J. M. Richardson was born and raised in southeastern Louisiana, near New Orleans. The city, steeped in history, rich, diverse culture, and a mysterious darker side, has always influenced him and his writing. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and a lifelong educator in the fields of history, economics, and psychology.
He now lives in Fort Worth, Texas, where he continues his career in education and nurtures his love for writing and storytelling. He, his wife, and his two children enjoy traveling the United States and the world, always looking for a new adventure and new cultural perspective.