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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Randy Richardson  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1961 in Alexandria, Virginia


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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- '''''Lost in the Ivy''''' *Notable Chicago Books, Gapers Block, 2005 '''''Cheeseland''''' *Top 100 Books, Conversations Book Club, 2012 *Finalist, Evie Fiction, 2011