Richelle E. Goodrich

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I was born in Odgen, Utah in 1968 and spent the next couple of years growing up in my mother’s care (helped by her family) while my father served as an Army Sergeant in the Vietnam War. Luckily, he returned home safely, and I made the adjustment to having a permanent dad in the house. My brother was born shortly afterwards, and all four of us moved to Washington State where my parents discovered that not every inch of the so-called Evergreen State is actually green. In truth, a large portion mimics the desert—which is where we set down roots.

My parents completed their family with two additional daughters that resulted in three girls to one boy, a circumstance that made sibling rivalry unequ
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Richelle E. Goodrich Thank you; I'm happy you like my quote. It is a truth that has helped me endure many hard times.

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Thank you; I'm happy you like my quote. It is a truth that has helped me endure many hard times.

I'm thrilled about your desire to read more of my work. If you love quotes, as I truly do, you might start with a couple of books I wrote offering an original quote a day. "Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year" and "Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year". I'm sure you will find many moving quotes in these two books.

If you prefer sci-fi and fantasy sagas, try my fun and romantic adventure with Queen Eena in the Harrowbethian Saga.

My personal favorite book is a novel about the trials of a young girl named Anna. Her story in "Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher" was pieced together by actual events in the lives of people I know. "Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper" is a lighthearted piece of children's literature enjoyed at any age. This book is actually meant to accompany Annabelle's story.

Hope this helps. I look forward to your remarks about my literary works. Visit my author website to read about each book mentioned above. http://www.RichelleGoodrich.com(less)
Richelle E. Goodrich Yes, Amy, that line is from my following quote:

"Some say freedom is a gift placed in our hands by our forefathers.
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Yes, Amy, that line is from my following quote:

"Some say freedom is a gift placed in our hands by our forefathers.
Some say freedom is a human right that none should be denied.
Some say freedom is a privilege that can and will be seized if taken for granted.
Some say freedom is the key that opens doors otherwise meant to imprison.
Some say freedom is power to do, to be, to say, and to accomplish what the oppressed cannot.
Some say freedom is a responsibility—a weight to be carried and shared by those willing to protect it.

Perhaps freedom is all these things.

But in my eyes, I see freedom as a treasure. It is a gem so rare and precious the fiercest battles rage over it. The blood of thousands is spilled for it—past, present, and future. Where true and unblemished freedom exists, it shines with perfect clarity, drawing the greedy masses, both those who desire a portion of the spoils and those who would rob the possessor of the treasure, hoping to bury it away.

Without freedom I am a slave in shackles on a ship lost at sea.

With freedom I am a captain; I am a pirate; I am an admiral; I am a scout; I am the eagle souring overhead; I am the north star guiding a crew; I am the ship itself; I am whatever I choose to be."
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Why do I love poetry? For many reasons. Because poetry is artistic. Because poems have intrinsic beauty. Because they are a creative means of expression. I love poetry because of the way it manipulates my emotions, much the way music and sunsets and thoughtful gestures do. I write poetry, hoping to convey to the reader what I feel, what I love, what I struggle with, what I hope for. At differen... Read more of this blog post »
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“I want to hear her laugh.

To watch sunbeams awaken her visage and shine through her eyes. To see the gray clouds of regret that hang heavy over her head rain away to nothing.

I want to hear her sunny voice dance on the breeze, as light and free as glossy bubbles, floating up…up…up to pop like hiccups. I want to know the type and form of key I must cut to unshackle even a portion of her joy.

If I could pluck the winning feather; if my smile could convince; if I could stroke her vocal chords like harp strings and make each treble note ascend to euphoria. Oh, to hear the giggled melody she would release into a world craving the balm of mirth!
I ache to experience that. I am desperate for it.

