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JB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre Amazon, Goodreads, and Xlibris author. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and History. 

Richards is the founder and driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP)—which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services; the Indieverse Resource Library (IRL)—a free online eLibrary for Indie authors and readers who wish to obtain information and guidance on a variety of book-related topics and services; the Indieverse Newsletter—a community-based, up-to-date resource for Indie authors and readers; and the #IndieBookParade—a promotional vehicle which brings Indie authors and readers together in celebration of various holidays throughout the year. Richards is also the founder of the Indie Fabs—a team of authors who are equally dedicated to offering free assistance, guidance, and support to Indie (independent) authors with the aim of building strong bonds of cooperation and fellowship within the Indie community. Richards has been a member of various author venues, such as the Authors Den, the Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), and various writing groups since 2016.

In November 2016, Richards was nominated “Top Female Author” by In April 2017, she received a nomination for “Author of the Year” in the Indie Author Books 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2017, Richards was voted Best Fantasy Reviewer in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards. She received a nomination for the Liebster Award for her IHIBRP Book Review Blog in July 2018. In May 2019, Richards was presented with the Inspiring Muse Award—A personal achievement award bestowed on individuals who are excellent examples of different aspects of the creative community, or of humanity in general.


Richards’ multi-award-winning debut novel, "Miriamne the Magdala"—Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Golden Quill Award—was published in 2015 after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by an insurmountable love, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape.

The First Christmas: A Yeshua and Miri Novel Series Short”—released in December 2017–received a Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award from Book Squirrel Blog for Best Holiday Themed Novel for 2018, and her upcoming sequel, “Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road”, is currently in production for publication in 2020.

Richards’ fantasy short story, “The Dragon’s Heir”, was included in a multi-award-winning adult fairy tale anthology called “Once Upon a Fabulous Time” that was published in December 2017. In November 2018, Richards expanded on this short story when she completed her first two fantasy novels—“The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 1”, which was released in May, 2019, and “The Sorceress’ Vengeance: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 2”, to be released in Fall, 2019—during her participation in NaNoWriMo2018 (National Novel Writing Month).  In May 2019, “The Curse of the Dragon Stone” was selected as Top Shelf Magazine’s Indie Book Cover Award in the category of Ebook Fiction. 


While Richards works to complete “Magic Awakens: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 3” for release in Winter, 2019, she is also developing several other multi-genre novel series’ including her epic Heaven’s Guard Series, a Mystery series, a Sci-Fi series, and a number of illustrated books for children.

Richards is also a regular contributor to several Indie news magazine publications, including Indie Publishing News and Golden Box Books Magazine. Her books have been featured in Reader’s Choice Magazine (2016-18), Reality Bites Magazine (2017-18), Golden Box Books’ All About Love 2018 Valentine’s Day publication, and Books Go Social’s 2018 Your Secret Library Holiday Magazine.


Richards is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband of 35-years, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her two rambunctious but lovable fur babies, Monty and Ayden.


Richards is the driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP) which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services.


Find more information on how to qualify and submit a book to the IHI Book Review Project here.


International Women's Writing Guild - Member since 2016

Women's Fiction Writer's Association - Member since August 2017

Mystery Thriller Week 2017 - Charter Member, Author, Blogger


Author Spotlight: JB Richards With Kristin Ward

October 27, 2019

An in-depth interview with Indie author and founder of the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP), JB Richards, by fellow award-winning Indie author and blogger, Kristin Ward. 

Claire Buss for “A Slice Of Cake” interviews JB Richards

November 7, 2018

What happened when Indie Author/Historian JB Richards sat down with Interviewer Claire Buss for  “A Slice Of Cake”?! Deliciousness beyond imagination! Read this funny and highly personal interview here!

Blogger Fiona McVie Interviews Author/Historian JB Richards

October 9, 2018

Fiona gets some humorous yet revealing responses from JB about her biggest challenges and accomplishments, her life goals, her family life, her likes and dislikes, what she loves about being creative, and what her future plans as an Indie author include here!

JB Richards Is In The White Room with Emma Hardcastle

Streamed live on February 15, 2018


Get the latest insider information on JB Richards’ website relaunch, her new fantasy series—“The Dragon’s Heir”, and a brand new Yeshua and Miri release—“Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road” as she meets Emma Hardcastle in the live broadcast from The White Room. JB also talks about major enhancements to her IHI Book Review Project and makes a major announcement about her writing plans for the future!

Emma Hardcastle Meets The Indie Fabs on the White Room

July 5, 2017 by Emma Hardcastle

Join the Indie Fab Authors - Aliya DalRae, Renee Gauthier, Eva Pasco (in abstentia), Jeannie JB Richards, Lyra Shanti, and Joanne Van Leerdam - for yet another historic interview with Emma Hardcastle on The White Room - This time coming to you from 4 countries (Australia, Canada, the UK, and the US)! Each of the Indie Fabs takes us through their top three writing, editing, and marketing tips, plus they discuss with Emma how they met and became such a tremendously successful writing team!

Book Squirrel Author Spotlight - Author JB Richards

January 18, 2017 by Book Squirrel

Learn about Author JB Richards, The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series, her debut novel - "Miriamne the Magdala", as well as her upcoming novel - "Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road", and her exciting new Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP) here​

Author JB Richards & The Indie Fabs Historic Interview with Susan Wingate's Show, Dialogue!, on BlogTalk Radio!

March 14, 2017 by Susan Wingate

Catch Author JB Richards - along with her teammates, The Indie Fabs - in their March 14th appearance on Blogtalk Radio with Susan Wingate. This fun and candid interview covers a wide range of fascinating topics, delves into the special relationship between Yeshua & Miri in the author's book, "Miriamne the Magdala" and The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series, and drops insider information about the future of several of the Indie Fabs' novel series right here.

MTW: Historical Mysteries and Thrillers - A Mystery Thriller Week Special Article

January 19 , 2017 by Jennifer S. Alderson

Included in this article: Learn about the vast amount of research done by Author JB Richards in order to develop The Yeshua and Miri Novel Series and the REAL History behind her debut novel, "Miriamne the Magdala"!

Mystery Thriller Week 2017 Guest Author: JB Richards

January 24 , 2017 by Kristina Atkinson

Mystery Thriller Week Author Spotlight: JB Richards

January 22 , 2017 by Laura Wolfe

Eye Opening Interview with Historian and Author JB Richards

Posted December 7, 2016 By Benjamin Thomas

Take a ride on The Writing Train with JB Richards and Ben Thomas as JB doles out some advice to new authors, reveals some interesting facts about her home life, and dishes out some secrets about her current writing projects

Happy Indie Author Day by Suzanne Paschke - October 8, 2016

Fast Friday Indie Interviews: JB Richards - May 13, 2016

Indie Author Tactics - April 5, 2016

Goodreads - Ask the Author

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