Saturday, September 26, 2009

Amazon, Trade Show, and Upcoming Events

Hi Everybody!

I know it's been a while since I first posted, but things have been really busy. First of all, good news: my book has now been officially released and it's finally available on and, and it will soon be available in bookstores! Buy it, write reviews, and spread the word!

Second, this weekend was the Mountains and Plain Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show where all of the small and independent bookstores from around the region come to Denver for the trade show to see all the new titles from publishers and authors. I went to show The Fire Stone and had my first author signing with the forty other authors that were there. Here's some pictures from the show:
Me with Patrick McDonnell who writes and illustrates the comic strip MuttsThe trade show

Me signing books

Me at our table

It was an amazing experience and I met a lot of great people!

In terms of future events, I'll be Koelbel Library in Greenwood Village, Colorado on November 19th to talk to the teen writing group there. I'll also be at the book fair at Cherry Hills Village Elementary School in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado in November, and others signings are currently being arranged. I'll post more information about all of these as we get closer.

Thanks for reading! I promise I'll be more diligent about posting and please drop a comment and I promise I'll answer!


Friday, September 4, 2009


Hello and welcome to my author blog!

So first off, I should introduce myself. My name is Riley Carney and I'm sixteen years old. I live in Colorado with my mom, dad, older brother, and our giant Bernese Mountain Dog, Ben. More than anything I love to read and write.

I wrote my first book, The Fire Stone, when I was fifteen. It took me about month to write the first draft and several months of editing followed. It's YA high-fantasy, for ages 11 and up most likely. It's currently available on my website and is available for preorder on and, though that should change in the next week or two. The Fire Stone follows the journey of Matt, a fifteen-year-old living in the world of Mundaria. A series of strange occurrences befall Matt and he is thrust from his ordinary life into a life of magic, danger, and adventure as he joins many unusual beings on a quest for the Stones of the Elements which have either the power to save or destroy his world. The rest of the five-book Reign of the Elements series is complete.

Here's a picture of The Fire Stone cover:

I'm planning on using this blog to post news about my book and appearances/signings or anything else I feel like sharing. I'll try to post at least once a week, probably more often if I can. Feel free to comment and I promise I'll answer you to best of my ability.

Thanks for reading and stop by again soon!