Debby Richardson has always spent a lot of time on the road with
her husband, OOIDA member Mitch Richardson, but she's taking
some time off.
Instead of riding in the passenger seat of her husband's rig, she's
busy with radio interviews and books signings to promote her first
book, "September Fury: The Day Terrorists Tried to Kill the
Published by 1st Books Library, this book looks at the September
11 attack on the World Trade Centers from the perspective of an
ordinary citizen - trucker's wife.
Debby, who resides in Covington, GA, handles the day-to-day operation
of the couple's trucking business. Her husband, Mitch, is subcontracted
through owner-operator Bob O'Brien Trucking leased to Jones
Transportation in Forest Park, GA. An award-winning poet, she has
received recognition from Famous Poet, The International Library
of Poetry and Iliad Press. Transport Topics, Layover.com and local
newspapers have published her articles and editorials.
Despite her literary accomplishments, Debby is particularly proud
of founding the TruckinWives support group and web site for truckdrivers'
wives at www.geocities.com/truckinwives.
"It's a place where new trucking wives can get advice from
the experienced trucking wives, and they all make friends who know
what they're going through," she says about the web site. Through
TruckinWives, Debby also holds fundraisers for trucking families
in need of financial help when their driver is unable to work due
Debby's book, "September Fury," is available in paperback,
hardback and electronic editions through 1st Books Library at 1-800-839-8640
--- René Tankersley