Called a “modern-day Jane Austen,” J.F. Riordan’s lyrical prose and rich characters are a tribute to small town life and the beauty of the ordinary. Peopled with sharply drawn characters whose experiences are by turns serious, mystical, and ridiculous, her books bring into sharp focus the pitfalls and vicious politics that prevail in small towns everywhere.
Before she began writing J.F. Riordan earned her living first as an opera singer, and later as an English teacher in an inner city high school. A transplanted Midwesterner, she lives in exile from Washington Island with her husband and two and a half dogs.