I love History, Romance, the Regency, Food, Family, Faith and Friends.
New York Times
Review of Yonder by Jabiri Asim
Female-centered historical novels are having a moment, particularly when uncovering little-known histories.
Female-centered historical novels are dogged by questions of accuracy. Hence the author's note.
The museum's curators have dared to acknowledge the truth -- a move one can imagine Austen herself approving.
Opinion | A Jane Austen museum addressing Regency-era slavery? How sensible. - The Washington Post
Julia Quinn's novel was delightful escapism. The Netflix adaptation is so much more.
How 'Bridgerton' flipped the script on 'The Duke and I' - The Washington Post
A Love So True
Regency romance author Vanessa Riley explains the detective work required to tell stories about historical heroes from society's margins, who dared to love while being different.
Vanessa Riley Shares How History Informs Her Diverse Regency Romances
Regency romances with diverse casts such as Netflix's "Bridgerton" may be perceived as merely a laudable fantasy, but the reality is that the time period was far less lily-white than many historical romances acknowledge. Daniel Thackery, the titular nobleman in Vanessa Riley's An Earl, the Girl, and a Toddler, is Black, and was inspired by real people of color who were elevated to similar positions by the prince regent, George IV. In this essay, Riley explores the many fascinating layers of Daniel's experience as a Black aristocrat.
Dancing our way into a colorful Regency
Perfect Pairings with Vanessa Riley: 7 Days of Merry Cookies and Happy New Books
These holiday cookie and book pairings will sate your sweet tooth like no other. Vanessa created cookie recipes and paired them with book recommendations.
Perfect Pairings: 7 Days of Merry Cookies and Happy New Books
Perfect Pairings: Author Vanessa Riley Crafts Savory Soups For Her Favorite Fall Romances
Author Vanessa Riley Crafts Savory Soups For Her Favorite Romances
These cool slushy recipes will keep you comfortable on those hot summer days! Vanessa created slushy recipes and paired them to book recommendations.
Perfect Pairings with Vanessa Riley: Cool Slushy Recipes
A Proper English Breakfast
A Duke, The Lady, & A Baby by Vanessa Riley - Victoria
Planning the Perfect Regency Game Night for the Boys
An Earl, The Girl, and A Toddler - Victoria
Pink Heart Society
It's the beginning of a whole new year; what time could possibly be better to become more motivated and inspired? You have a whole 365 days ahead of you, and now is the time to start making them count, so we're asking authors what they've got planned for the year ahead! Vanessa Riley tells us how she uses metrics to plan the year ahead, and urges you to blaze your own path.
How 'Bridgerton' flipped the script on 'The Duke and I' January 15, 2021 by Vanessa Riley