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Jeffrey L. Richards

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Born and raised in Oklahoma, Jeffrey has lived NYC adjacent (that's a nice way to say New Jersey) since 2000, pursuing a career in writing. The route from Oklahoma to New Jersey brought him through Dallas, TX and Key West, FL, with a slight dip into Los Angeles for two weeks (that’s a story).

He is an anticipated 2016 graduate of New York University with a BA in Creative Writing.

In addition to his first novel, The Summer of Jenny Wade, published in 2015, he produced his first theatrical play, Stillwater, in 2016 in New York at the Venus/Adonis Theater Festival.

He continues to work on his second novel, The Reclamation of Karel Benakov, with anticipated publication in the winter of 2016/2017, as well as continues to write for the theater
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Jeffrey L. Richards I ensure to have multiple writing projects in the works at all times to help avoid writer's block. If I'm working on one project and feel stuck, I swi…moreI ensure to have multiple writing projects in the works at all times to help avoid writer's block. If I'm working on one project and feel stuck, I switch to another - usually something completely different in theme, characters, genre - and get the juices flowing in a different direction. Most of all, I just try to power through it by continuing to write (even if it's crap) and keep the momentum moving forward. (less)
Jeffrey L. Richards The best part about being a writer is when you know you've gotten it (the story, the character, the motivation, the dialogue, the scene, the essence, …moreThe best part about being a writer is when you know you've gotten it (the story, the character, the motivation, the dialogue, the scene, the essence, etc.) right; when you read something and can't edit it anymore because it's perfect to you. These are rare moments but amazing when they happen. (less)
Average rating: 4.3 · 23 ratings · 5 reviews · 1 distinct work
The Summer of Jenny Wade

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"I've read the book twice. It's gotten 5 stars both times. And I'm not sure how I feel about it.

Romance is my usual genre, with happily ever after. This was not a romance. Most of the characters were unpleasant. Jenny, Brian, Biffy, Stacey, and Joe ar" Read more of this review »
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Very much a surprise. In the year of non-fiction, I found this history of "America's Most Storied Hospital" on the shelves at B&N and, for some unknown reason, picked it up. Now the history of a hospital might sound a bit dry but believe me the histo ...more
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Excellent retelling of the onset of the AIDS epidemic from 1976 to 1987. Randy Shilts takes on a lot in this book: science, sex, politics, life and death, and a notorious mystery virus rampaging through the world. At times infuriating and moving and ...more
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Jeffrey Richards Thanks, Darrell!

Darrell wrote: "So far so great! I really felt Jenny's fear in the lawn of that house. I was always afraid of old abandoned houses with stories attached to them. You took me right back to that time. lol I think I ..."


Darrell Jim So far so great! I really felt Jenny's fear in the lawn of that house. I was always afraid of old abandoned houses with stories attached to them. You took me right back to that time. lol I think I am hooked!


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