James Riley

James Riley lives in the DC area. He is the author of Half Upon a Time, Twice Upon a Time, and Once Upon the End as well as the Story Thieves series.

Books by this Author

The Stolen Chapters
Find Your Hero Chapter Sampler
Story Thieves
The Half Upon a Time Trilogy
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HALF UPON A TIME by James Riley

James Riley uses creativity and clever humor to fracture classic fairy tales in his debut novel, "Half Upon a Time".

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20008
JAN 21
B&N #2937
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive
Fairfax, VA 22033
JAN 21
3522 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 27607
JAN 22
123 W. Jefferson Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
JAN 27

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Voted most likely to never write a book" in high school.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd tap King Harold II on the shoulder during the Battle of Hastings, point off into the distance, and say, "Look ... is that an arrow?"

You probably had to be there.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Falling from a thousand feet in the air into a swimming pool full of spiders riding snakes.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. James Riley, 21st century author and adventurer.

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. On a yacht, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for Awesomeness via satellite.

James Riley on the Web