Interview with J.D. Richards, Author of The Emerald Princess

master mentalism tricks

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write The Emerald Princess?

There was an article about a series of mysterious art heists in the 2010’s that really caught my attention, and I had been reading a lot of Raymond Chandler at the time, so naturally, I decided to inject that looted art theme into my existing sci-fi universe of The Blue Jewel as an offshoot mystery-noir sequel. The story became The Emerald Princess.

If you had to pick theme songs for the main characters of The Emerald Princess, what would they be?

Definitely “Steady as She Goes” by the Raconteurs for Ann, and then the Fleetwood Mac song “Rhiannon” for Rhiannon (the character just fit the mood of the song so I had to call her Rhiannon).

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

I like reading horror, thriller, science fiction, noir mysteries, and just a little bit of fantasy. I find myself mixing up elements of each into all my books.

What books are on your TBR pile right now?

1. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet – by Becky Chambers 2. Legendborn – by Tracy Deonn 3. Coraline – by Neil Gaiman

What scene in your book was your favorite to write?

There’s an action scene that takes place in the airport where things go absolutely sideways for Ann that I just love. The scene knots together the “A” and “B” stories and really completes Ann as a character while she is running for her life.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? (lucky mugs, cats on laps, etc.)

I take personality tests as if I were the characters to ensure I get their motivations and interactions with other characters correct. And of course I keep it all in an Excel spreadsheet because I geek out like that.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

“You look at where you’re going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you’ve been and a pattern seems to emerge.” – Robert Pirsig

If you could choose one thing for readers to remember after reading your book, what would it be?

Be more understanding and accepting of those living in liminal spaces.


Sign up for our email and we’ll send you the best new books in your favorite genres weekly.

Read The Full Article Here

trick photography
NFL Superstar Von Miller Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting A Pregnant
Kendall Jenner Wows in Sexy Sheer Dress at Academy Museum
Julia Roberts’ Husband: Everything to Know About Daniel Moder &
Golden Bachelor’s Gerry Turner Is Getting a Live Wedding Special:
Peacock Is Adding Over 100 Horror Movies for Halloween
Destined With You Season 1 Episode 12 Release Date &
Destined With You Season 1 Episode 12: Where to Watch
Murdoch Mysteries Season 4: Where to Watch & Stream Online
‘Big Brother Reindeer Games’: Meet the All-Star Cast of Holiday
‘House of the Dragon’ & ‘Game of Thrones’ Gifts to
Next Level Chef Exclusive First Look at Season 3!
Chicago Fire Season 12: 4 Things We Want and 1
“Live & Let Live” From Brooke Josephson
Rocky Kramer’s Rock & Roll Tuesdays Presents “Night of the Dead” On Tuesday November 7th, 2023, 7 PM PT on Twitch
Review: Randy Edelman “A Ghostly Affair” The Cutting Room NYC By Lorraine Silvetz, MSW
Composer Randy Edelman On Turning Horror Into Hope with Song “Everything is Possible”
Rabanne’s First-Ever Makeup Collection Is Here + More Beauty News
I Love a Dupe—13 Designer-Passing Styles I Want to Shop
CAFA 2023 Nominees + More Fashion News
I Found Every TikTok Viral Beauty Item That’s Available on
The Heartbreaking Case of Ingrid Lyne [Watch]
Nadie podrá salvarte (2023)
Get a Look Inside ‘Exorcist: Believer’ in New Featurette
“The Maid” Author Nita Prose Takes Beloved Character on New
Latest from Cornwell, Deaver, Lupica and More, Plus BookTrib’s Predictions
This is the Word of the Year, According to Oxford
And the Winners (Maybe) Are: BookTrib Editors Predict Goodreads Awards