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Local Author Inks New Deal

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September 29, 2011 Press Release


Dallas, Texas—Jamie Anne Richardson’s second serving of life lessons will appear in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Find Your Happiness (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, October 25, 2011, 978-1935096771, $14.95) this month. Her story, “A Perfect Ten,” follows her journey from an obese 303-pound woman to the Size 10 she desired to be without the use of pills, surgery, shakes, a diet, or even a gym membership.

“When a person cuts their weight by the measure of another adult human in just 18 months, you feel invincible, empowered, and truly in charge of your life,” Jamie said. “I love sharing that strength and sense of accomplishment with others who are struggling beneath the bondage of food.”

In conjunction with her Chicken Soup success, Jamie is unveiling her author blog and webpage at The page will follow her life from published non-fiction essayist to the completion and publication of her first chick-lit novel.

“Losing 140 pounds proved to me that I can accomplish whatever I set my mind on. Couple that with these early writing successes, and I find myself ready to achieve my dreams of authorship,” she said. “Happiness isn’t in the numbers; it is in finding the will to set a goal and achieve it. No matter how small or big that goal may be.”

Earlier this year, Jamie’s story “Sixteen Pink Lines” appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC, March 8, 2011, 978-1935096634, $14.95).

Jamie is a 1995 graduate from Whitehouse High School. She attended Tyler Junior College on the Walden Red P. Little Journalism Presidential Scholarship and made the USA Today All-USA First Academic Team prior to her 1997 graduation. She then married and transferred to Texas A&M University in College Station where she double majored in journalism and sociology with a minor in English and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2000.

Jamie and her husband, Brent Richardson, now reside in Wylie, Texas where they raise three kids ages 3 to 7. Jamie is a freelance writer and editor while she works on her first in a series of chick-lit novels. You can find Jamie on the web at, on facebook at, and on twitter @JAnneRichardson.

Images available upon request.

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