Category: News

Panic Buying List

I’ve had a good think about the items which are best to panic buy, you know – for the apocalypse or any other mass-emergency. I’ll provide a list here in …Read More

Ghost Writing

Ghost Writing is an installation of some of my PhD project work – it’s displayed in the Engine Room gallery in Wellington from the 19th-28th of February 2020.   HOW …Read More

The Kitschies Awards

So proud that my third novel, City of Circles, has been nominated for the red tentacle (novel) category for the Kitschies Awards. Previous winners have included Margaret Atwood, and the …Read More

First Reading in New Zealand

I was invited to read on a Speculative Fiction panel at Palmerston North Library alongside Kiwi writer, Tim Jones. It was so nerve-wracking to read for the first time here …Read More


  searching for isolation Isolation Blog #1 Searching for somewhere isolated involves interacting with many people. Banks, the inland revenue, and many mailing lists want an actual address rather than …Read More


A year on from writing LIFE SIZE http://scottishbooktrust.com/blog/writing/2014/09/life-size-by-jess-richards at the Ardtornish Retreat, I have written UNDROWNED, which is a creative response to performing in Sally J Morgan’s ambitious and brave project …Read More

Snake Ropes Sub Domain

http://snakeropes.jessrichards.com/ This was the original website for Snake Ropes, and a few people have said they miss it, so I’m posting it here. Jay Roberts did a fantastic job on …Read More