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Joyce Richardson

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Joyce Richardson received her MA in creative writing from Ohio University. She taught high school and junior high English and drama in Athens County, Ohio for over twenty years. Her poetry collections include The Reader, Sailing without a Sail, and Delia’s Gone. Joyce’s Appalachian novel, On Sunday Creek, was written with the help of an Ohio Individual artist grant.

The first art mystery novel, Nude Descending a Staircase (Museitup Publishing) came out in the spring of 2011. Book 2 of the museum mystery series, Nude with Red Hat, was published as a paperback in November, 2016. Joyce is currently working on her third mystery, Reclining Nude.

Joyce enjoys traveling with her husband, Phil, also a writer, and painting Chagall-like images whenever she finds herself in San Miguel, Mexico. Her website is

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