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Nadège (pronounced NAH-DEZH) Richards is the Trinidadian-American author of the Bleeding Heart Series and the Bionics Saga. She graduated from Temple University with her B.A. in Journalism. Her name is French, though she's never been to France. She wrote her first novel about aliens and goats in the eighth grade and has had a passion for story-telling ever since. Her friends and family are her biggest inspiration, as well as the occasional cup of tea.


When not reading and writing obsessively, she's usually found dancing to AURORA, binge-watching Korean dramas, exploring bookstores, and collecting soy candles.

She commonly goes by "Dège." Although born in Brooklyn, New York, she has spent most of her life living in sunny Pennsylvania where she currently plots her next novel.


Dège enjoys writing about what could or should happen, rather than what is happening—she's a dreamer and a procrastinator, a lover of art and all things abstract. In her spare time, she is also an award-winning book designer, a creativity coach, a fine art photographer, and the co-founder of Imaginarium Book Festival.

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