Ryan Herrin (1978-) is a fiction writer living in Birmingham, Al with his wife, two kids, and a dog named Rocks. Ryan used to be a butcher, teacher, and radio disc jockey. He also worked at Home Depot, but he kept crashing the forklift. Now Ryan writes funny stories about people that do not realize they are that funny. Ryan also started a new website and blog at writeryanwrite.com.
When did you first start writing?
I thought I was a poet in college. But, it turns out that I just liked writing dirty limericks and self-involved drivel... So things haven't changed that drastically. :) Fiction came later. I always thought of myself as creative, and my first novel, New Rock, bounced around in my head for a few years before I finally got the courage to actually write it. Most people have great stories in their head, but are too apprehensive to start.
Describe your desk
There is a picture of my son dressed as a superhero, an empty iphone box, pictures of elephants that my daughter did, a Jack White LP, and a bunch of bills that need paying.