There goes the electric bill…

Clark (Griswold) Sr. and Jr. were busy last week at our house. These are the nicknames earned by my husband and son. My husband has already declared when he retires in a few years, the annual Christmas light display will be his “hobby.” Goddess help me. Last year I (yes, ME, myself, not anyone else) … Read More

Happy dance!

I’ve received word from Amira Press that they’re offering me a contract on book two in my Brimstone series: “Brimstone Blues.” It’s the sequel to “Love and Brimstone” and picks up where the first leaves off. Whoo hoo!! The blurb: Anastazia Proctor feels like the universe yanked the rug out from under her. Finding out … Read More

Guest Blogging

Check out my blog post on why e-books ARE “real” books on the Amused Authors blog: And I have a blog post on the Lyrical Press, Inc. blog about what defines a “real” writer:


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*

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

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