Ryan M. Williams

Biography

Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, author of more than twenty novels, writes across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, and mystery. He holds a master degree from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction. His short fiction has appeared in anthologies from Pocket Books, WMG Publishing, and in On Spec Magazine.

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Books

The Eleven Lords
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,740. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dalton Hicks, about to start college, meant to leave the goblin alleys behind and live a normal life safe from the powerful forces that nearly killed him the last time. Dalton’s escape from the goblin alleys proves short-lived. He returns to Goblinus alone, unaided by Mingmei, the shape-shifting fox girl that helped him last time. Hunted by an ancient evil, Dalton faces his greatest race yet!
Killing Dead Things
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Series: Dead Things, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,150. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Ravyn Washington grew up and woke dead things. A witch, like her grandmother and a target for the Inquisition. They didn’t burn her, they recruited her. And now they want her back. In Bramson Bay, Oregon, dead things stir and Ravyn must put them down.
Collected Stories of 2009
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,770. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was 2009. That was the year everything changed for me. Major life changes, career changes, and seismic shifts in the publishing landscape. This was the year when I “got serious” about my writing – not that I hadn’t been studying and learning for many years before, but this was the turning point. This collection pulls together ten stories written in 2009.
Past Lives
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Series: Moreau Society, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,110. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Brock Marsden, private detective and member of the Moreau Society, enhanced with the DNA of other species. Now he faces his toughest case — to rescue friends trapped in a past he wanted to forget! For Muriel Reinhard, trapped in the past with Dyami of Eyota, the way home looks lost. Caught at the crux of history, will their efforts to get home destroy the future they remember!
Space Monkeys
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,080. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2012 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
IRiS, the Interstellar Recovery Spacecraft, captured samples from a comet passing through the solar system and found something remarkable. Danny lives in his own world, finding connections through video games and gesture. Emmett does what all good fathers do and seeks for new ways to connect with his son. Sometimes first contact begins right here at home.
Shermmies' Planet
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2012 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bad enough the planet smelled like lemon meringue pie. But for Uplift Agent Holly Kirk, her future hinges on convincing the furry natives to adopt her uplift contract — before her competition beats her to it. Unfortunately, the natives are more interested in dancing! Work and play collide in this story of first contact. Includes complete bonus story "Journey to Emberland"
The Greatest Gig and Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,190. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Make first contact in this collection of five stories from the author of Dark Matters. Chrystal Eagle, starship plumber, deals with the messiest hazards on a starship — the passengers! An alien scientist discovers the unexpected truth behind his mission to another world! Emmett fights alien weasels for his survival! Keeping up with the Joneses — get the latest rocketship!
Dreaming Dead Things
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Series: Dead Things, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,010. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Dead things in high school? Bad. At college? Deadly! Ravyn Washington's secret? She wakes dead things. If the Inquisition finds out she could burn. She thought she left that all behind her after high school. Not quite. Haunted in her dreams, Ravyn's curse spreads to her friends when their dream research project turns into a nightmare. Not safe awake. Not safe asleep!
The Idea Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
(4.00)
Writers get ideas and inspiration from all sorts of places. Often the process seems mysterious. Where does a writer find a muse? Where do you get your ideas? Here is one answer. Also includes a bonus excerpt from the author's first Moreau Society novel, Dark Matters.
Strange Babies and Other Stories
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,450. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Strange babies abound in this collection of five science fiction stories about parenthood and other-worldly children from the author of Dark Matters. Includes Strange Babies, Different Gravities, Your Eyes, Bouncing Baby Boy and Better the Boy.
Journey to Emberland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
On the first journey to another world, Long Sight dreams of worldlets propelled by the the sun, traveling between the worlds of his solar system. Not all of the people share his dream, and some will go to any lengths to stop it. Includes complete bonus story "Shermmies' Planet"
Commuter
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ken believes in saving the world one pedal-stroke at a time. In comfort. His vehicle of choice, a low-slung, bright yellow recumbent trike. He rides the trike everywhere. To the store. For fun out on the bike path. And for his daily commute to work. Usually he enjoys commuting on the trike. Some days, it’s a PAIN.
Love, [unpronounceable]
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,350. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
