Hello, I’m glad you could join me.
The first two novels in my historical fiction series involving heroes Riley and Cornelius were published this year by Three Ocean Press of Vancouver, BC. The first is Riley and the Great War, and it was followed by Riley and the Roaring Twenties. Six further volumes are planned. I am currently working on one that takes place during the Great Depression and is tentatively titled Riley On the Bum (like it?). This site will be updated as more novels appear. Hope to see you at a reading soon!
“Captivating and engaging, James Anderson O’Neal’s Riley and the Great War is a blend of historical fiction and nonstop adventure. … The dynamic between Riley and Cornelius definitely steals the show.”
— Foreword Reviews, May/June 2018
“Riley and the Great War is a rollicking good historical novel that will keep the reader turning pages from start to finish. James Anderson O’Neal is a consummate novelist who knows both the craft and the art of good writing. Highly recommended.”
—William C. Hammond, author of A Call to Arms and For Love of Country, winner of the Military Writers Society of America 2011 Gold Medal for Historical Fiction Protagonist
“O’Neal’s evocative prose immerses you in the past, as if you’d stepped inside a painting.”
— Brian Freeman, bestselling author of The Night Bird
“O’Neal (with Riley and the Roaring Twenties) drew me in. His 1920s story of gangsters, gambling and murder left me hungry for the next Riley story.” —Dean Hovey, award-winning author of the Pine County mysteries