Stories have tremendous power.

As a young child, stories captivated me in a way that nothing else ever has. I remember countless hours spent in my room with the American Girls series, The Babysitters Club, and my treasured Calvin and Hobbes comic books. By the time I reached middle school, I had devoured everything from A Wrinkle in Time to The Count of Monte Cristo — and I was starting to think about what it would be like not just to read books, but to create books.

To date, I have four titles under my publishing belt: one children’s picture book, two young adult novels, and the first in a new cozy mystery series. Of course, this doesn’t take into account all of the manuscripts I keep tucked away in a deep, dark corner of my hard drive in various states of completion. I’m always learning and refining my craft, and sometimes, that means spending years on a story only to decide it isn’t the story I wanted to tell, after all. 



In the decade since I first began to write for publication, I have worked with a multitude of literary professionals, including agents, editors, and publicists. They have taught me so much that I simply didn’t know when I first dove into the wild world of writing. Now, I’m using that knowledge for two purposes: to further my own writing career and to help other budding writers achieve their literary goals.

Whether I’m helping an author one-on-one or speaking to a gymnasium full of 400 middle schoolers, talking about writing is one of my very favorite things to do! I love giving insight into the craft, or talking about characters and worlds that I created. I also love to hear what my audience is reading — I’ve gotten some great book recommendations that way!


Check out the book trailer for my young adult novel, Pull!

Please take a moment to look around my site and get to know me. Whether you purchase one of my books, contact me for creative coaching, or simply browse some of my old blogs from back when I began this journey, I’m thrilled you’re here — and I hope you’ll come back often. If you’re interested in connecting with me outside of this website, I can be found at the social media links below or at annerileybooks@gmail.com.

For all enquiries about publication rights, translation rights, speaking engagements, and the like, please visit my Contact Page for instructions on who to contact.