips about food to avoid and the side effects of hyperthyroid drugs, this book tells the story of a sufferer of Graves Disease.
Pantomime in Australia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,140. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World
Pantomime in Australia reached its highest point during the Edwardian period. The people, the passion and the form combined to produce elaborate entertainment for early Australian audiences.

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