Ryan Barlow is an American author, ghostwriter, and college professor. Ryan has been writing since he could use a crayon. He wrote his first book at the age of 3. It was a 50 page spiral notebook titled "A Compilation in Repetition", using loops which resembled cursive ‘L’s or ‘O’s or ‘E’s and sometimes ‘I’s, but it must have been cryptic and profound writings from within his burgeoning, complex mind. Ryan spent his youth in Applegate Oregon, and his formative years in Glendora, California, before baffling his future self and all of his relatives by majoring in criminal justice. Afterwards, he moved to Reno, NV, where he lasted only a few years before ending up back in California. This time it was in Ventura, where he worked as a surgical anesthetist and coached high school water polo. Eventually he decided that he should probably think about a career, but it was already too late– he had decided he liked to write and thus was doomed forever. He has recently taken refuge in the obscure-yet-charming town of Lake Arrowhead, CA, where he runs Ghostwriting Services, while concurrently writing his upcoming books. His chosen partner in this life, Lea, and her two confused kids harbor him knowingly. His original career path in surgical anesthesia has been seemingly dichotomous with his other life as a writer and college professor. He's ok with that. And he eats copious amounts of pizza.
He currently teaches veterinary science at Boston Reed University, and is pursuing his PhD in anthropology.
Where to find Ryan Barlow online
I Almost Died in the Grand Canyon
Originally written as a travel blog for Backpacker Magazine, this article is the exciting story about how the author faced a wildlife attack while hiking Bright Angel Trail in the Grand Canyon. Poignant and harrowing, a must read for adventurers and armchair adventurers alike.
I Was Attacked by a Shark
This article was originally a blog post that was reprinted in Caribbean Travel + Life Magazine. It's a fun little article.
A routine morning takes a frightening turn as a woman awakens to find a sinister guest ready to have his way with her.
The Argument for Post Term Abortion
In a controversial and scathing indictment of religion and current political policy, Ryan Barlow offers a logical and fascinating argument for post term abortion up to one year after birth.
God is Dead: My Fall from Fundamentalist Christianity
An introspective, thoughtful look into the life of a person who went from devout Christian to atheist, and the personal ramifications of that decision.
Both heartwarming and tragic, it is a must read for believers and atheists alike.
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