Ryan McInally

Biography

My name's Ryan and I am a bit of the following; Technology Enthusiast, Writer, Educator, Perpetual Student, Politically Interested, Whiskey Drinker, and lover of Cinema and Art. Mostly I enjoy writing.

I'm from the GTA (Greater Toronto Area). During the day I work in a school with various students, mainly supporting their academic and social needs. I have a formal education in Broadcast Journalism, with a specific focus in Video Editing, Writing, and Cinematography.

I like the colour green, and the number three.

Smashwords Interview

How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Like most people I put stock in those around me. I find that most people do things, buy things, and form opinions based on the interaction of their peers. I'm no different. I'm an avid reader, so I tend to browse websites like Good Reads or Blogging sites to see what the "buzz" books are.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
When I wrote a good majority of this a couple years back I knew that there was a snowball's chance in hell that a publisher would be interested in my book. Firstly, it was way too short, and secondly it was my first book and I was not yet established. I put it on the back burner until I became aware of eBooks and sites helping to break down some of the barriers indie authors face. eBooks allow people opportunities that once didn't exist, for that I am extremely grateful. It blows my mind that talented people are getting recognized for their skills and abilities in the most unconventional formats. Music, Print, and Entertainment industries are now competing with Blogging sites and YouTube. It's a revolutionary change, where the people who view the content decide whether something has value or not. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of Ray William Johnson or anything - but you got to respect people like him who have tapped into a market, even if it is filled with 14 year old girls.

I digress. The old barrier use to be that you couldn't publish your content. The barrier today is that the market is over saturated. It's hard to get noticed and people interested in your work. Not all books sell, even some that are really good.

This is one of my favourite quotes, which related to the question at hand. "I have asked myself that many times, as I have struggled to be more human. Until I realized, it is the struggle itself that is most important. We must strive to be more than we are, Lal. It does not matter that we will never reach our ultimate goal. The effort yields its own rewards." - Lt. Cmdr. Data
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Books

The Carpenter's Son
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,260. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
The book is a series of stories that mainly follow one character, Brian Morrison. Brian was born and raised in Nebraska. He is nearing adulthood and seeks to travel to Alaska. He is seeking opportunity, exposure, and adventure. The book is set in the 1950s, which was filled with optimism, prosperity, and social turmoil.

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