I live for the day I hear her laugh.”
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“There are far too many silent sufferers.  Not because they don't yearn to reach out, but because they've tried and found no one who cares.”
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“Perhaps, if you weren't so busy regarding my shortcomings, you'd find that I do possess redeeming qualities, discreet as they may be.  I notice when the sky is blue.  I smile down at children.  I laugh at any innocent attempt at humor.  I quietly carry the burdens of others as though they were my own.  And I say 'I'm sorry' when you don't.  I am not without fault, but I am not without goodness either.”
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“There are many who don't wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don't wish to wake for the same fear.”
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“There are things
that make no sense,
that seem unreal,
that can’t be grasped
or understood
or explained,
that maybe don’t even exist…
And still, somehow, those wonderful things touch and change our lives.
Isn’t it strange?”
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“In a world plagued with commonplace tragedies, only one thing exists that truly has the power to save lives, and that is love.”
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“Don't ever give up.
Don't ever give in.
Don't ever stop trying.
Don't ever sell out.
And if you find yourself succumbing to one of the above for a brief moment,
pick yourself up, brush yourself off, whisper a prayer, and start where you left off.
But never, ever, ever give up.”
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“Just pick a goal and stick to it―no big complicated secret.”
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“Don't ignore me. I only get more annoying.”
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Richelle Goodrich From the Author: 09/16/2017
It's my birthday, and I'll give away books if I want to! But only for today! A number of my books are available for FREE in e-book form at barnesandnoble.com, kobo.com, itunes.apple.com, and smashwords.com, so take advantage of this limited-time gift! I look forward to reading your reviews!
​ — Richelle E. Goodrich


message 14: by Richelle (last edited Aug 10, 2017 11:12PM)

Richelle Goodrich The fourth book in the Harrowbethian Saga has been released! Eena, The Two Sisters is now available for purchase at most online book-retailers like Amazon, iTunes, B&N, etc. For a limited time, take advantage of a 50% discount on the book at Smashwords.com by using code VR64N. In the meantime, feed your curiosity with the following ten things you want to know about the book:

1. The book stars 17-year-old Queen Eena of Harrowbeth.

2. Two unscrupulous immortal sisters seek to gain their freedom at any cost.

3. Killer dragons are involved.

4. This book brings readers to the two-thirds mark in the Harrowbethian Saga.

5. The story was inspired by the author's fantastical youthful daydreams.

6. A love triangle builds and intensifies. Or is it a love quadri-angle?

7. Global maps of Eena's planet, Moccobatra, are included in this book.

8. A crazy and unexpected proposal is made. Make that two.

9. A traditional Harrowbethian birthday game is explained.

10. Learn to speak a few lines in the Bethan language.


Richelle Goodrich The Tarishe Curse by Richelle E. Goodrich
Is your skin crawling with notions of what's in store for the queen of werefolk?

Oh the horror!

Uh―waiting, that is.

The newest chapters of
'The Tarishe Curse'
will be posted in a few days! A sneak peek, you say? I love sneak peeks! How about a tempting taste of what's to come? Enjoy these excerpts:

“It isn’t always true that a critical end justifies desperate means.”

"The werewolves’ howling increased in unison, mixed with vicious yapping and the sound of splintering wood echoing from various points outside the gates. I continued screaming out in pain when Baron released my hand—bloody and mangled. He swiped my sword and stepped aside, once again dropping to a knee like a trained monkey.
'I will deal with you next,' the witch warned me in a hiss."

“My ears interpreted a mix of nearby voices as calm, friendly, ordinary chatter. With that as background noise, I enjoyed the silent attention of my mate. The way his hand brushed softly over every inch of my bare skin tempted my eyelids to close and my mind to wander, but I kept focused, not wanting to miss a moment of admiring this beautiful man and his seductive, wild look. I felt a flood of emotion set in, born from absolute, interminable love for him. I wished for the voices to cease, for time to halt, for the moment we were living to replay over and over and over again perpetually. The world could have its gain and glory, its vengeance and victories—all I wanted was the enduring love and attention of this man who most assuredly was my soulmate.”

“I drifted off after a while, staring at the only star visible through the thick covering of leaves. Hope seemed a futile wish, but I troubled the lonely star to grant it anyway.”

