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When It Rains…I Write


This has been a particularly terrible couple of weeks. Things happening to me right now: My daughter Kaylee, whose birthday is today, was suffering from headaches every day for several weeks.  We took her to the doctor and he looked at her back to discover that her spine is twisted to her left.  The left … Continue reading

New Podcast Up: Guest Writer Anna McKinley…and Zombies


On this very special episode of “Fanboys on Fiction”, Ryan talks with his daughter Anna about how much she loves writing, how she developed that love of writing, and a little about her songwriting. They then discuss “The Walking Dead”, with a spoiler free commentary about the final episodes of season 4. Find the episode here.

Don’t Feed the Negative Body Image


I am currently teaching an adjunct course at St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  It is a literature course, and last week one of the readings was a poem by Marge Piercy entitled “Barbie Doll”.  Here is the poem, and the discussion about it comes after: Barbie Doll This girlchild was born as usual and presented … Continue reading

“Come Apart” Launches This Week!


I am waiting for the proof copy to arrive in the mail (should be tomorrow) and after I have a look at it, barring any major formatting issues, my new novel Come Apart will be hitting digital shelves and CreateSpace print-on-demand by Thursday or Friday. I will announce on this blog when it does. I … Continue reading

Cover Design: Come Apart


I have finished the initial cover design for my new novel Come Apart.  Note that I have not included any text because I was going to do that in the cover editor for CreateSpace, unless I could do it myself, and then I will use a font called “Digital Dream”. Feedback?

Cover Design: Three Blended Elements


I haven’t written much about cover design, but as an indie writer who is a complete do-it-yourselfer, I have designed the covers for the last two books I have written. In this quest to create a great cover, I have followed what I call the cardinal rules of great cover design as laid out by several professional cover … Continue reading