PATRICKRILEYHEADSHOT2.JPGWELCOME to "The Life of Riley" which will include periodic chronicles of pop culture and possibilities that flow out of Patrick L. Riley's day. That's me!!! Through blogging (and soon some other technological features on which I'll keep you posted as they launch), I will pull experiences from my busy life to entertain and inspire all of you. Through this site, I will share my observations and insights. 

Some features to look forward to:

1.) "PATRICK'S POP UP(DATES)" will feature stories from pop culture, music, theater, fashion, and the entertainment industry at large. 

2.) "The Life of Riley" will also introduce a "take-a-look-at-your-life" section (READ: sort of an advice column), where I will help readers come up with their own questions and answers around what "ways of being" are working (or not working) to have them acheive their respective goals and live their best lives. This section is called "WHO YOU BE?".

3.) Additonally, there will be a free-flowing, organic section called "TESTIFY" from which I will pull from my own life's journey to share and hopefully inspire. Some of the fare may be new musings and experiences. Other times, I may pull from my journals and past sharings to shed light on some uncomfortable truths that I've experienced and that may perhaps play a role in healing someone else's wounds as the real-life experience did for me. From my experience of covering 9/11 as a freelance journalist to courageously coming out (as gay) to my family, "TESTIFY" promises to move those who choose to read it.

4.) And a section titled "PR" (like my initials, but also like "public relations") will include press clips from any coverage I get. 

5.) And anytime pictures or video can support an entry (in the blog, and perhaps in the subsequent podcasts, my space, and website), those visuals will keep things aesthetically enrolling. That section will be called "MY TUBE".
Patrick L. Riley


Entries in On The Women Who Inspired Me (2)

model behavior

Hi folks! 

As Dorpie Books prepares mine (and its) debut tome "That's What Friends Are For: On The Women Who Inspired Me" for the marketplace, more press will be trickling in.

THIS JUST IN: a link of my half-hour interview on Manhattan Neighborhood Network's Model Behavior with Sharon Quinn. We talk my life, career, and about the book:






A few things to know on the book: 
1. pre-orders ship Friday, May 25, 2018.
2. feel free to pre-order your copy here: OR CLICK LINK IN BIO ABOVE!☝️

3. we will have a NYC book celebration on Wednesday, June 13 2018 at Cove Lounge in Harlem (as well as other events on which we'll keep you posted)
4. additionally, we are plotting out book promo on the road - including (for now) NYC; DC; Atlanta; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Denver; Savannah; Charlotte; Toronto, Detroit; and more. Please stay tuned....

Patrick Riley book launch Wed June 13th and more


Hi folks!

A couple of updates:

1. My Keynote Talk for Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce is POSTPONED to Tues, July 24th. THIS, while still attracting bookings:
(Stay tuned or send for me)!

2. NYC BOOK LAUNCH is now scheduled for Wednesday, June 13th. LOVE THE WAY YOU LIVE with CHARLIE LEWIS & EXPERIENCE HARLEM with ANGIE HANCOCK host at COVE LOUNGE in HARLEM (325 Malcolm X Blvd btw 126th & 127th) from 7p to 9p. Miss Jessie's NEW PRODUCTS will be available for all guests while supplies last:
3. To our NEW YORKERS: I will read a preview excerpt on: Mon. May 7 from 6-8:30p at Melba's Restaurant (300 West 114th Street, NYC 10027). "THE LITERARY CORNER" is presented by Yvette Hayward & The African American Literary Awards Show's The Author's Corner (hosted by "Real Talk"s Bill Foster):

  or RSVP (for dinner - available for purchase) here:

4. On MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: I will be presenting from another of the book's excerpts as BRAND AMBASSADOR for Gregory Douglas PRESENTS LGBT ARTS & CULTURE MUSIC FESTIVAL in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic on May 25-29, 2018. I will be hosting the VANGUARD AWARD GALA (honoring Sheryl Lee Ralph, Tweet, Shaun T, Tamar Braxton, Frenchie Davis, Shangela, Anthony Wayne & Kendrell Bowman, and so many more). Plus, I will host an #AllStarKaraoke-style moment (including beloved sponsor Miss Jessies who is sending samples for guests to try --- including five new products that have been added to the shelves this year. There are 35 more remaining all inclusive festival packages 1349.00 single and 1970 double. Book online

 or call us 404-756-8433.

5. On SUNDAY JUNE 3RD, PRE-ORDER BUYERS in NEW YORK CITY can bring your books to the outdoor festival DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON for me to sign at Inwood Hill Park, NYC (218th Street & Indian Road) for DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON. I will also host the afternoon stage - so bring your FAMILY & FRIENDS out from 11a-6p. A WONDERFUL DAY that I've co-              hosted for over a decade now.
6. Dorpie Books is finalizing production on my book "That's What Friends Are For for: On The Women Who Inspired Me" - shipping NOW the week of Memorial Day Weekend: Friday, May 25, 2018. Folks can still pre-order here:

Stay tuned for updates! We will be announcing more developments and changes soon. 
As always, THANKS for your support!