Do you see what I see? Gems from historical research

One of the great parts about writing historical fiction is getting lost down the rabbit hole of research. There's always some little gem - absolutely useless but endlessly fascinating - waiting to be discovered. In Through a Different Lens, Mr. Darcy has Asperger's Syndrome, a type of high-functioning autism. He manages extremely well, but he … Continue reading Do you see what I see? Gems from historical research

10 Questions with Author Riana Everly

Linda Covella, Author

Today, author Riana Everly answers “10 Questions” about her writing. Riana is not only an author of historical fiction, but history informs other aspects of her life: she has a Master’s degree in Medieval Studies and is trained as a classical musician, specializing in Baroque and early Classical music.

Linda Covella: When and why did you decide to become a writer?

Riana Everly: I’ve always been a writer, I think. I published my first poem in the local newspaper when I was six years old (it was about a mushroom and it was three whole lines long), and my mother keeps finding stories I wrote over the years. Most I don’t remember at all, but they are in my handwriting, so I’ll assume they really are mine! As an adult, I was involved in writers’ groups and such, which both taught me a lot and left me in awe of…

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Here is my interview with Riana Everly

Come and read my interview with Fiona Mcvie at Authors Interviews!

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Hello and welcome to my blog, Author Interviews. My name is Fiona Mcvie.

Let’s get you introduced to everyone, shall we? Tell us your name. What is your age?

Hello everyone. I’m Riana Everly, old enough to have a child at university, but young enough to deny it!

Fiona: Where are you from?

I am originally from South Africa, but I have been in Canada since I was eight. I have lived in Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal, and now call Toronto home.

 Fiona: A little about your self (ie,  your education, family life, etc.).

I have studied a little bit of everything. I started off in Medical Science before deciding that I was not prepared to give up my real passion, which is Music. I have a performance diploma in viola and a dregree in Music History, and went on to do my graduate work in Medieval Studies focusing…

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The Assistant Continued

epilogue

When the lovely Sophia at Interests of a Jane Austen Girl first read The Assistant, she commented how much she would love an epilogue to the story. Well, her wish is my command, and it was an undertaking I was more than pleased to dive into. Here is my offering, a short story that acts as an epilogue to the novel. I hope you enjoy it!

 

Interestsofajaneaustengirl

Hi Guys!

I know it has been a while, but lovely Riana Everly has been good enough to write an epilogue for her amazingly good book, “The Assistant”since I asked if we couldn’t get a view of Edward and his unconventional wife later in life, and with a grownup Elizabeth with Darcy. And lately, Riana has returned from her trip to Europe with her family, and sent me the copy of the aforementioned Epilogue!

You can contact Riana via these links;

Universal link to the book: www.books2read.com/theassistant

Website: www.rianaeverly.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/RianaEverly/

Twitter: @RianaEverly

Now, I will let you read the Epilogue/Short Story! Happy Reading!

The Assistant – Epilogue: A short story
by Riana Everly

Summer, 1816

Edward looked down onto the streets of Derby from his room at the inn. The cobblestones shone wet from the night’s heavy rains and the air hung heavy with the smell of smoke, but…

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The Elusive Miss Grant: Guest Post, Excerpt & Giveaway by Riana Everly, Author of The Assistant

The next stop on my blog tour!

Diary of an Eccentric

It’s a pleasure to welcome Riana Everly back to Diary of an Eccentric today to celebrate the release of her latest novel, a prequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, titled The Assistant, which focuses on Elizabeth Bennet’s uncle and aunt Gardiner. Riana has brought a guest today, the Elusive Miss Grant. Please give her a warm welcome!

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Good day to you,

I do hope you will forgive me if I do not remove my bonnet and mask. Even the heaviest veil was insufficient to conceal my features, and I must remain hidden and unknown, for your safety as much as for my own. If he should discover where I am, or that you know me…  Thank goodness the fashion is for bonnets with deep brims this year!

But I digress, and I must not alarm you. I am satisfied that my disguise is robust, and that…

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Book Tour of “The Assistant” by Riana Everly

Here’s a lovely start to the blog tour for The Assistant. Thanks, Sophia, for this wonderful article and review. 

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Welcome Back Dear Readers,

theassistant_final_3_small[2346]This time I am hosting Riana Everly, who is the author of “The Assistant” which is a “Before Pride and Prejudice” book, which follows Mr Edward Gardiner, uncle to the Bennet girls. The book has just been published, it’s A tale of love, secrets, and adventure across the ocean.

Let’s start out with a Blurb;

A tale of love, secrets, and adventure across the ocean
When textile merchant Edward Gardiner rescues an injured youth, he has no notion that this simple act of kindness will change his life. The boy is bright and has a gift for numbers that soon makes him a valued assistant and part of the Gardiners’ business, but he also has secrets and a set of unusual acquaintances. When he introduces Edward to his sparkling and unconventional friend, Miss Grant, Edward finds himself falling in love.
But who is this…

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