WALLS LIKE THESE
In 1452, beside a small wood within Constantinople, an epileptic girl tends to a life among bees. Five hundred miles north, an aristocratic boy, newly orphaned, runs through a field of sheep, a three-legged dog at his side.
In one year's time, they'll stand between the collision of two empires.
Writing with the belief that examination of the self might be best accomplished via the stories of others, Ryan focuses primarily on long-form fiction, often within an historical context. Coming from a studied background in myth, story structure, and the origins of narrative, his work explores the human condition through an existentialist lens and characters who are forced to take an unconventional, if not exotic, step beyond their given lives.
Ryan currently lives in the desert of Las Vegas, where he writes fiction by night and masquerades as an airline pilot by day. When not writing, you might find him on a rock face in the desert, searching for the city's best chicken wing, or pausing a movie to discuss a scene to a synchrony of eyerolls. A member of the Historical Novel Society and the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, as well as a Friend of PEN, he's currently querying his latest historical piece, WALLS LIKE THESE.
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