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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Randy Richardson  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult; Young Adult;

Born: 1961 in Alexandria, Virginia

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Richardson lived in Chicago. He attended graduate school at the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University College of Law.

Biographical and Professional Information

Randy Richardson is an attorney and award-winning journalist. He serves as president of the Chicago Writers Association.His essays have been published in the anthologies ''Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul'', ''Humor for a Boomer’s Heart'', ''The Big Book of Christmas Joy'', and ''Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year'', as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines.


'Lost in the Ivy ' Notable Chicago Books, Gapers Block, 2005 'Cheeseland ' Top 100 Books, Conversations Book Club, 2012 Finalist, Evie Fiction, 2011

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Cheeseland :
ISBN: 0984804927. OCLC Number: 821719028

Eckhartz Press,. .

After a friend's suicide, Lance Parker and Daniel McAllister go to Wisconsin to mend a broken friendship. Secrets are revealed and years later the unresolved anger will terminate Lance's life.

Cheeseland :
ISBN: 9780984804948. OCLC Number: 896797461

BookBaby,. .

How do you mend a broken friendship? For Lance Parker and Daniel McAllister, the answer is simple: road trip. A trip to Wisconsin should be just the ticket to come to terms with the trauma that had drawn them apart. The journey of recovery is filled with comical twists as the two teens navigate Cheeseland, a place that blurs the line between adoles.

Lost in the ivy
ISBN: 9780989402996. OCLC Number: 894171704

BookBaby,. .

Reporter Charley Hubbs has the story that any reporter would kill for. The problem is that he may have done just that. As the dead bodies pile up around him, Charley sets out to prove to himself that he's not the homicidal maniac the press has made him out to be. Enlisting the aid of seductive, whip-smart bartender Elizabeth Lizzy Parker, he m.

Lost in the ivy :
ISBN: 1413777503. OCLC Number: 62198077

PublishAmerica,. .

Reporter Charley Hubbs has left almost everything of his former life behind--even part of his memory. Now Charley has the story that any reporter would kill for. Problem is, he might have done just that--and his name has moved from the bylines to the headlines.