John Ryan


When not engrossed in the creation of my next novel, or rapt in dreams of romance in the beautiful Emerald Isles, I share my home in New York with a myriad of pets, several of them handicap, and the love of my life, Elizabeth, a Veterinary nurse.

One of eight children, I credit my parents with stoking my interest in my Celtic heritage. My father, of Irish descent, passed prematurely from an illness attributed to his tenure in the New York City Fire Department. He was my living example of the Ryan creed, Death before Dishonor. My mother, a registered nurse, has Italian roots and has traveled throughout the world. She instilled in me a sense of wonder for faraway lands and exotic settings.

An uncle to nearly 20 nieces and nephews, I find great joy in being a part of their lives and hope to be as fine an example to them as my character, Sir Thayer, in my debut novel, Two Lairds One Lady

Smashwords Interview

"How do you develop your plot and characters?"
“Largely, I borrow from real life. People I know, and love, can have terribly interesting character traits and stories to tell. Oftimes, once the story begins to flow, it takes on a life of its own. Also, I never rush a story, and I’m not afraid to alter a plot in mid-story. As long as it flows in the end, it’s all good!”
What are you working on next?
Currently, I’m working on a sequel to my debut novel. If readers enjoyed “Two Lairds One Lady”, they’ll likely enjoy the banter, adventure and romance of the continuing saga and adventure of the original characters.
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Where to buy in print


Two Lairds One Lady
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,010. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Medieval
Two Lairds, One Lady, a single betrothal. Things are about to get interesting.

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