Ryan was born in Portland, Oregon on February 24th, 1988. He's the (upper) middle child out of four (three sisters – how he survived is a secret).
Ryan’s been devouring books ever since he learned to read. To this day, he loves the smell of rain, the rumble of storms, and the scent of pine forests. His favorite stories growing up were old tales with Robin Hood and King Arthur - along with a ginormous rambling list of other myths, legends, and fantasy works.
Since he began publishing his fantasy works in 2016, Ryan has also become an active member of the St Louis Writers Guild, founded the Hannibal Writers Guild, and helped market, edit, and format for other aspiring authors. Ryan is also the co-host of the podcast What's Up ABQ, co-founder of the Barelas Podcasters Guild, and is a childhood cancer survivor. He is repped by Patty Carothers of Metamorphosis Literary Agency.
Ryan lives with his wife in a little house near the Rio Grande River in Albuquerque, New Mexico.