Welcome to the website of Dave Riese, the author of Echo from Mount Royal

Montreal, 1951. A girl from a working class, Catholic-Jewish family falls in love. Book Front CoverHer courtship with a handsome, Jewish orthodox man fulfills her romantic dreams and his wealth introduces her to a world of upper-class privilege. When class, religion, sexual inexperience and family secrets test their love, she struggles to control events. And then, shocking revelations change her life forever.

Echo from Mount Royal wins two prizes

2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award:
Winner in the General Fiction/Novel category
Second Place Grand Prize Winner for all fiction books


2016 indieBRAG medallion winner

Read the                                     Read an
first three chapters                  interview with the author


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Author photo of Dave Riese

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Front Cover for Echo from Mount Royal

Front Cover for Echo from Mount Royal

Press Kit for Dave Riese and Echo from Mount Royal

Media Kit for Dave Riese and his novel, Echo from Mount Royal

First copies of the novel, Echo from Mount Royal, arrive at author's home

First copies of the novel Echo from Mount Royal arrive at author’s home





Upcoming Author Events

Tewksbury Library Fall Author Fair

Saturday, Nov 4, 10 am – 1 pm

I am signing books at the Fall Authors Fair on Sat, Nov 4 at the Tewksbury Library on 300 Chandler St, Tewksbury, MA 01876

The Tewksbury Public Library is putting the spotlight on a diverse collection of Tewksbury and Wilmington authors with its first annual Tewksbury Book Festival on Saturday, November 4, from 10 am to 1 pm.

Stop by the library’s Meeting Room anytime during this event to meet local authors, learn about their books, enjoy complimentary donuts (10 am-
11:30 am), pizza (11:30 am-1 pm) and drinks, and enter to win free raffles.

Admission is FREE and open to all.

Video Resources

Watch the book trailer for Echo from Mount Royal, a novel about a strange romance in the Montreal of 1951.


Dave Riese is interviewed by Eileen MacDougall on her show Book Stew, a production of the Wilmington, Ma cable station (WCTV). My interview is combined with an interview with another author. The show cuts back and forth between us.


Dave Riese discusses his novel Echo from Mount Royal on The Author Connection with Jenny Hudson. The video is produced by Merrimack Media, Cambridge, MA. http://www.merrirmackmedia.com