Jeff Richards is a native Washingtonian who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife and two dogs. His second novel, Lady Killer, a murder mystery that deals with the war between the sexes in a babysitting co-op, will debut in October 2019. His first novel, Open Country was published in 2015. He is shopping around Where We Want, a collection of short stories, and presently working on Nothing Left to Lose, a memoir of the sixties. 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 live in Colorado.