James Riley

James Riley lives in Virginia. 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

Pick the Plot
Story Thieves Collection Books 1-3
Secret Origins
The Stolen Chapters
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'Story Thieves' series trailer

Owen Connors has the ability to jump inside his favorite books— and whether it’s a mystery, fantasy, or science fiction, it is always an adventure! From the bestselling author of the 'Half Upon a Time' trilogy comes this new action-packed, hilarious series 'Story Thieves'.

My Life in 8 Words

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 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.

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. 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. With whom in history do you most identify?

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

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