Author Faith Richardson is a confirmed, non-recovering 'bookaholic'. Early favorites were the Enid Blyten 'Adventure' Series, Trixie Beldon and Cherry Ames, the Nesbit stories, and, later, Madeleine L'Engle's and L. M. Montgomery's novels. Today, her bedside reading has returned again and again to the works of authors who have influenced her most profoundly: stories by C. S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and George Macdonald.
As a young author, she was privileged to be mentored by Madeleine L'Engle (author of Newbery Award winner, A Wrinkle in Time) and to assist her in Writer's Workshops at Regent College, Vancouver School of Theology, and Oxford College.
Faith is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and the Canadian Society of Children's Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP).
Along with books, pets have always filled her life: horses and ponies, a certain donkey, dogs, cats, birds, fish, and guinea pigs, to name a few species . . .
Faith is also a Registered Nurse and Family Nurse Practitioner. Her books grow out of a tradition of healing arts: story and medicine.
"Stories reach to the deepest part of us; stories are how we order our lives and the world around us. It is no wonder that healing can occur through the telling of our story, our life." ~Faith Richardson~
Author Faith Richardson is originally from Vancouver, Canada, where the the above pictures were taken. Currently, Faith and husband, artist Vincent James Richardson, live in Washington, where Faith practices as a Family Nurse Practitioner and teaches at Trinity Western University in the Nursing Department. Jemma, the Dalmatian in the photo above, was Faith's first therapy dog. Janna, the youngster, is pictured with Faith below (photos by Mike Rathjen):
Faith and Janna at Trinity Western University in the Nursing laboratory.
"I believe in the power of story to alter lives. Daily, we make choices by following this path and turning off that path. Many of these choices are made unconsciously by 'hidden' decisions we've made about what we fear and whom we love; these are the myths that direct our lives, and they inform us at a very deep level. Often we are mystified by the paths we follow--for good or for ill. Becoming aware of the myth that governs our choices, through the clarity offered by participating vicariously in story, can both affirm and redeem our own life's journey. Healing has many facets: often it is as simple as putting on the garb of the dragon slayer and rescuing the innocent townspeople."
Faith Richardson has been published by Harold Shaw Publishers, Hodder & Stoughton, and Fox Song Books. You can find her titles available online and in bookstores supplied by the distributors Baker & Taylor or Ingram Books.
Her books are available in Canada through Chapters Books,
In the UK and Europe through Amazon UK.
Or visit Fox Song Books to browse titles, read sample chapters and order books direct from the publisher.
Sea, the Song, and the Trumpetfish
Memoirs of the Advice Dalmatian
The Secret Journal of Burrita, the Literary Donkey
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