Welcome to my Website
Welcome to my official website! My name is Riley Carney and I am an eighteen-year-old author. Here you'll find news, links, and information about me, my books, and my nonprofit for children's literacy. I love speaking at schools and libraries so feel free to contact me.
My first book, The Fire Stone: Book One of The Reign of the Elements, (BookLight Press, January 1, 2010) is the first book of a five-book fantasy adventure story for kids ages 9-14, although a lot of adults like to read young adult fiction too, so there’s really no age limit!
The second book in the series, The Water Stone was released July 30, 2010 and the third book, The Wind Stone, was released February 21, 2011. The fourth book, The Immortality Scroll was released July 29, 2011.
The fifth, and final, book of the series, The Final Alliance, below, released March 30, 2012.
Read more about each book by clicking on the title at the top of the page.
Some of the proceeds from my books go toward my nonprofit for children’s literacy. I created my nonprofit, Breaking the Chain, when I was fourteen years old. www.linkbylink.org
I am passionate about promoting global literacy because I believe that the way to help children break the cycle of poverty and exploitation is through literacy. Did you know that there are 130 million children around the world who don’t have the opportunity to get an education, that 1 in every 2 children lives in poverty, and that 1.3 million teens in the United States drop out of high school? Because there is a direct correlation between poverty and literacy, I have made it my goal to do everything I can to increase childhood literacy.
I believe that literacy is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and that the most important thing we can do is to provide all children with a better future by teaching them how to read. True literacy can only be achieved through constant reading, however, and the only way that children will read constantly is if they enjoy it. If children are given books that they enjoy, they are more likely to continue reading long into the future.
You can also check out these links for the latest updates on my books and my nonprofit:
Follow Me on Twitter
My Author's Blog
My Event Calendar
My nonprofit Breaking the Chain
You can buy a copy of my books at:
www.amazon.com, www.indiebound.org, www.barnesandnoble.com, and at your local library and independent book store.
My books are action-packed and exciting, and I think most kids will be able to relate to the characters! There’s more information inside, so look around and enjoy!