Michael J Richards

Michael J Richards specialises in horror and crime.

His comic horror novel, Afterwards Our Buildings Shape Us, is probably the weirdest tale anyone will ever read outside of H P Lovecraft. His collection of weird tales, Bodies for Sale!, has some strange – very strange, indeed – things going on in there.

Frank Peters: his life, times and crimes, his true crime biography of a career criminal, contains real-life stories of drug dealing, money laundering, burglary, attempted murders and murder.

Speaking Man to Manis his collection of short stories all about men.

He has written and directed a 20-minute horror film and edited five anthologies of short stories.

Michael studied at Philosophy and Literature at Warwick University and Education at Manchester before living and working in Huntingdon, Chelmsford and Northamptonshire as a journalist, teacher, warehouseman, toilets cleaner, information manager, bookkeeper, and Civil Servant.

He chairs Northants Writers’ Ink (see www.northantswritersink.net) and the Northampton Literature Group (see https://northamptonliteraturegroup.co.uk), also leading its Writing Circle. He is Treasurer of Northants Authors, Deputy Chair of Northampton Writers’ Group and a judge for the internationally renowned H E Bates Short Story Competition.