Gwen Richardson is an author, publicist and entrepreneur. As an author, she has eight published books, seven non-fiction and one fiction, two of which have been nominated for NAACP Image Awards.
Her book 101
Scholarship Applications: What It Takes to Obtain a Debt-Free College
Education was nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award. The book was written specifically to address the issue of college
loan debt, and help students and their parents identify scholarship
opportunities. A revised edition is published in January of each year.
The 2019 paperback edition is now available. The Kindle version will be
released in March; however, the Kindle version of the 2018 edition is
Order an autographed copy of 101 Scholarship Applications here
Order the Kindle version of 101 Scholarship Applications here
Transfer: How Black Churches Move Billions of Dollars Out of Black
Communities and How to Move It Back.
Order an autographed copy of Weekend Wealth Transfer here
Order the Kindle version of Weekend Wealth Transfer here
21 of Satan's Schemes, Tricks,
and Devices, is based entirely upon Scripture, details Satan's
many characteristics, and 21 of his most often utilized schemes.
Order an autographed copy of 21 of Satan's Schemes, Tricks, and Devices here
Order the Kindle version of 21 of Satan's Schemes, Tricks, and Devices here
Gwen co-authored her teen book, You
Are Wonderfully Made: 12 Life-Changing Principles for Teen Girls to
Embrace, with her daughter, Sylvia, who recently graduated from
North Carolina Central University. The book was nominated for a
2016 NAACP Image Award.
Order an autographed copy of You Are Wonderfully Made here
Order the Kindle version of You Are Wonderfully Made here
Select the Books link to view details about all of Gwen's books.
As a publicist, Gwen provides a wide range of marketing services to her clients. Her services include media promotion and contact, development of digital press kits and promotional videos, e-blast services to key markets and industry professionals, speaking engagements, book club marketing, book tour management, ghostwriting and editing. Gwen focuses primarily on the book industry and her clients range from New York Times bestselling authors to authors with debut books.
As an entrepreneur, Gwen is co-founder of Cushcity.com in 1998 as the world’s largest African-American Internet retailer. Over the years the company has evolved and now focuses on marketing services within the book industry. Cushcity.com also sponsors the annual National Black Book Festival which occurs in October every year and attracts 100+ authors from across the U.S. She has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years.
Gwen resides in Houston with her husband, Willie, and their daughter, Sylvia. She is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing.