Jess Richards

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Jess Richards is the author of three novels: Snake Ropes, Cooking with Bones, and City of Circles are all published by Sceptre in the UK. (And via Hachette, NZ) She also writes short fiction, creative nonfiction, vispo and poetry - many of these texts have been published in international anthologies. She is currently working on a creative nonfiction project on the theme of birds and ghosts. Originally from Scotland, Jess lives in Wellington, New Zealand with her wife. She completed her PhD, Illusions, Transformations and Iterations: storytelling as fiction, image, artefact, at Massey University in 2020. This hybrid fine art and creative writing project culminated in a set of visually and textually transformed books. 

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The Ghost in the Room

Mask Before I open my eyes each morning I mentally list all the things I’ve done wrong. This is so I don’t think about them all day.

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