Self-Editing 101 for Writers

I’m guest-blogging today on the Lyrical Press Blog. Today’s topic: Self-Editing 101 for Writers. Feel free to join me for a lively discussion on how to best NOT make an editor’s eye twitch! Snark abounds, so make sure to wear your snark-resistant clothes!


Because I don’t have enough to do, I’ve banded together with some of my fellow Lyrical Press authors on the Amused Authors blog.


I’ve got my laptop back! My cousin John ROCKS!!!! I’m so happy I could wet my pants (but I won’t, I promise!). I missed it SO MUCH! Now I can get caught up. *ugh*

"Love and Brimstone" for Kindle!

“Love and Brimstone” is now available on for the Kindle! Click Here!

Where do you get YOUR Brimstone?

Despite my laptop being out of commission for a few days, and recovering from this *&^%ing cold, I’m in a relatively good mood. “Love and Brimstone” is now available on several third-party sites, meaning even more places you can get your Brimstone fix if you haven’t already! And, since it’s new to Fictionwise this week, … Read More

Top 10 Lines From "Love and Brimstone"

I decided to ask some of my characters from my vampire romance “Love and Brimstone” to list some of their favorite lines/verbal exchanges from the book. (If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, you can buy it from Amira Press.) Here are their responses… 10 – tie) “It was for your own good. You … Read More

Lyrical Press Chat Tomorrow

Hey, you can catch me and other Lyrical Press authors tomorrow (Saturday, 10/4) at Beth Wylde’s group at:

In the "Spotlight!"

I made the October “Spotlight” page with “Love and Brimstone!” Yay!

Tina Fey as Pailn, Round 2

Tina Fey as Palin strikes again — and knocks another homer out of the park. AMAZING! She is just too funny!!!

Short Story Excerpt: "Puppy Dog Eyes"

We’re having a Halloween party at Amira Press! You can get a full version of this story (written by little ole’ me) by clicking here and reading how to get the free download. Make sure to ask for “Puppy Dog Eyes” by Lesli Richardson. Believe me, the full story is a howl! 🙂—(Copyright 2008 by … Read More

Monday Review Squee!

What a great thing to find in my email on a Monday morning! The upshot: “This book was very interesting and the paranormal creatures, while having familiar names, are explained in a different way that makes this story somewhat unique. Ms. Richardson’s writing is well-paced and flows smoothly throughout the book. Her dialog and … Read More

Behind the Times

I am probably the second to last person on Earth to both watch “The Devil Wears Prada” and to read “Twilight” by Stephenie Meyer. I just watched the first this morning on HBO, and I’m a little over 200 pages into the second as of last night. (The last person, of course, is my husband.) … Read More

Performance Anxiety

So the good news is that “Love and Brimstone” is getting great reviews. The bad news is I’m ripping my hair out now over the sequel. Not because the story isn’t coming together, because it is. Frankly, I think it’s a good book. But… Now I sit and look at it and think, is it … Read More

*Le Sigh*

There’s always a feeling of…melancholy, mixed with relief and euphoria when I turn a manuscript into an editor. Such as I did this morning. My first book in the “Good Will Ghost Hunting” series, contracted to Lyrical Press, Inc., is officially in the pipe. It was actually a rather easy “birth,” relatively speaking in terms … Read More