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Get yourself a cup of tea and spend a bit of time with the author. Here's her biography taken from her website:
“This was the country’s third-poorest county,” Richards said in an interview from her northern
Richards says the women insisted she quilt with them in the evenings, “and then later they’d take out my stitches,” she laughingly recalls of her early attempts at the craft. “But I left the Ozarks a different person. I don’t run water needlessly. I recycle everything. I don’t waste food. And,” she adds, “I quilt every chance I get.”
After her stint in the Ozarks, Richards went on to finish her undergraduate degree in American studies from
and her master’s in family development from Virginia Tech. She subsequently
served as a therapist in a mental health center, as a parent services
coordinator for Head Start families and in several pastoral counseling centers
before she began writing full-time. Florida
Richards is married to her college sweetheart, a Unitarian Universalist minister, and those years of church life are responsible for the creation of the Ministry is Murder mysteries, about a minister’s wife who solves murders in a tiny
Emilie and her husband have three grown sons and a daughter. Born in
When not writing or quilting, Richards enjoys traveling and turning her suburban yard into a country garden.
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