Hey! My name is Mattie Richardson. People can hardly believe that I’m 24 years old now. I am known as “North Dakota’s Teen Author” since I did a lot of writing in my teenage years and I am currently the author of five books: Appaloosy, Dusty’s Trail, Golden Sunrise, Day and Night, and Blackberry Blossom. I am working on more books (of course) but being a full-time journalist and part-time musician doesn’t leave me as much time as I would like.
​ I wrote my first book, Appaloosy, when I was thirteen years old, and my venture into author-hood has grown since then. I have been the subject of articles and book reviews, a speaker at schools and events, and attend various events throughout the year.
My goal in my writing is of course, to make a little bit of a living for myself-being an author is my dream. But also it is a goal of mine to encourage other young writers. I started began writing seriously when I was thirteen and published my first book at sixteen. Writing is my passion, and I want other young authors to have the same kind of love for writing that I do.
That’s why I also spend time talking to schools and groups about my writing. If you are interested in having me speak at any event, don’t hesitate to contact me!
​But writing isn’t the only thing I enjoy doing. I also play the fiddle and guitar and enjoy performing bluegrass music occasionally. I have two horses currently and horseback riding is one of my absolute favorite things to do.
You can find Mattie’s books here on Amazon.

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