American author of three essay collections: Green Shoes Mean I Love You, Starfish On Thursday, and Secrets From The Star Jar, and the Marilyn Monroe biography MARILYN: LOVED BY YOU which became a #1 bestseller in its category on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. Ryan first became known to readers when her essay The Seattle NO went viral and was read by over a quarter of a million. She is known for her immediately engaging style and wit. Her collections include a combination of memoirs (set against a backdrop of a childhood in the '70s and teen years in the '80s) and essays about American culture. In December 2018 Fortitude International optioned the film and TV rights for Starfish On Thursday for use as a feature release.
When did you first start writing?
I was writing stories at age five and selling my own newspaper door to door by age seven.
What do you read for pleasure?
I tend to like thrillers best but I also like to read fiction and nonfiction.
The Envelope - A Short Story
on March 04, 2016
Very enjoyable read. Good length and really nice job setting the mood and painting a picture for the reader. I would definitely purchase a collection of stories written by this author.