Ryan Loera

Biography

I'm a writer, musician, artist, philosopher & universalist. Sort of a modern Renaissance man.

I've been writing short stories and poetry collections since the age of 12; I am now 32.

I didn't start self publishing my work until early 2011. So far I've self published 21 of my works in print and plan on self publishing at least a dozen more. I really enjoy the freedom and convenience of self publishing.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
I am constantly working on many new and interesting things. I really enjoy experimenting with words and the process of understanding them.
Who are your favorite authors?
James Joyce, Leo Tolstoy, Walt Whitman, Joseph Conrad, Neil Gaiman, Cormac McCarthy, Charles Dickens, Willian Faulkner, J.D. Salinger, Mark Twain, Ralph Ellison, Herman Melville, T.S. Eliot
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Ryan Loera online


Where to buy in print


Books

Pool
Price: Free! Words: 390. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Pool is a short poetry collection.
Smell
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Literature
(5.00)
A short musing.
What Is Love?
Price: Free! Words: 200. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Essay » Sociology
(5.00)
What is love? Where does it come from?
Sunny Day Motel
Price: Free! Words: 450. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
A short story about a man who accepts his fate.
Condense
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(4.50)
Condense is a collection of ten original poems.
Non-Native
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Non-Native is a new collection of poems.
Stoic Veins
Price: Free! Words: 630. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
(5.00)
Another experimental experience.
Things & Such
Price: Free! Words: 1,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short experimental novel.
Maybe Monkeys
Price: Free! Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00)
Maybe monkeys will massage our backs beyond the point of any logical known hole in illogical homes. My brother travels unlike Shannon. Modest mouth open and closed closed is chubby face flushed struggling to some of thoughts words straining body sometimes 3 building is slow but also fast can I train muscles muscles they have been weekend by lack of use.
Orangutan Spin Issue 4
Price: Free! Words: 3,810. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Essay » Literature
Issue number four of Orangutan Spin is now available here for free download! Share and enjoy!
Fragrant
Price: Free! Words: 37,750. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Essay » Sociology
End not that occupied fragrance of which you know to be the factual truth, man! Be not the cause and effect but the byproduct of only one and one revolutionary act of tremendous change! Knowing information is only part of the struggle of detainment. Being human is what we asked for before all existence was made manifest. Fragrant is an experimental novel.
Orangutan Spin Issue 3
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Orangutan Spin ezine issue number three is at last here! Download your free copy today!
I Don't Like Bananas!
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,880. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
Leroy discovers a magical banana tree, one afternoon, while walking home from school. He eats one of its energizing bananas and is immediately plunged into a surreal adventure!
Feelings
Price: Free! Words: 500. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
(5.00)
A short experimental novel.
Brain Knowledge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,180. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Brain Knowledge is a new collection of poems. Feed your brain knowledge and it will thank you!
Orangutan Spin Ezine Issue Number 2
Price: Free! Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Orangutan Spin issue number 2 has arrived! Download your free copy today! It contains poems, short stories, jokes, quotes, recipe(s) and a movie review!
Orangutan Spin -E-Zine
Price: Free! Words: 3,790. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
The first issue of my new E-zine, Orangutan Spin, is now available for FREE download!!! What does it contain? Poems, short stories, food review(s), jokes, experimental prose, orangutan facts, quotes, easy recipe(s) and lots more! Download your copy today and share it with everyone you know! :-)
Fyodor I & II
Price: Free! Words: 2,260. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Epic, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Fyodor I & II is an homage to the great writer Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Ketchup & Mustard
Price: Free! Words: 1,410. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A short story about a guy who finds his true love.
Saw A Man
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
A poem.
Sorry Not Sorry
Price: Free! Words: 240. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
Sorry but also not sorry for never being that one particular being you so desperately deserved. Rubbish and fiddlesticks.
PURE
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 1,270. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs, Fiction » Literature » Literary
PURE is a collection of 60 original poems. They revolve around the theme of interconnectedness.
In The Beginning
Price: Free! Words: 350. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In the beginning, there were no toilets.
The Green Twinkie
Price: Free! Words: 330. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(1.50)
A short story about when I found a green Twinkie.
Mustard Urine
Price: Free! Words: 220. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Recently I was exploring the furthest reaches of the galaxy, in my mind.
I Believe In Mankind
Price: Free! Words: 300. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Political
Each and every one of us must change our mode of thinking! Even if we believe humanity is a lost cause, we must still have hope.
These Scrambled Eggs
Price: Free! Words: 180. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
These scrambled eggs deserve something more. I'm not sure exactly what. I'm not sure of a lot of things.
Naturalist Thoughts
Price: Free! Words: 420. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A short story that very briefly explores man's relationship with nature.
Leftover Stardust
Price: Free! Words: 70. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
We are all made of the same leftover stardust.
Know What You Want
Price: Free! Words: 100. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
You must know what you want.
Cluster
Price: Free! Words: 50. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A musing.
Drown Myths
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A poem.
What A Fart
Price: Free! Words: 120. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Essay » Literature
A humorous musing of sorts.
Narcissistic Avalanche
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Ghost Rots
Price: Free! Words: 40. Language: English. Published: November 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
(2.00)
A poem.
AWARENESS
Price: Free! Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
AWARENESS has been a year and a half in the making. It started out as a work of nonfiction but then gradually intermingled with fictional tales of poetic deceit and heartache. Your subconscious mind will absorb most of it well before your conscious mind does. In short, it is very unlike most literary novels.
Community
Price: Free! Words: 470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Confiscate
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Canadian
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Screenplays » Comedy
Short story/screenplay idea. An elderly man rides the bus.
Impossible Monument
Price: Free! Words: 90. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Don't Understand
Price: Free! Words: 110. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Sociology
A musing.
Multiply Life
Price: Free! Words: 140. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
A musing.
I Crave
Price: Free! Words: 30. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
A poem.
Biologic
Price: Free! Words: 410. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Transgressional fiction, Essay » Literature
A musing of sorts.
Constant Cut
Price: Free! Words: 60. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
A poem.
Existence Potential
Price: Free! Words: 150. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A poem.
INSANI
Price: Free! Words: 970. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry, Essay » Sociology
INSANI is a collection of 60 original short poems.
Proto Plasmic
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Poetry » Spiritual
Proto Plasmic is part satire part poetic deluge.
HAPPI
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 570. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
HAPPI is a collection of 30 short poems.
Tuesday Afternoon
Price: Free! Words: 660. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Something I wrote on a Tuesday afternoon.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ryan Loera

  • Fears on Feb. 26, 2014

    Nicely done. Very thought provoking and reflective. Keep up the great work!
  • New England Man on Feb. 27, 2014

    I enjoyed reading this! It has a smooth flow and paints a nice picture. It brings to mind a combo of Robert Frost and Charles Dickens. Keep up the good work!
  • My Forever on June 03, 2014

    Short and succinct. This poem has a nice flow to it. I look forward to reading more from this poet.
  • Life As I See It on Sep. 28, 2014

    Fantastic!
  • Surly Petunia on Sep. 28, 2014

    Fantastically different! :-)
  • On a High Shelf on May 30, 2015

    Fascinating style!
  • She's a Keeper on March 09, 2016

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  • Sense at Second Sight on March 30, 2016

    Really great experimental poem!
  • Abyss Blinked on Oct. 15, 2016

    Nicely written. Eclectic and passionate.