Riley Darkes lives in the Suburbs of Central Ohio where she builds web sites during the week and writes on the weekends. She’s an advisory board member for the local assembly of IORG, a youth service organization that was a huge part of her teenage years. She believes service to your community can change your life! 

Riley writes young adult stories about teenagers, life, and love, and middle grade stories about friendship, mystery, and magic. She’s a hardcore Margie Lawson fan, an alumni member of SavvyAuthors.com, and participates in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers and Northeast Ohio RWA chapters. When she needs to focus, you can find her at the Highlights Foundation, holed up in a cabin in the Pocono Mountains!

She’s cat-obsessed, a Slytherin house member, and a pirate in a former life. Find Riley posting cats and inspirational messages on Facebook. She lives in Ohio with her husband, teenage daughter, and two cats (Bella and Salem/Satan).