The Life of Riley first appeared as a column in The Scribe Newspaper at Seminole State College of Florida (formerly SCC) and during its run earned 3 awards from The Florida Community College Press Association during 2005 and 2006.


Maria Riley
Maria Riley


An Award-Winning Writer and Social Media Professional, striving daily to write that one true sentence. Based in New York City, Riley is a contributing writer for New York Family Magazine. She lives with her husband and teenage daughter on Roosevelt Island.



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Barry Fidnick


S.N.A.P. (short narrative about photography) Contributor
To learn more about photographer Barry Fidnick, visit his website at