“Stop it!" I screamed, scrambling to my knees. “Stop your cruelty this instant! Leave them alone! Is vengeance all you know, you awful, haggard, old crone?”
My outburst proved successful at putting a halt to whatever evil had been in motion. The old woman turned her eyes full on me for the first time, looking genuinely shocked by my audacity. I continued to struggle with my bands, desperate to slip free.
“Such insolence, Catherine?”
“That is not my name, you barbarian!”
“How dare you speak so disrespectfully to your own grandmother!”
I felt a rise of endearing emotion constrain me—undoubtedly her doing. It took great effort to defy her further. “You….you……you are not my grandmother! I know who you are…..and I know who I am!”
“Oh, do you, child? Then perhaps I should mend that corrupted memory of yours first.”
I dared her with a steady glower, a dare she couldn’t resist.

Have I peaked your curiosity? Good.
See you on Halloween. (Maybe the day before.)


message 12: by Richelle (last edited Sep 11, 2015 10:20PM)


Richelle Goodrich Making Wishes Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year by Richelle E. GoodrichPRE-ORDER NOW! Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year by Richelle E. Goodrich. Available August 6th, 2015 in paperback and e-book formats.

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Richelle Goodrich My latest book, Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper, was just released at Amazon! Check it out!
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Secrets of a Noble Key Keeper by Richelle E. Goodrich


message 9: by Richelle (last edited Nov 25, 2014 04:26PM)

Richelle Goodrich FREE BOOK for a Limited Time
Tomorrow 'EENA, THE DAWN AND RESCUE' is available at Amazon.com for FREE throughout the Thanksgiving holiday! Don’t miss your chance to start the Harrowbethian Saga for FREE! Eena, The Dawn and Rescue (The Harrowbethian Saga #1) by Richelle E. Goodrich


Richelle Goodrich 'EENA, THE DAWN AND RESCUE' by Richelle E. Goodrich will be available for FREE to download onto your Kindle during the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend! From November 26th to November 29th, Amazon.com will have this first book in THE HARROWBETHIAN SAGA available for FREE download. Pass it on! A chance for readers to start the saga for FREE!
Eena, The Dawn and Rescue (The Harrowbethian Saga #1) by Richelle E. Goodrich


Richelle Goodrich I've posted another installment of my Hallows Eve tale, THE TARISHE CURSE, as I do every Halloween. Enjoy this next portion of the Queen of Werefolk's story.

http://tarishecurse.blogspot.com/2014...
The Tarishe Curse


message 6: by Richelle (last edited Oct 25, 2014 11:54AM)

Richelle Goodrich The Tarishe Curse is a developing online book with new chapters added every Halloween. Visit The Tarishe Curse website to read my story in the making... http://tarishecurse.blogspot.com/2012...

Catherine fights every Hallows Eve to protect her village from creatures of the night. She has sworn to avenge the deaths of loved ones, but a witch's curse may prove a stumbling block impossible to overcome.


Richelle Goodrich Did I mention you can preview chapters 1 and 2 to the upcoming release of 'Eena, The Two Sisters'? This is the fourth book following the adventures of young Queen Eena in the Harrowbethian Saga.
http://eenabookfour.blogspot.com/


message 4: by Richelle (last edited Apr 22, 2014 02:59PM)

Richelle Goodrich 'Eena, The Dawn and Rescue' has been revised with added dialogue! This second edition of the same great story is now available in e-book form at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobo.com, iTunes, and in paperback through any Espresso Book Machine (EBM) outlet. This is the first book in the Harrowbethian Saga.


message 3: by Richelle (last edited Sep 18, 2013 07:14AM)

Richelle Goodrich 'Eena, The Curse of Wanyaka Cave' is now available in e-book form at Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobo.com, iTunes, and in paperback through any Espresso Book Machine outlet. This is the third book in the Harrowbethian Saga.


message 2: by Richelle (last edited Mar 18, 2013 09:04AM)

Richelle Goodrich 'Eena, The Return of a Queen' is now available as an e-book at Amazon.com, Kobo.com, and BarnesandNoble.com. This is the second book in the Harrowbethian Saga.


Richelle Goodrich The book signing today at Hastings was a great success! Thanks so much to all who attended.


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