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Erica Richardson

Clean Books to Engage and Inspire


About Erica:

Lover of both fantasy and reality, Erica Richardson can’t seem to get enough of dragons nor of good, clean romance. She is a wife, mother, and loves creatures of all kinds. She can be found in her home in Utah, snugging young children, caring for her pets, and with her nose in a book or her fingers on the keyboard. She writes the middle-grade fantasy series The Cottonwood Chronicles, as well as young adult fiction about the courage it takes to live daily life while navigating mental illness (the Peregrine series). Her authoring motto is "clean books to engage and inspire," and she cares deeply about writing family-friendly books and leaving her readers feeling uplifted. You should also be warned that she plays the tuba. Erica loves writing fiction that encourages empathy, understanding, compassion, and kindness.


Erica was awarded the Reader's Favorite 5-star award for Lisa's Ugly Glasses.

Erica was awarded the Olive Woolley Burt Honorable Mention Award for her poem "Chains of Compulsion." This poem was also published in Utah's Best Poetry and Prose 2023. 

Erica also received the "Recommended Read" award for her novel, Dragonbreath and Prejudice, in the 2023 LUW Quills writing contest. 

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