Ryan Southwick

Biography

Ryan Southwick decided to dabble at writing late in life, and quickly became obsessed with the craft. He grew up in Pennsylvania and moved to a farming town on California’s central coast during elementary school, but it was in junior high school where he had his first taste of storytelling with a small role playing group and couldn’t get enough.

In addition to half a lifetime in the software development industry, making everything from 3-D games to mission-critical business applications to help cure cancer, he was also a Radiation Therapist for many years. His technical experience, medical skills, and lifelong fascination for science fiction became the ingredients for his book series, The Z-Tech Chronicles, which combines elements of each into a fantastic contemporary tale of super-science, fantasy, and adventure, based in his Bay Area stomping grounds. Ryan’s related short story “Once Upon a Nightwalker” was published in the Corporate Catharsis anthology, available from Paper Angel Press.

Ryan currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children. You can get in touch with him and see more of his work by visiting his website RyanSouthwickAuthor.com or his Facebook page.

Where to find Ryan Southwick online

Where to buy in print

Series

The Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy
At the center of the galaxy rests a mystery — a fully-functional space station abandoned by an alien race for centuries. Now a thriving hub for interstellar commerce and tourism, the station still contains more mysteries than you might imagine …
The Stargazer Gift Shop
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Coke Machine
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Hippolyta's Dagger
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The Smugglers
Price: $3.99 USD.
Better Angels
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One Man's Trash
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Z-Tech Chronicles
In the face of a rising, ancient evil, a traumatized San Francisco waitress may be the only thing standing between humanity and oblivion.

Books

One Man's Trash
Series: The Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,780. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2022 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Croft Winder grew up believing that love is blind. It wasn't until he took his fiancée on a little vacation to the Truck Stop at the Center of the Galaxy, however, that he learned it can also be downright insane.
Angels Found
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,900. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2022 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
An ancient evil in Anne’s head aims to ruin her tranquil life and end humanity. It must be Tuesday.
Angels Fall
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,570. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2021 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Charlie’s life force is fading. His only hope is an aged martial arts master in the remote reaches of China who, as far as Cappa can tell, doesn’t like him very much.
Angels Lost
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,570. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2021 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A vampire hunter has his sights on Anne Perrin, threatening to unleash the very evil she and her friends are fighting to contain.
Once Upon a Nightwalker (A Z-Tech Chronicles Story)
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,240. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2020 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Ellen Bloom just wants a normal working relationship with her colleagues at her old job. But, at this point, she’d be happy with a pulse.
Zima: Origins (A Z-Tech Chronicles Story)
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,710. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2020 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Cyberpunk
Free at last of the programming that drove her to kill, the formerly enslaved artificial intelligence known as Zima now has her own android body, and is determined to find her place in the world … and to gain the family she never had.
Angels in the Mist (The Z-Tech Chronicles #1)
Series: The Z-Tech Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,700. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2020 by Water Dragon Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
An ancient, powerful evil is loose in San Francisco. The heart of Silicon Valley must fight back the only way they know how — with compassion, unwavering determination, and, of course, super-technology.