With the greatest gig in the unviverse, comes great responsibility to make sure the toilets function for both humanoid species and otherwise aboard the Elegant Slipstream. The job let Chrystal Eagle see the sights but it also had one main drawback — the passengers. Includes complete bonus story "The Greatest Gig"
Dumping Ground
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Special Agent Alex Marks investigates a crime fifty million years in the making. Includes complete bonus story "Killing Bennie"
Killing Bennie
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,910. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Life on Communications Station 10 meant cramped quarters and mind-dulling routine. The pay was pretty good, but that only mattered dirtside. When Bennie's snoring causes sleepless nights for Paul there's only one possible answer. Bennie must die. Includes complete bonus story "Dumping Ground"
Alien Conspiracy Theory
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,180. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Cleveland Parrish saw things that no other human had seen, but what he learned threatened to change him forever! A short story from the author of Dark Matters and The Gingerbread House.
Five More Futures
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,400. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A starship plumber faces an unusual problem, a father on the moon deals with an active child, another father watches his son develop in unexpected ways on Mars, colonists struggle to survive on an alien planet, and a family tries to welcome an alien into their family. This collection includes: "The Greatest Gig", "Bouncing Baby Boy", "Different Gravities", "Egg Hunt", and "Poly Contact".
People Love Rocketships
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hank always wanted a rocketship, something to put the Westerfield's old green rocketship next door to shame. He finally got his wish...and a bit more!
Better the Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Bones remembered sleeping on the bed between his masters, and a time when the Cat was the only intruder in the house, one he avoided and ignored. Then the Boy came and everything changed for the worse. Or was there something even worse than the Boy?
Poly Contact
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,160. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A dozen massive alien ships arrive in orbit while others begin building a colony on the far side of the moon. The beautiful, androgynous Giselians want formal relations with humanity — by marrying into our families.
The Greatest Gig
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,060. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Chrystal had the greatest gig in the galaxy as a starship plumber aboard the Elegant Slipstream. The only problem? The passengers. Humanoid passengers were the worst, but when she had to deal with the non-humanoid ones? Then things got really messy.
Strange Babies
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,780. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Terry opened the daycare looking forward to meeting the children for the first time, only to discover that these children weren’t quite what he had expected.
Witness to Dust
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,480. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.14)
The Dust came and Death followed. An alien pandemic unleashed on the world, transforming people into Dusters. They called themselves Witnesses. Witness to what? Delancie Haines didn’t know. She read the news, heard stories of loved ones transformed, turning on their own families. She didn’t understand. Not until Death chased her down the trail.
The Gingerbread House
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Series: Moreau Society, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,400. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00)
A killer holds an entire planet hostage! Brock Marsden — private detective, mutant by-choice with extraordinary abilities. Using alien technology, members of the Moreau Society willingly alter their DNA — incorporating the best traits of other species for pleasure or profit. Only now a member goes rogue, perverting the technology to murder-by-mutation at a distance.
Bouncing Baby Boy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Micro-Gee, Gary Poland Junior, weighed less than a pound on the Moon at birth. As the first Moon baby Micro-Gee found fame without trying, much like the SECOND time he captured headlines.
Egg Hunt
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,630. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Emmett came to the planet Autumn for the challenge of the new frontier. A whole new world for humanity under open skies, breathing fresh air instead of canned and recycled air. The only problem? Humans can’t eat anything on Autumn. Not without the enzymes engineered into the eggs of the skreeches, a native species resembling feathered dinosaurs. He isn’t the only one hunting the eggs.
Different Gravities
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,140. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00)
Kyle Rader discovered fatherhood on Mars and more challenges than dirty diapers! The careful colony timetables get thrown out the airlock when the new Martian governor announces her pregnancy en route to the red planet. Unexpected challenges introduce new stresses when raising the first child on Mars, but Kyle believes his son’s destiny will transform humanity.
Quantum Uncertainty
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,630. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Private Detective Barry Holliday, Doc to his friends, likes industrial cases for the pay check, but otherwise could leave it. The job from Q-Prime looks ordinary. Track down the hacker responsible for stealing private corporate data, retrieve the information and turn the hacker over to the cops. Even the easiest jobs have a way of leading to unexpected places.
Five Futures
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,650. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
