Besides working as a book buyer and accounts manager for The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, Dave Richardson is a former junior high language arts teacher, wrote a regular book review column for Reading Today (put out by the IRA) and teaches Children’s Literature at a local college in Cincinnati, OH. He does, when needed, lend his editorial skills to Wild Iris Press as a freelancer. His writing has appeared in Highlights for Children, Writers’ Digest, Family Digest, Spectrum, and other periodicals and electronic venues. He has spoken at many regional and national conferences and workshops (including Highlights Foundation workshops) over the years on various topics including writing, reading education, and children’s books. He recently served on the ABA’s New Voices Awards committee, a national honor given to new talent in middle grade and young adult writing.