Author Kasey Riley

With over twenty years of horse ownership and Endurance riding to her credit, Kasey Riley (Kim) brings a wealth of knowledge to her novels. Her love of the trail, outdoors, and rural living give color and vibrancy to her books. This realism has drawn many readers to her novels. She strives to make readers see through the eyes of her characters and imagine themselves enmeshed in the plot.

  • McKenna's Path by Kasey Riley.

  • Ruff Cut by Kasey Riley.

  • DNA Trilogy by Kasey Riley.

  • August Fire by Kasey Riley.

  • Skeleton Trail by Kasey Riley.

  • Desperate Endurance by Kasey Riley.


Do Not Assume

Once she finds her genetic
heritage - can she escape it? 
Book 1 of 3

Do Not Accept

Do Not Answer

To escape and find a
home is all that counts.
Book 2 of 3

Do Not Answer

To get married, they need
to elude their enemy, again.
Book 3 of 3

Desperate Endurance

A murder, a witness and a
cross country race to safety. 

Skeleton Trail

Discovery of a mummifeid corpse
brings a cold case back to life.

August Fire

An arsonist adds heat to a
rocky romance, right to the end.

Ruff Cut

A dog, diamonds, city crooks and
rattlesnakes...what fun. 

McKenna's Path

McKenna's Path

On horseback or on foot,
Suzie must reach her father. 

Follow The Dream

Follow The Dream

An unplugged weekend
becomes a nightmare.

Rustlers Heist

Army Veteran Sheriff Megan Holloway wonders what is happening to her quiet Colorado town.


"It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by that time I was too famous." Robert Benchley

"I think there are two types of writers, the architects and the gardeners. The architects plan everything ahead of time, like an architect building a house. They know how many rooms are going to be in the house, what kind of roof they’re going to have, where the wires are going to run, what kind of plumbing there’s going to be. They have the whole thing designed and blueprinted out before they even nail the first board up. The gardeners dig a hole, drop in a seed and water it. They kind of know what seed it is, they know if planted a fantasy seed or mystery seed or whatever. But as the plant comes up and they water it, they don’t know how many branches it’s going to have, they find out as it grows. And I’m much more a gardener than an architect."  George R.R. Martin

"I realize that some of you may have come in hopes of hearing tips on how to become a professional writer. I say to you, “If you really want to hurt your parents, and you don’t have the nerve to be a homosexual, the least you can do is go into the arts. But do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites, standing for absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college."
Kurt Vonnegut

The first draft of anything is shit.
– Ernest Hemingway

“And what, you ask, does writing teach us? First and foremost, it reminds us that we are alive and that it is a gift and a privilege, not a right.”
– Ray Bradbury

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