I've experimented with a wide gamut of children's
literature since I started writing works for children in 2004. Use
the links on the left to explore my works, using the definitions below
as a guide.
Picture Books - My picture books are
targeted primarily to ages 3-7, with some spread in either
direction. Picture book manuscripts are designed to
tell a story with the help of illustrations provided by an
artist ('cuz I can't draw!).
Early Chapter Books - My early chapter
books are designed for ages 6-8, with some spread in either
direction. These works are designed as a transition
between picture books and novels, and are commonly read in
the first and second grades.
Non-Fiction - Non-fiction is my specialty
in adult literature (I'm extensively published in adult
non-fiction, but not as Blair Hickson Riley!).
However, I've written very little for children in the realm
of non-fiction. What I have written is focused around
upper elementary science.
Middle Grade Novels- Middle
grade novels are long works of fiction written for children
ages 8-12. Novels are my true love!
Young Adult Novels- Young adult novels
are designed for ages 13-19. In addition to more
complex vocabulary and writing, these novels sometimes deal
with difficult, often controversial, teen issues.