Marcia Richards has always been an avid reader. In the 1950s, she read across genres choosing biographies, memoirs and literary novels from the library shelves. There was always a forbidden comic book stuffed under the mattress, too. Sometimes Archie, Betty and Veronica. Sometimes The Green Hornet or another superhero of the day.
She began writing extremely short stories as a child-a hand drawn picture with a few descriptive words.
As a teen, she wrote poetry describing her angst about teen life and her undying love of boys.
As a young adult, she spent her days riding with a motorcycle club and her evenings working and eeking out spare moments to write snippets of her life in a journal.
As a mom working and raising children, writing was mostly reserved for business – newsletters, articles, essays, grant proposals, flyers, ad copy, obituaries, editorials, and resumes.
Marcia has forever had the entrepreneurial bug.
- She ran cooking classes with her late first husband and their café.
- She raised funds for the local historical association and her children’s school PTA by organizing juried craft shows.
- She crafted dolls, children’s clothing and gift items selling them at craft shows.
- She created her first blog/website in 2004 to offer health and wellness posts for people over 40.
It wasn’t until she retired in 2010 that she began writing in earnest.
Novelist Marcia Richards is a native New Yorker residing in a quaint college town amid the foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Her stories transport her readers to the 20th century, when life was simpler and living was easy – or was it?
Her characters are like you, sometimes strong, sometimes wrong and always very real.
She fuels her creativity with a healthy supply of dark chocolate and India Spice tea in her cozy upstairs office, accompanied by her lazy, but affectionate kitty, Rocky.
When she’s not writing, she’s playing at life with her husband, reading great books or turning discarded old chairs into works of art.