Natalie D. Richards

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Natalie D. Richards is a lifelong Ohioan who spent many years applying her writing skills to stunningly boring business documents. Fortunately, she realized she's much better at making things up and has been writing for teens ever since. A champion of aspiring authors, Richards is a frequent speaker as schools, libraries, and writing groups. She lives in Pickerington.


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Natalie D. Richards speaks about writing and publishing. Audience: Teen or Adult. Please visit this link for more about Natalie Richard's speaking.


Natalie D. Richard's Books

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WHAT YOU HIDE (2018): Mallory didn't want to leave home, but it wasn't safe to stay. So she sleeps at her best friend's house and spends the rest of her time at the library, doing her online schoolwork and figuring out what comes next. Because she's not going live in fear like her mother.

Spencer volunteers at the library. Sure, it's community service for a stunt he pulled, but he likes the work. And it's the perfect escape from his parents' pressure to excel at school, at ice hockey, at everything. Especially after he meets Mallory.

Then there is a tragic death at the library. Suddenly, what was once a sanctuary turns sinister. Ghostly footprints, strange scratching sounds, scrawled messages on bulletin boards and walls... Mallory and Spencer don't know who or what is responsible, but one thing is for sure:

They are not as alone—or as safe—as they thought. (Ages 14+)


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WE ALL FALL DOWN (2017): Theo's always been impulsive. But telling Paige how he feels? He's obsessed over that decision. And it's time. Tonight. At the party on the riverbank, under the old walking bridge, site of so many tales of love and death.

Paige has had a crush on Theo since they first met, but she knows her feelings are one-sided. She's trying to move on, to flirt. A party at the river is just what she needs. Except a fight breaks out, and when Paige tries to intervene—Theo's fist lands in her face.

All Theo and Paige want to do is forget that fateful night. But strange events keep drawing them back to the bridge. Someone, something is determined to make them remember...and pay for what they each did. (Ages 16+)



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ONE WAS LOST (2016): Damaged, Deceptive, Dangerous, Darling. When a group of teens wake up in the woods, these words are inked onto their skin. Are they labels? A warning? They must find the truth before a killer finds them. While on a mandatory senior field trip, a flash flood cuts off Sera and three classmates from their group with no way to call for help. But they're not as alone as they thought... (Ages 16+)

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