An inventor recreates the future...An android searches for an open source emotion...A couple is faced with an impossible proposal...The smell of rotting aliens covers a town...A lonely man looks for someone to love... A collection of five science fiction stories from the author of Dark Matters, including: Future Wasn’t, The Copyleft Heart, Proposal, Eetees, and Your Eyes.
Proposal
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Tom wants to believe that Unity brings everything it promises. Peace and love, a way to belong safe from the conflicts, but Rachele doesn't believe he has the whole picture and sets out to uncover the truth. A short story by Ryan M. Williams
So Little Time
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
(3.50)
The people in Seatco know death. Perched on the coast, battered by ocean storms, seeing the boats go out every day, they know the dangers. Sometimes men come back dead and still walking around. Tied to this earth until they resolve whatever keeps them around. Nathan Whedon gambled with his life and lost. Veronica Bell dreams of life beyond Seatco. Sometimes life gives you so little time.
Eetees
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,490. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
A rotten stink chokes the town of Vail from a crashed alien ship. Chris Dart volunteers for the cleanup crew. Get in, take care of the mess, and get out. Simple plan, for an otherworldly problem.
Future Wasn't
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,070. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(3.00)
Rodney dreamed of a future with intelligent robots, flying cars and space colonies. What happened to that future? What if he could find a way to change the past in order to change the future?
The Good Samaritan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,030. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Two girls died. Word spread across the whole campus. Don’t go out alone, only with friends. Don’t trust strange guys. Jane works the late shift at the campus library. That means leaving alone. In the dark. Not her favorite thing, but she needs the job.
The Copyleft Heart
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
As a DM-1000 series android Clifford knows he lacks the smooth lines and grace of current androids. But when he sees a newer DF-3000 series gynoid wearing designer clothes he can't help but fall in love. Sharing his feelings, that's another problem.
Dreamstone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Emma’s dreams take reality with the purchase of her first house. A chance to start over, start fresh with her son Emmett. A new future reborn as she rebuilds the house. The Plan. A plan disrupted by unwelcome visitors in the night, turning dreams into nightmares.
Truth-Seeker
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,680. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Regi finds the busy world outside his Airstream trailer too full of misery and pain to tolerate. He leaves it all behind for the quiet of his land, the company of his dogs, and the freedom from the thoughts and dreams of others. His magic shows him the truth of things – no matter how dark the truth revealed. Will he use his ability to save a child?
This Book is Haunted
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,890. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Librarian Scott Taylor enjoys the quiet at the end of the day. Picking up the books, straightening up, spending a few minutes to get the library ready for the next day. Books have a way of capturing memories and feelings. And tonight Scott discovers that a connection to a book lasts.
Your Eyes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Wyatt wanted a family. Like his best friend Hank. Or at least a babezee. The catalog said that the doctors used bits of your hair to make the babezee. Your eyes, your hair color, and everything. Almost like a real baby, only better, because your babezee never grew up. His to love, for always. Perfect.
The Bloodied Fang
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Series: Goblin Alley, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 105,260. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
(4.00)
Dalton Hicks runs for his life, plunging into Goblin Alley — a deadly world-wide web of magic, wealth and danger linking every city around the planet. Believing that Dalton stole a magical artifact, the Goblin King puts price on his head. Running for his life, Dalton finds his way through the twists and turns of the alleys. His only chance — steal the fang back from the real thief!
Waking Dead Things
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Series: Dead Things, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 85,730. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Ravyn Washington. Ordinary high school teen worried about getting her driver’s license, dates and passing classes. Oh, and dead things. Sometimes dead things wake up. It happened to her Nana, branded witch and necromancer by the Inquisition. Now Inquisitor Lockwood shows up in town, checking if Ravyn inherited the curse. And dead things wake up. If Lockwood finds out, Ravyn could burn.
Dark Matters
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Series: Moreau Society, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 77,480. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2009 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(5.00)
Brock Marsden. A genetically-modified private detective who solves the toughest cases on a world populated by a mix of humans and aliens. Like this one. A young woman, Chrissy Winston, murdered in a bizarre fashion that leaves police chasing false leads. A case that needs all of Brock's unique abilities and maybe new ones if he hopes to catch the killer.
What Dragged in the Cat?
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,210. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2009 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
In this quiet suburban neighborhood, Monica Clayton runs a successful online business collecting and selling old books. Violence shatters her peaceful life with the terrifying death of her cat, Scrunch. Something stalks her. Toying with her. Taunting. To survive she must uncover the secret, and answer the question. What dragged in the cat?

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