Pat Ryan


Pat Ryan works seasonally in upstate New York. In the winter months he goes travelling for four or five months each year. In the last fifteen years, he has visited over fifty countries on five continents. He has written many true stories and two books about his various adventures on the road. His travelling tales can be found at his website: He has also written one book of pure fiction which is called "Against the Current." Not surprisingly, it is an epic adventure travel story and it can be found right here on Smashwords.

Where to find Pat Ryan online


Against the Current
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 186,270. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Travel
In response to a minor crisis, a young man runs off to South America on a fool-hearty journey to "find himself." Over the course of several months, he wanders from coastal Brazil to the dead center middle of the Amazon jungle. There is also some smuggling and a few people get killed. Will the young hero succeed in finding himself or will the crazy fool's reckless adventure end in disaster?
The Way To... Timbuktu
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 49,320. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Fiction » Adventure » General
Is Timbuktu a real place? Why would anyone want to go there? In December of 2008, Pat Ryan sets out on a journey across North Africa. He's traveling alone, he doesn't speak the local languages and he has a very limited money supply. Read this story of his epic adventure and you will certainly be entertained... And you might even be inspired...

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