Gwen Richardson is an author, publicist and entrepreneur. As an author, she has three published books, two non-fiction and one fiction. Her latest book, Write It Right: The Guide To Self-Publishing Your Best Book, is essential for aspiring authors who want to know the ins and outs of self-publishing.
Her debut novel, The Genesis Files, released in June 2012, is a mystery/thriller featuring the main character, Lloyd Palmer. Palmer is a reporter for the Houston Ledger, a job which should have fulfilled his lifelong dream of being a journalist. But, along with being exhausted from the daily coverage of murders and mayhem in the nation’s fourth largest city, he’s hit a glass ceiling at work, and his editor, Ed Jackson, goes out of his way to make Lloyd’s life miserable.
Her first non-fiction book was titled: Why African Americans Can’t Get Ahead: And How We Can Solve It With Group Economics. Released in January 2008, this book explores the historical legacy among African Americans of limited collective economic clout and offers cutting-edge solutions to this challenge with a group economics approach. It has received unanimous 5-star ratings on Amazon.com and is available in both paperback and e-book forms.
As a publicist, Gwen provides a wide range of marketing services to her clients. Her services include media promotion and contact, development of digital press kits and promotional videos, e-blast services to key markets and industry professionals, speaking engagements, book club marketing, book tour management, ghostwriting and editing. Gwen focuses primarily on the book industry and her clients range from New York Times bestselling authors to authors with debut books.
As an entrepreneur, Gwen is co-founder of Cushcity.com, the world’s largest African-American Internet retailer with over 20,000 products online. Gwen and her husband, Willie, established Cushcity.com in 1998. The web site receives approximately 500,000 hits per month and has thousands of customers in all 50 states and internationally. She has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years.
Gwen resides in Houston with Willie and their daughter, Sylvia. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing.