About the Author Chris Richards

Colorado native, Chris Richards, has been writing as long as she can remember and is eagerly waiting publication of her first novel, tentatively titled Shattered Trust.

As the Lifestyle Editor for the Sterling Journal Advocate newspaper, she was responsible for writing and editing stories, taking and developing pictures, and layout of daily special sections. Less formal, but just as important, her writing activities have included newsletters for churches, swim teams, gymnastic teams, marching bands and women’s groups. During more than thirty years teaching Christian education for all ages, she revised or wrote lessons to meet the specific needs of her students. As a 4-H leader, she wrote needlework manuals used throughout Colorado.

Chris is currently combining her loves of writing and of teaching to encourage young people to write. Passing the Quill guides aspiring authors as they commit thoughts to paper for themselves, their families, their friends, and the public. She is an active member of Words for the Journey Christian Writers Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, the Christian Writers Guild and Toastmasters International. Chris and her husband of forty years, Roy, live in Castle Rock, CO and enjoy spending time with their family, including three grandsons and one granddaughter.

Soon to be published

  • Shattered Trust: This soon to be released novel details the behavioral changes necessary when Police Officer Marc Logan decides he can no longer live the life of a brutal and power hungry cop. His inner struggles mirror physical attacks on his family.

Projects in Process

  • Mindee’s Ruffles: Two young police officers learn the dangers of making decisions without sufficient evidence, starting with a shocking discovery under some floor tile and ending with the solution to the town’s oldest mystery.
  • From Sermons to Study: This is a collection of sermons tracing the Jewish roots of Christian Faith. Feasts and Celebrations is the first Bible study planned.
  • Youth Writes: This is a set of short manuals for youth on how to write.
  • Independence: A popular actor disappears near Independence Pass, as he searches for meaning in his life.