Attorney and award-winning journalist Randy Richardson serves as president of the 300-member Chicago Writers Association.
His essays have been published in the anthologies Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul, Humor for a Boomer’s Heart, The Big Book of Christmas Joy, and Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year, as well as in numerous print and online journals and magazines. The online publication Gapers Block named his debut novel, Lost in the Ivy, one of the notable Chicago books of 2005. His second novel, Cheeseland, is coming from Eckhartz Press in 2012.
In my day job, I write disability decisions for the Social Security Administration (SSA), which has made me proficient with the use of acronyms.
At night and during lunch breaks, I write fiction as well as non-fiction essays about the life of a writer and father, all purely non-autobiographical. Any resemblance to me in my writings is purely coincidental.