Literary Works By Nancy Reil Riojas 210-658-6184
Hello, welcome to my website. Please step into my study and sit with me. Here I do all of my writing, the real and the fantastic! They say that every mind is a universe where stories continuously happen around us, yet presenting the story to you, the reader, with grace and clarity is in itself another story. Writing my universe stories on paper for your enjoyment is thrilling, and unless the words move your heart, I don't write them.
We authors share a great challenge of maintaining the reader's attention, never an easy task. So after you read the stories, please take a minute to let me know your impression of how well I present them. Thank you so much.
From San Antonio, Texas, and after decades of a successful career in real estate, I ventured into this new career of writing.
Most of my short novels, novellas, short stories, flash fiction, and poems are inspired by true events and take place only in Texas settings. I attempt to keep my writing style clear and direct, which can be enjoyed from the young to the old. In several of the stories, I provide Texas facts with the violence of self defense battles and natural disasters as well as moving, emotional struggles then combine them with moral fortitude.
By keeping the reading time of some stories no longer than the length of a long movie, the intent is to spark interest in those who dislike reading. Writing opens the window to our souls, yet reading opens the door. If I can inspire anyone to read, then I feel successful in my endeavor.
Click on the following pages for story excerpts. "Steven" IS FREE AND IN ITS ENTIRETY FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT UNDER THE MORE STORIES TAB ON YOUR LEFT.
~~ Stories For Your Enjoyment~~
"Monster at My Window"
"Night Invaders"--Sequel to Monster at My Window
"Moonshiner The Wolf"
"The Rabbi's Books"
"Flood of 1965"
~~ Reading Aloud On Location~~
Please contact me by email on Product Instructions Page regarding scheduling and cost (I will travel as far as 100 miles outside San Antonio, Texas.)
~~ Reviews ~~
Click on Book Reviews, upper left.
~~ Audio Books ~~
Audio Books for the Novellas and the short stories are presently being developed. Target date for completion - December 2013.
AS THE SOLE OWNER OF MY PUBLISHED STORIES, THEY ARE WRITTEN, EDITED, AND COPYRIGHTED BY ME UNDER THE U.S.COPYRIGHT OFFICE, WASHINGTON, D.C. IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANYONE TO VIOLATE RIGHTS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT LAW TO THE OWNER OF COPYRIGHT. THANK YOU.
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"Writing opens the window to our souls, yet reading opens the door. If I can inspire anyone to read, then I feel successful in my endeavor." Nancy Reil Riojas, Texas EBook Author
PRESENTLY WRITING: "Sweet Miss Peoples"
Synopsis: In the 1950s when Andi reached puberty, life was not beautiful like she thought. She realized that the greatest generation, including her father, were teaching racial prejudice to their children. She failed.
Miss Peoples, a black master artist, was Andi's friend and neighbor. She lived in a small wood-frame home, which was maliciously set on fire. Her unsolved murder set the course for the rest of Andi's life: she became a criminal attorney. For decades Andi's crying out in agony settled for a silent ache which surfaced every time she saw a blazing fire: there she envisioned Miss Peoples' charred body, her arms dangling out her window. The case would have taken less time to solve if Andi would have removed Miss People's hidden steel box from under the kitchen floor before the killer did, the box that held her checkered past. That was forty years ago.
"No neighbors visited her but Andi. She was a black woman living in a white neighborhood. All Andi knew was that some crude remarks were made about a woman she thought the world of. Andi was a young friend who believed Miss Peoples' every word, every smile, every gesture."
"The light from the window revealed her serious, wrinkled face which focused on the latest piece of art, those pieces that took months to complete and ultimately hung across the cracked walls of her home. The hairs from the steady brush raised the smidgens of paint from the palette to the awaiting canvas, and as if like magic, the paint planted itself onto the most perfect spot. For hours strokes continued like a symphony where true fascination lingered in an old wood-frame home."
Andi said, "What's in that box, Miss Peoples?"
"My life secrets," said she.
A Children's Short Story
(with 15 illustrations)
Steven finds a bird that fell out of its nest, and as it turns out, the tiny fowl is far, far from ordinary.