When Gilbert Anderson decides to take a shortcut through the cemetery, he gets more than surprised. He gets the answers to the universe. More importantly, he finds a way to fix his broken family. Parents and young adults will love this story.
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Todd Lincoln Richards is the author of four novels (available on Amazon).
The Mafia and The Saints – An inspirational coming-of-age story about a group of boys who decide to create a “Mafia” in their school. The events that follow change their lives in ways they could never imagine. This G-rated story is full of great lessons for young people. It has strong male and female characters, and gives an often-needed different perspective on education. Parents and teachers will enjoy and approve of the messages within The Mafia and The Saints. It is young adult fiction suitable for teens and adults.
A Path Less Sincere – While a bank robber hides out in a small town, he develops camaraderie with the local sheriff. As details of the sheriff’s tragic past come to light, the possibility of a different and better future develops for both men. But, can either of them really change? Is redemption possible? An unlikely friendship bears witness to the internal struggle of an evil man who would like to do good, and a broken man whose past has nearly shattered his belief in the good of mankind.
The Mayor of Winchester Gates – When Gilbert Anderson decides to take a shortcut through the cemetery, he gets more than surprised. He gets the answers to the universe. More importantly, he finds a way to fix his broken family. The Mayor of Winchester Gates, with his unique brand of fun and humor, helps Gilbert bring love and understanding back into a household that has lived with unfathomable pain for longer than he knew. In the process, Gilbert learns what his mother and father have endured, and what his own personal journey will be.
Dirt – A super-gritty crime thriller about L.A.P.D. undercover officer Christopher Parker – better known as Dimitri Cavanaugh. As the pressure of his assignment begins to take its toll, Dimitri finds himself questioning his moral compass. The profitability of his cover is intoxicating. Dimitri’s perseverance of justice is tempered with a sense of belonging as he becomes surprisingly competent on the other side of the law. The seedy underbelly of Los Angeles is the backdrop as Dimitri finds the differences between right and wrong to be more conflicting than expected. Before the assignment ends, will his loyalties have changed? More importantly, will he get out alive?
Todd grew up in upstate NY and fell in love with writing and storytelling at a young age. The entire process has always fascinated him – research, writing, re-writing, editing – as all of it is so important to creating a successful novel. He works diligently to create a finished product that’s true to his vision as a storyteller. His writing is focused in two categories – Young Adult Fiction and Crime Fiction.
After high school, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as a musician and songwriter for many years. During this time he had a number of different day jobs to pay the rent. The only constant was his study of storytelling in the form of song, short story, novella and novel.
In the years following, he married, was blessed with two beautiful children (teenagers now), divorced and continued to make ends meet doing various occupations as music and writing remained constant passions, which took up most of his time. He spent some years in Nashville performing hundreds of shows on the songwriting circuit. Though he loves music, the study of songwriting led him to the love of storytelling in longer form, especially novels. Today, he is a novel writer, though occasionally sidetracked with a story of shorter length too.
Currently, he’s writing a YA novel, which will be released in late 2017.
His influences include Theodore Geisel, Cormac McCarthy, Elmore Leonard, Trevanian, and Edgar Allan Poe, to name a few. But his writing style is completely his own, born through years of studying voice and descriptive ability, focusing on saying more with less and developing an approach to storytelling that’s visual for readers.
Todd also works in the fields of mental health and alcoholism/addiction treatment and finds this work very rewarding.
He has few hobbies but has been an avid motorcyclist for most of his life, and rides his Harley through the canyons of the Los Angeles Mountains almost daily and nightly. He enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and their miniature pinscher/rat terrier mutt – “Dio,” who seems to be completely untrainable and is possibly the laziest dog in Los Angeles.
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Todd Lincoln Richards and his work. If you would like to contact Todd, you can at firstname.lastname@example.org