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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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Illinois Connection

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.

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Titles At Your Library

Lost in the Ivy
ISBN: 1413777503

PublishAmerica. 2005

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. 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” Zapler, he makes a daring courthouse escape. From that point on, it’s a race against time for the truth. Along the way, Charley discovers that he can run, but not hide, from his past. Against the backdrop of Chicago’s storied Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine cursed by a billy goat, Charley is caught in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse that plays out in two seasons—one of futility and the other of hope. Only by unlocking the mysteries of his past and opening his heart again will he be able to find if hope truly does spring eternal.

ISBN: 0984804927

. 2012


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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