Ryan Strohman


I live in central Pennsylvania, work in the IT field, and enjoy exercising and hanging out with my wife, Lisa, and my two boys, Adam and Ben. I've been writing for about fifteen years with three books self-published here on Smashwords, another currently being submitted to agents, and yet another in the works. Some of my favorite authors are Michael Crichton, Jeffery Deaver, Jeff Long, Dean Koontz, Chuck Palahniuk, and Jeff Lindsay, and my writing-style and stories are similar to those authors with elements of action, science fiction, horror, and numerous plot twists. Check out my work and let me know what you think!

Where to find Ryan Strohman online


Terminal Restraint
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 101,030. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Horror » Occult
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Cole Pierce is a young IT savant with an eclectic group of friends. His life is picture perfect until he has a run in with a stodgy executive of the IT firm he works for. Life goes from bad to worse, and after being brutally attacked in his home, he finds himself in a precarious predicament--dead. As an undead being, he must discover the identity of his killer to bring himself back to life.
Class One Act
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,260. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Pat Mueller and Matt Morrison lead entirely different lives, yet they are partners in crime--literally. They target the innocent, but not without merit. When the authorities show up to pay Pat a visit, how will he explain his actions?
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 70,250. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 8 reviews)
A terrorist act on a college campus unfolds, and Jon Smithfield, a shy and introverted college sophomore, is caught in the middle of the mayhem. As he manages to get away and tries to track down Annie, a girl from his class who has recently shown interest in him, he discovers that his reality is not quite as it seems in this time-travelling, mind-bending, technological action/thriller.
Project Utopia
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,270. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(5.00 from 11 reviews)
Harry is in a mental ward suffering from amnesia. He begins to see a dark, shadowy presence form around certain staff and patients which is soon followed by the realization that he possesses special abilities: the power to release energy from his fingertips, control technology, and tap into the nervous systems of people to control them like puppets. Who is he, and what has been done to him?

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amnesia    black magic    campus    cheating death    college    dystopia    future    it    nanorobot    nanotechnology    neural    pennsylvania    pittsburgh    powers    puppet    revenge    revenge against employer    satanism    terror    time travel    twist    twists    undead    university park    vandalism    violence    wight   

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Smashwords book reviews by Ryan Strohman

  • Gaea's Chosen: The Mayday Directive on May 02, 2012

    Gaea’s Chosen: The Mayday Directive is a masterpiece. I’m typically more reserved when I critique the works of others, but Cara has written a story that is undeniably one of the best I’ve read. Her characters are captivating, and the setting and action are so well-written that this could easily be a television show or movie. The novel reminded me a bit of Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins, but that is meant as a pure compliment. I will certainly be checking out her new story, Event Horizon, if it is anything at all like this one. I'd recommend this to anyone that loves a good sci-fi/action/adventure story!