I was the Featured Author of the Day on Many Books!

Readers describe the book as “ugly, gruesome, laugh out loud hilarious and full of action.”
Is that the experience you were trying to provide when you were writing the book?

I recently read somewhere that horror and comedy are strange, but loving bedfellows and I believe this to be true. In fact, I think you could describe my twenties as ugly, gruesome, laugh out loud hilarious and full of action. When I wrote the books, I wanted the humanity that you witnessed to be grounded in reality. I ask my readers to believe in killer mermaids. If I don’t provide familiar ground to stand on, would you really want to go on that ride with me? That’s how the book became life-like—full of flaws, gruesome, and ridiculous.

Feel free to read the entire interview here.


Order Caging the Merrow Today!

Caging the Merrow is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon.com! All you have to do is click here and the book will magically appear on your Kindle Black Friday! Just think, you, the third book, pjs, your couch, and a full belly. Evie would be so proud of you ...

For more information regarding the release party at Nordstrom Cafe, Providence Place, RI on December 7, you can click here or go to my FB events page here

NEW book, NEW shirts!

The new book is almost here (release date is December 7, but you can pre-order right now by clicking here.) and that means--new shirts! Featuring the glorious PVD skyline, these shirts are sure to delight any Rhode Islander or non-Rhode Islander. Either way, you're supporting an Indie mermaid. Head over to the merch store where you can buy any of the merchandise from the previous book releases. 


Free eBook!- Download Waking the Merrow for nothing today!

Today on this glorious CyberMonday, grab yourself a free copy of Waking the Merrow! Find out why Nicole Hill, Barnes and Noble Book Blogger said:

You know what’s great about Rigney’s horror-ific (that’s horror-filled and terrific), hysterical debut novel? Besides the bloodthirsty merfolk, our antihero protagonist is an overweight, drunk, subpar mother, who also happens to be a funeral director. I can’t even describe the premise of this book without getting giddy, because how many times does a plot involve both vicious mermaids and Rhode Island colonists?

Click here to get your own copy and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 


I'm so excited to share my new website with you! I hope you enjoy it and can find everything with ease. 


Please feel free to browse around the navigation. Visit the pages. Maybe check out the deal I have going on in the shop.

Other Authors: I used advice from this website to guide the creation of my site. I also looked at  Gillian Flynn's author site, as well as Lauren Kate.  I felt that both individuals were hitting the right marks (buy it links, newsletter signups, current book up front and center) as well as setting a darker tone--which I believe my work reflects.

Fans: Be sure to sign up for the news updates below to stay up to date on all the latest releases, signings, events, etc. Also, coming soon, the Resources page will be featuring insider Merrow Trilogy information. Things that the fans have asked for, such as maps, pronunciation guides, historical background references, etc, will be featured here. Think of it as the bonus features on a DVD release. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to see something featured! 

I suppose now that I have finished designing this website, I need to get on priority number 1-- the writing of Caging the Merrow! Here's a cover prototype teaser for your viewing pleasure.