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
Through a Different Lens is now available for pre-order at Amazon! Other distributors coming soon. A tale of second glances and second chances Elizabeth Bennet has disliked the aloof and arrogant Mr. Darcy since he insulted her at a village dance several months before. But an unexpected conversation and a startling turn of phrase suddenly … Continue reading Look what’s on pre-order!
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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I am thrilled, delighted, and beyond honoured to have been granted the Jane Austen Award from Jane Austen Readers' Awards for The Assistant: Beyond Pride and Prejudice. Here is the review:"With a poignant story line and colourful array of characters, young Mr Gardiner is the central figure in this prequel to Pride and Prejudice. He … Continue reading An Award! The Jane Austen Award for The Assistant
Come and read my interview with Fiona Mcvie at Authors Interviews!
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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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!
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
Now, I will let you read the Epilogue/Short Story! Happy Reading!
The Assistant – Epilogue: A short story
by Riana Everly
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 next stop on my blog tour!
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!
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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With the upcoming marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, I can only imagine that London is going to be awash of Royal Wedding paraphernalia when we are there visiting next month. I remember the fuss when Charles and Diana got married, and there's a wonderful old Fred Astaire movie called Royal Wedding, leading up … Continue reading The Royal Wedding. No – the OTHER Royal Wedding.
Today I have a guest post at Highlighting Historical Romance on Caroline Warfield's website. Here is a taste. You can read the entire post at her website HERE. LIFE IN THE COLONY OF NOVA SCOTIA Part of the story in my upcoming release The Assistant takes place in Nova Scotia in the year 1800. A reader accustomed … Continue reading My Visit to Caroline Warfield’s Page
Here’s a lovely start to the blog tour for The Assistant. Thanks, Sophia, for this wonderful article and review.
Welcome Back Dear Readers,
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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