Hi there and welcome to my website! My name is Ryley Kennedy and I’m an aspiring romance novelist, a Food Network fan, a casual chef, a lover of Disneyland and frequent trips to the spa. In my “real” life, I run my own marketing company, go on weekly date nights with my husband of 20+ years and love to read.

This website is a gonna be an odd hodge-podge of stuff for now: a little bit lifestyle blog, with recipes and recommendations, book reviews, and maybe even the random scene posting or creative writing effort thrown in. Since no one is visiting my site anyway, I’m going to use this time to freely explore what it is I want to talk about and share with the world before any one actually notices and passes judgement!

Latest from the Blog

NaNoWriMo Day #2 and the Craft of Writing


So today is Day #2 of NaNoWriMo and my progress is still slower than I’d like it to be. I’m working my way through this week’s worksheets but I ran into a bit of a snag. It’s been a... Read More

NaNoWriMo and BIAM – Here We Go (Day #1)


It’s November 1st and for many writers out there it is the start of another National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo as it is otherwise known). If you’re not sure what NaNoWriMo is, you can learn more about it... Read More

A Baby Romance Novelist is Born


Updated 10/29/2023 – I found Ryley’s Goodreads account and updated my notes below. Today is my first day calling myself Ryley Kennedy – Romance Novelist. I’m not sure how I’m going to start out – my brain is feeling... Read More