Ryan R. Reilly


Ryan has delved into a lot of creative works—music, film, animation, and novels (obviously)—and has aimed his whole life to not only craft stories but to experience a few of his own. He currently lives in Chicago with his best bud, Nugget.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book?
It came from an idea I had during a long walk (truth is, I was supposed to be passing out flyers for work, but chose instead to wander around the neighborhood while on the clock). The original story had an absurd humor to it, but when I finally got home and started typing, lost was the original intention, replaced now by a swashbuckling adventure of sorts!

So that's the story behind the book; the story WITHIN the book deals with a wannabe pirate and the insane adventures his quest for full-fledged piratehood send him on. Caught up in our hero's whirlwind are his brawny best friend and a young wizard they meet along the way.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
My friends and family, to be honest. I was reluctant for a long time to delve into being an indie author. The reality of never selling a single book is not outside the realm of possibility, and what if this were to screw up my chances of real success (read: getting picked up by a big time publisher)? But these characters--Rory, Bozy, Rafule, and all those that they encounter--really mean so much to me, and when people I know began chomping at the bit for the next sample chapter, I began to believe that I might be on to something. After a couple dozen rejection letters from agents, I thought that one of two things were true:
1) My book really does suck and I should take the hint, or
2) My friends and family's enthusiasm could become contagious, if I just get this book out into the world.

I'm banking on the latter...
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Where to find Ryan R. Reilly online


A Deep Dark Pit of Despair
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,890. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The infamous Pirate of Vimiland, Rory Casbury, has finally been captured, his notorious career seemingly at an end. It all started when he and his partners stole a priceless royal artifact, and if Rory cannot somehow figure a way out of this hole, his friends and country could pay the ultimate price!

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