Will B Riley was born in England where, to please a loving but insanely Catholic mother he spent most of his teen years in a seminary. At eighteen, terrified by the spectre of a life of enforced celibacy as Father Riley he escaped to Australia where he quickly became the other sort of father five times over to compensate. His memories of the seminary are mostly happy, Hogwarts-style ones. He’s still working on the Catholic guilt bit.
After winning $1000 in an essay contest he decided being a writer was a quick and easy way to fame and fortune. He knows better now.
He reads everything, from corn flake packets to Homer, and has completed several novels which are soon to be published as ebooks.
Barry and his wife Patricia live on The Central Coast north of Sydney.
Emily Craig II
on July 14, 2017 :
Barry Riley is a prolific writer with a wealth of knowledge of history which he uses with skill to make his books both interesting and exciting to young and old. I feel sure his enthralling novels will go a long way and wish him all the best.
Be sure to read his next novel, soon to be published.You won't be disappointed.
(review of free book)