Where are they?
Writers at a conference in the Midwest disappear?
Have you seen them. Better send bail money.

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Choose your favorite color combination. Book colour combinations.
Did I mention, I write a lot?
Vanessa Riley (@vanessarileyauthor) here, and I have over twenty-two titles in print. My books have been translated into French, Portuguese, and Romanian, and soon we’ll be adding Hungarian, Italian, and Russian.

I write Historical Fiction centered on the years 1750 to 1830. I write Regency Romances and Historical Mystery. That sounds like a lot, and maybe it is. To me, there are different ways to share history and challenge the negative narratives often written about people of color, particularly Black women. Enslavement is only one lens of the past. One must also add survivor and victor to the many labels we commonly bore.

Each genre allows me to play with different muses. In Historical Fiction, I am returning lives to the spotlight. In Historical Romance, I’m showcasing love and allowing people to flourish while being brown in times of adversity.
With Historical Mysteries, I get to play up the gender and racial politics of London straight from the newspaper headlines.

I love what I do, writing books that enlighten, bring joy and allow a deeper understanding of how small the world is from our many connections.

In my bio (@vanessarileyauthor) you will see a link to my books. Support your local bookstore or library.

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I mentioned being a foodie. I love to cook and can make a lot delights from SCRATCH!!!! That’s a Sweet Potato Cheesecake.
Vanessa Riley (@vanessarileyauthor) here, and I love food. I love the taste, the smell, the texture, and the making of food. The experience of eating—the senses activated, the pleasure and longing a good meal or lack thereof can bring—is what I bring to each book.

Food is cultural. Food is home. To not obsess about it and bring it into a story, to me, would be a missed opportunity. What better way to experience a time and place than enjoying dining moments with the characters you meet in a narrative?

In Sister Mother Warrior, I offer the stews of West Africa to the delicacies of Saint Domingue, the earliest foods of Haitian culture.

In Island Queen, I allow you to experience Dorothy Kirwan’s first toasts of champagne, the favorite offerings of her host, a prince of England.

Do you love to read about food?

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While at Loyalty Books, I checked my email and saw that @hnsnorthamerica The Historical Novel Society made Sister Mother Warrior an Editors’ Choice. This achievement means a great deal because HNS is where my path in historical fiction began.

Riley brings to life the Haitian Revolution through the lens of its two most important female protagonists in this thrilling and utterly engrossing saga.

Riley’s prose is breathlessly beautiful, the lines clean and vibrant, her images raw and real, whether she is describing lovers eating a mango or Toya felling her foes. The chilling tortures inflicted by enslavers and the French armies are balanced with moments of incredible beauty, tenderness, and joy. A gripping animation of the first successful Black-led democracy in the West as well as a moving exploration of loyalty, passion, and grief, this book sears itself on the consciousness. Highly recommended.

The full review is linked in my bio!

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How good are you at time management?
Vanessa Riley here (@vanessarileyauthor), and I’m always looking for tips. My writing life involves making choices about how I spend my time. Though I love research, my nose can’t always be in hundred-year-old books. (Side note: Many don’t smell so great.)

Some days, I enjoy every minute of creating characters and themes. Other times it’s a slog. Some days I want to grab a book, jump in the car and go to the beach. With deadlines looming, it’s often better to throw on comfy slubs, slurp coffee, and work on the book.

Deadlines are real. The fabulous editors and production folk at @HarperCollins / @WiliamMorrow are waiting on finished pages. It can be a tough job, slingin’ words from a keyboard when I must miss the fun. Nonetheless, something soul is satisfying in typing the end and seeing a completed manuscript before your eyes.

While I’m pretty draconian about not missing deadlines—21+ books, I’ve only missed one, COVID—I know balance is essential. I’m a WIP, work in progress.

My advice to writers and busy people: Don’t miss too many sunsets or beach trips. Doing life is as important as writing about it.

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See more links and social connections in my bio.
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Tomorrow, please visit me on the @harpercollins feed. They are letting me takeover the whole day. The whhhoooleee day!!!
I‘ve planned a complete behind the scenes, up-close-look at my day, my writing life, and more.

Don’t miss tomorrow!!!

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It’s difficult to have two distinctly different passions. From an early age I loved mathematics and poetry. I read as much Shakespeare as I studied geometry.

My mother told me I should always be able to pay my bills. I chose engineering and loved every project, every solution I implemented.

Nonetheless, the bug for writing never left. I’m grateful to be able to walk in that passion now.

I have a doctorate in mechnical engineering specializing in materials and have over twenty-one titles in print. I am both— an engineer and writer.

The trick to managing your gifts is to nurture both. Train. Exercise. Sow. Talent makes room for you.

Sometimes there are seasons where one gift will be dominant. Let it. Relax. Trust the process, but continue to feed your passions.

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Found an old clip of @thelistshowtv where I had fun talking #bridgerton !
How many can’t wait for Season III or the new Queen Charlotte adaption?

See full clip here: https://youtu.be/S85K-MnZlcg

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Instagram, I need your help! This pendant was found in the sand on Rehoboth Beach DE the morning of July 17. This is someone's sister, mother, warrior, ancestor, or friend. I can tell by the framing, this beautiful Black woman was loved. Help me find the caretaker of this gem. Please share!

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