NC Literary Hall of Fame












Dream the Dawn by Jon Michael Riley

Dry Stack Media
$24, paperback / $4.99, e-book
ISBN: 978-0-9913934-0-4
July, 2014
Fiction: Environmental Thriller / Action
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"Jon Michael Riley's Irish love story, mixed with riveting suspense, makes for a compelling read, leaving your spellbound."
—Bryan Robinson, author of Limestone Gumption

"Jon Michael Riley dreams the dawn with the eye of a photographer, the passion of an environmentalist, and the soul of a lover. His delicious descriptions of Ireland are the setting for an intricate Robin Hood caper and a heartfelt love story."
—Vicki Lane, author of the Elizabeth Goodweather Appalachian mysteries

Devastated by the death of both his father and a lover, New York photographer Channey Moran accepts an easy assignment in Ireland. He soon becomes accidentally enmeshed in a bizarre ship hijacking by eco-mercenaries led by an eccentric ex-CIA operative who fascinates the world's news media while horrifying Big Energy.

Local photographer Glennie MacDonald searches the high seas for Channey and finds him moments from drowning. Seeing in him a kindred soul—one she now loves—Glennie nurses him back to life as Ireland erupts in chaos trying to find the allusive leader and his men.

A veteran New York studio and location photographer with work syndicated worldwide by Getty Images, Jon and his wife Catherine relocated to a quiet mountain cove outside of Asheville, NC. After the publication of The Irish File—Images from a Land of Grace, Jon found himself in a health-related situation where photography had become less possible, so began writing, attending writers workshops and conferences, as well as nurturing his interest in Irish history. In addition to three novels completed, Jon is adding to an already finished illustrated book on the Sacred Ireland as well as the third book in the Channey Moran series.

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