Artist Profile

Reno, Nevada

Paula Riley

Riley, Paula

Author of "Atheist in Church--on Heaven and Other Mysteries" and "Postcards from Planet Eldercare--the Final Frontier," both personal narratives.

Non-Fiction Writing and Photography Credits include stories with photos on topics from travel to culture, business to people profiles, for: Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno News & Review, Nevada magazine, Montana Living, Fairways & Greens, Comstock Business magazine, Washoe Family, RLife magazine, Range magazine, and Audubon International’s website.
Non-fiction book concept and proposal work; extensive writing for non-profit/public service programs and reports to Washoe Co. District Court.
Official photographer for 2014 Artown.
Critical analysis and line editing for a variety of fiction and non-fiction projects.

Public Presentations/Teaching
2007-current Presenter for High Sierra Writers educational meetings and workshops
2006-11 TMCC Workforce Development/Continuing Education writing instruction
2005 & 08 TMCC Writers Conference presenter
2005 Instructor/creative arts for Northern Nevada Home Schooling Association Fall 2004 Presenter at National Auto Museum-hosted literary program
Two-time Artown participant – writing spontaneous prose in exchange for cash and food donations for Food Bank of Northern Nevada

Professional Affiliations:
Sixteen-year member of High Sierra Writers, Reno. Currently serving eighth year on its board of directors.
Developed "Writers at Work," a program to assist group members solve sticky writing problems through advice provided by a panel of active writing professionals.

Graduated with high distinction, Bachelor of Social Work – University of Nevada, Reno

Conferences/Workshops attended:
2008 – Workshop: Frey on Plot (James N. Frey)/Reno; 2008 Writer’s Intensive/Berkeley CA – February (James N. Frey); 2007 TMCC Writers' Conference - Track A workshop (Christopher Coake); 2006 “Writers by the Sea” fiction workshop – Yachats, Oregon (John Reed); 2005 Juniper Creek Writing Conference (producer-Ellen Hopkins) Carson City, Nevada; 1997 Advanced Fiction Writing Workshop, “The Art of the Story” (Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks) Reno; various workshops at High Sierra Writers