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!



Anonymous said...

Riley!!!!! I'm really excited to read your books, just in case you hadn't figured that out yet. Anyway, congrats on having the first one on sale. I'll be buying my copy ASAP.


Riley Carney said...

Thanks Emily! You're my first comment - place of honor for you!

Anonymous said...

Riley - Congratulations on getting published and finishing the series! I am very excited for you! I hope that you and your family are doing well, and I look forward to reading your book(s)! Take care -

Kelly Holley

Becca said...

Riley --

This is GREAT! I am very impressed with your talent. I received a postcard letting us know about The Fire Stone. I am headed out this weekend to get a copy and read it. Again, CONGRATS!

Your little known relative,

Riley Carney said...

Hi Becca!

It's so nice to hear from you! I hope everyone is well. Thanks so much for the support. We're not in all the bookstores yet, so you might need to try or for now.

Thanks so much! Hugs to all!