Jane Richardson has had a full and varied career as a travel consultant, photographer, author, lecturer, and artist, in addition to being a wife and mother.
She has traveled 25 times through India since 1969, living with people in all walks of life, from village huts to palaces of north and south. Her background is obviously broad and varied. She has also designed tour packages and escorted numerous tour groups, some of one-month duration, with the added "job" of discussing family life, customs, religions, etc.
She is able to astutely "read" her fellow man. This made friends from "the poorest of the poor." to Prime Ministers, Presidents, and earned her a membership into the oldest royal family in the world.
Richardson's experiences are evident by her books' authentic details and excellent descriptions. The Deccan Chronicle wrote: "She is really interested in knowing and staying with ordinary people." The magazine "Andhra Pradesh" also wrote: "Mrs. Richardson is a shrewd reader of men and penetrating observer."
Richardson used these same skills interviewing over 270 freinds, family members and business associates to create Eddie's biography.
Known around the world for her well-researched books, Richardson has written for newspapers, has been a monthly feature writer for a bi-lingual magazine, is a world traveler, and has been widely interviewed on television and radio shows in the US and overseas.
Richardson's published books include:
She has written four books on India and has now added her fourth biography, that of the gregarious entrepreneur Eddie Elias.
Richardson lives in Stow, Ohio.