Interview with Ryan Loera

What are you working on next?
I am constantly working on many new and interesting things. I really enjoy experimenting with words and the process of understanding them.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Joseph Conrad, Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Dickens, Willian Faulkner, J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, T.S. Eliot
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Coffee and books.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When not writing I am usually reading lots or painting lots of abstract creations.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
By pure chance.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I wrote, that I can recall, was a bit of a rip off of one of R.L. Stine's stories. I titled it The Haunted Knocker. It was only about ten pages long. I made copies of it and handed them out to my 6th grade classmates. They all seemed to really like it. I've been toying with the notion of rewriting it and making it available in ebook form.
What is your writing process?
I put pen to paper and just scribble away. Eventually the words become somewhat cohesive and readable. I also require coffee and stimulating music.
What do you read for pleasure?
Anything and everything.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle.
Published 2014-09-09.
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Books by This Author

Pool
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Pool is a short poetry collection.
Smell
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Literature
(5.00)
A short musing.
What Is Love?
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Sociology
(5.00)
What is love? Where does it come from?
Sunny Day Motel
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
(4.00)
A short story about a man who accepts his fate.
Condense
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.50)
Condense is a collection of ten original poems.
Non-Native
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Non-Native is a new collection of poems.
Stoic Veins
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00)
Another experimental experience.
Things & Such
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short experimental novel.
Maybe Monkeys
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Maybe monkeys will massage our backs beyond the point of any logical known hole in illogical homes. My brother travels unlike Shannon. Modest mouth open and closed closed is chubby face flushed struggling to some of thoughts words straining body sometimes 3 building is slow but also fast can I train muscles muscles they have been weekend by lack of use.
Orangutan Spin Issue 4
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Essay » Literature
Issue number four of Orangutan Spin is now available here for free download! Share and enjoy!
Fragrant
Price: Free! Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Essay » Sociology
End not that occupied fragrance of which you know to be the factual truth, man! Be not the cause and effect but the byproduct of only one and one revolutionary act of tremendous change! Knowing information is only part of the struggle of detainment. Being human is what we asked for before all existence was made manifest. Fragrant is an experimental novel.
Orangutan Spin Issue 3
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Orangutan Spin ezine issue number three is at last here! Download your free copy today!
I Don't Like Bananas!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Leroy discovers a magical banana tree, one afternoon, while walking home from school. He eats one of its energizing bananas and is immediately plunged into a surreal adventure!
Feelings
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
(5.00)
A short experimental novel.
Brain Knowledge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Brain Knowledge is a new collection of poems. Feed your brain knowledge and it will thank you!
Orangutan Spin Ezine Issue Number 2
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Orangutan Spin issue number 2 has arrived! Download your free copy today! It contains poems, short stories, jokes, quotes, recipe(s) and a movie review!
Orangutan Spin -E-Zine
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The first issue of my new E-zine, Orangutan Spin, is now available for FREE download!!! What does it contain? Poems, short stories, food review(s), jokes, experimental prose, orangutan facts, quotes, easy recipe(s) and lots more! Download your copy today and share it with everyone you know! :-)
Fyodor I & II
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fyodor I & II is an homage to the great writer Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Ketchup & Mustard
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story about a guy who finds his true love.
Saw A Man
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
Sorry Not Sorry
Price: Free! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
Sorry but also not sorry for never being that one particular being you so desperately deserved. Rubbish and fiddlesticks.
PURE
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Literature » Literary
PURE is a collection of 60 original poems. They revolve around the theme of interconnectedness.
In The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the beginning, there were no toilets.
The Green Twinkie
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(1.50)
A short story about when I found a green Twinkie.
Mustard Urine
Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Recently I was exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy, in my mind.
I Believe In Mankind
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Political
Each and every one of us must change our mode of thinking! Even if we believe humanity is a lost cause, we must still have hope.
These Scrambled Eggs
Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
These scrambled eggs deserve something more. I'm not sure exactly what. I'm not sure of a lot of things.
Naturalist Thoughts
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story that very briefly explores man's relationship with nature.
Leftover Stardust
Price: Free! Words: 70. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
We are all made of the same leftover stardust.
Know What You Want
Price: Free! Words: 100. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
You must know what you want.
Cluster
Price: Free! Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A musing.
Drown Myths
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A poem.
What A Fart
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Literature
A humorous musing of sorts.
Narcissistic Avalanche
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Ghost Rots
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(2.00)
A poem.
AWARENESS
Price: Free! Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
AWARENESS has been a year and a half in the making. It started out as a work of nonfiction but then gradually intermingled with fictional tales of poetic deceit and heartache. Your subconscious mind will absorb most of it well before your conscious mind does. In short, it is very unlike most literary novels.
Community
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Confiscate
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Canadian
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Screenplays » Comedy
Short story/screenplay idea. An elderly man rides the bus.
Impossible Monument
Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Don't Understand
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Multiply Life
Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
A musing.
I Crave
Price: Free! Words: 30. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Biologic
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
A musing of sorts.
Constant Cut
Price: Free! Words: 60. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A poem.
Existence Potential
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A poem.
INSANI
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Essay » Sociology
INSANI is a collection of 60 original short poems.
Proto Plasmic
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Proto Plasmic is part satire part poetic deluge.
HAPPI
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
HAPPI is a collection of 30 short poems.
