Author Archives: Riana Everly

Seeking Adventures Abroad

Seeking Adventures Abroad

“If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.” So writes Jane Austen in her delightful novel Northanger Abbey, as her heroine Catherine Morland sets off on her quest to become the heroine in her own story. And I, likewise, am setting off for adventures as well.… Read the full blog post …

A new book and an excerpt

A new book and an excerpt

At last, after far too long, my new book is ready to publish. May I present to you Much Ado in Meryton, a P&P variation heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing. I write quickly but edit slowly, and getting from a first draft to something I can show the world takes far longer… Read the full blog post …

Shakespeare and Austen, by Riana Everly

Shakespeare and Austen, by Riana Everly

If you were asked to name two famous English writers, chances are pretty good that the list would include William Shakespeare or Jane Austen – or possibly both! They lived two centuries apart, but their fame and influence has been long-lasting and global. Austen herself grew up during an age when Shakespeare’s work was established… Read the full blog post …