Short Stories

Best Australian Yarn: Top 50 long list – Chicken Salt by Brittany Riley. Read here.

The West Australian: The Best Australian Yarn: How writing gives Brittany Riley a sense of freedom. Article here.

The Northern Daily Leader: Gunnedah’s Brittany Riley announced in top 50 for The Best Australian Yarn 2022 Short Story Competition. Article here.

The Northern Daily Leader: Gunnedah’s Brittany Riley awarded top prize in The Best Australian Yarn competition for short story ‘Chicken Salt’. Article here.

SCWC x Berry Writers Festival – Flash Fiction Competition Winner. See here.


The Enchantment Series


Book I: Enchantment

“A universal power, a deadly enemy, a history destined to repeat…”

Elise Dawson has led a sheltered life, home-schooled and protected by her parents from the suspicious eyes of the world. Like thousands of others, the Dawsons are the descendants of the Undeàdlic Acolitus, or Immortal Lightbearers—a subspecies of faerie with only one enemy: the banshees, a vicious version of the Lightbearers. Elise has no idea that she is the descendant of the first water elemental, Lennox Henderson, and that she has the ability to control all water sources on earth.

When the truth is finally revealed, Elise flees her London home and escapes to a town called Menithwood, where she is to remain hidden from vengeful enemies. Being a faerie is not an easy transition; she must either learn to control her power or watch as it destroys everything she loves. But when she meets Christian Vanderbilt, a kind yet dangerous banshee, he changes her life in ways she couldn’t have imagined. As her enemies increase and rumours of her existence spread, Elise is forced to defend both her secret and her life. Only time will tell if she’ll fulfil her treacherous fate as an elemental in a declaration of war against the banshees.

In this fantasy novel, a young woman discovers her true identity and must choose between her destiny as an elemental and the newfound love of someone who should be her enemy.

“Enchantment is the first book in the Enchantment series. Elise’s story is one of heroism, love, rivalry, history, sacrifice, and how no amount of running will prevent the stars of fate from aligning.”

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Interview with Annie McCann | Sydney Writers’ Festival 2018

Book II: Echo

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