Tuesday Afternoon
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Something I wrote on a Tuesday afternoon.
This Abstract Mental Thing
Price: Free! Words: 5,860. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Inspirational
This Abstract Mental Thing is actually three original poetry collections in one. The first is titled This Thing We Call Life and is a collection of 30 poems. The second is titled Mental Forms and is a collection of 40 poems. The third and final collection is titled Abstract-ness and is a collection of 44 poems.
7 Musings
Price: Free! Words: 560. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Essay » Literature
7 Musings is a collection of seven of my original thought provoking musings. They could also be described as short snippets of random story ideas.
Relationships
Price: Free! Words: 1,700. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Screenplays » Romance, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A screenplay that details the many complexities of romance and relationships.
Pythagorean
Price: Free! Words: 5,990. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
On the surface Pythagorean is a sort of poetic/metaphysical prose construction. It is loosely based on the teachings of the Greek Mathematician Pythagoras. It also focuses slightly more on the why of the self.
Quantum Quench
Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A collection of poems that revolve around the central theme of time.
A Crush
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Bob was a very fortunate man. He could afford the finer things in life. He could always be found strutting up and down the boulevard in a custom made Armani suit. He’d wave at all the pretty young girls and most of them would wave back.
Romanticist
Price: Free! Words: 640. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Romance » General
I let too many great loves slip through my fingers. Who knew it would all add up to this?
Twinkling
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature
An estranged musing.
Rotation
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The earth rotates once more on its axis. The darkened side becomes the sunny side and the sunny side becomes the darkened side. All the while, people are either getting ready for another hum drum day or going to sleep in order to be rested for another hum drum day.
This Thing We Call Life
Price: Free! Words: 1,710. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A collection of 30 original poems about this thing we call Life.
A Werewolf In My Pocket
Price: Free! Words: 510. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Monsters, Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
One morning, while eating a bowl of cereal, a boy discovers a miniature werewolf living in his pocket!
Zygote
Price: Free! Words: 5,080. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Ax returns to his hometown, El Paso, TX, after living in Paris, France for five years. He reconnects with his good friend, Jose Gandalo, and the two of them experience an almost cerebral adventure.
Chaotic 2
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
Chaotic 2 is a follow-up to my other musing titled Chaotic.
Antiseptic Anarchism
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
A collection of protest poems.
Moon Landing II
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Essay » Sociology
The moon speaks to me sometimes. Its beams shoot down through my brain and cause me to ponder many things. Do any of us truly belong here? If so… why are we here?
Fart Lots
Price: Free! Words: 400. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Educational
I fart lots. I mean I really fart lots! Since the day I was born I’ve always been a farter. My parents tell me I farted in the face of the doctor that delivered me!
The Sandwich Maker
Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Screenplays » Short, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(A rough draft of sorts.) Benny and Hortence talk about their new sandwich maker.
The Conversation
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00)
An intimate couple have a conversation with each other.
Deathless Fortified
Price: Free! Words: 190. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Sociology
Deathless mortician began his calculations and misconduct. Avoidance and such harrowing things to escape from subtlety.
Part Poetic
Price: Free! Words: 160. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Verve like salted modernity. Modern, modern man is unknown. Part poetic. Part engaging. Part knowledge.
She Picks
Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Literature
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She picks her nose. She enjoys it.
My Sandwich
Price: Free! Words: 310. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Literature
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He ate my sandwich! Bob ate my wonderful sandwich!
Lone Bull
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Are you feeling lonely? Do you like feeling lonely? Do you like being alone? No? Why not? Some people believe there is a difference between being alone and feeling lonely. I’d say yes this is true but the difference is negligible.
Translator
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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I’ve tried to hold down a day job! Really I have! I just don’t believe I am meant for the whole nine to five daily grind.
Santos
Price: Free! Words: 730. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries, Fiction » Literature » Literary
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Santos had some sort of memory problem. He couldn’t retain any information other than his own name. But he sometimes struggled with that as well.
Sum Ego Sum
Price: Free! Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Romance » General
Sum Ego Sum is a collection of poems.
Wake
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
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WAKE is another poetic experiment interlaced with brief passages of clarity and fictional tangents.
Fascination
Price: Free! Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Inspirational
Fascination is a piece of poetic experimentation that I wrote two years ago.
Rufescent
Price: Free! Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
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Rufescent is one of my very first poetic explorations.
Aperture
Price: Free! Words: 54,240. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Romance » Adult
(This is my first official prose novel.) Benny is like most guys dealing with life's obstacles as they come. Every now and then he receives guidance and support from his other self who goes by the name Jeffrey Juniper. Benny and Jeffrey have been inseparable since childhood. Then one day Jeffrey decides that he wants to separate from Benny and become a much more active participant of life.
Chaotic
Price: Free! Words: 340. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Essay » Literature
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Another musing of mine. Am I living within society or is society living in me?
The Sofa That Ate Everyone
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,240. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Billy and Logan are shocked to discover that the new sofa their parents just brought home is alive! Is it a friend or a foe? They quickly find out.
Moon Landing
Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Inspirational
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Moon Landing is just one of many of my daily musings.
Atrophied Wound
Price: Free! Words: 14,630. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Literary
One of my many poetic-prose experimentations. Grapples with many societal and philosophical issues still plaguing mankind today.