Jeff Richards is a native Washingtonian who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife and two dogs. His first novel Open Country will debut May 21, 2015. His other works in progress are Lady Killer, a murder mystery that deals with the war between the sexes in a babysitting co-op, and Blues Stories, a series of stories based on blues songs. Richards loves the past because it does not go anywhere unlike the present which is as slippery as a greased pig. He is also an ancestor worshipper.
Richards’ fiction, essays, and cowboy poetry have appeared in over 30 publications and four anthologies. He was the fiction editor and board member of the washington review, a college teacher for many years principally at George Washington University and has also taught at the high school and elementary level. He has worked as a dishwasher, door-to-door salesmen, farm worker, wilderness counselor, newspaper carrier, radio reporter, and busboy. He has hitchhiked across the country five times, but that was a while back. He is a graduate of the Hollins Writing Program and the parent of two children who are also works in progress as well as he, his wife, and dogs, especially Billy Bones, the baby shichon teddy bear.