One of the delights of writing historical fiction is the research. Yes, really. It can make the writing process that much longer, because for every line of text, I can spend an hour researching some little detail, like what cribbage boards looked like in 1800, or whether a certain word was in common use. But … Continue reading Isaac Nathan: A New Composer (to me)
I was interviewed by the lovely Clare Rhoden on her blog. Have a read - you might learn something new about me (like what colour my hair is these days). And while you're there, check out what else she has for you. https://clarerhoden.com/2020/07/24/austenesque-enjoyment-with-riana-everly/
I don't often write this sort of post. Perhaps I should do so more frequently. As we are all sheltering in our own little pockets around the world, it is more important that ever to reach out to each other just to say hello. So this is my Hello! Photo by picjumbo.com on Pexels.com On … Continue reading Update from the COVID Cafe
I am doing some final edits on my first mystery in the Miss Mary Investigates series. Who is Miss Mary? Why, Mary Bennet! And her first case is a doozy, because her sister Elizabeth has been accused of murdering Mr. Collins! But Mary can't do it alone. She is whip-smart and hears all sorts of … Continue reading What ho? A Mystery?
On this stop on my blog tour for The Bennet Affair, I have the world's shortest summary of the Napoleonic Wars, to give context to the story. Check out My Love for Jane Austen.
For the first stop on my blog tour I visited Interests of a Jane Austen Girl to discuss my inspiration behind The Bennet Affair.https://interestsofajaneaustengirl.wordpress.com/2020/03/31/the-bennet-affair/
An interview! Thanks to Alys for the fun questions!
You cannot imagine my surprise and joy at seeing this lovely review appear this morning. Thank you, and I'm just thrilled you enjoyed the novel. https://austenesquereviews.com/2019/06/the-assistant-riana-everly.html
One of the tropes that runs through Western folklore is the association of the Devil with music, and specifically with the violin. This goes hand-in-hand with another theme, that of selling one’s soul to the devil in return for some prowess or special knowledge. Where did these ideas come from, and how have they played … Continue reading The Devil Made Me Do It – Diabolus in Musica
Thanks, Francine, for this lovely review of The Assistant: Before Pride and Prejudice.https://romancereviewsmagazine.blogspot.com/2019/03/regency-pride-prejudice-prequel.html "When a Pride & Prejudice prequel is as good as the original, then indeed the author has excelled in the medium of writing, and Riana Everly does just that with this novel. Her rendition of young Mr. Gardiner in the prime of … Continue reading A lovely review for The Assistant!