About

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Napa, California. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals, including Other Voices, Pleiades, The Summerset Review, The Massachusetts Review and The Blue Lake Review. Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, she has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. A collection of her short stories, SURVIVAL SKILLS, was published by Ashland Creek Press in April 2013 and recently short-listed for a Lambda Literary award.

“There are no shortcuts. Writers must stay on course, figuring out what they want to convey, putting their idea into words, then finding the right words—precise and beautiful at once. Every so often the perfect word or phrase arrives unbidden, but writing in general is hard work. If it isn’t, it probably isn’t worth much.”

To read a Q&A with the author, please follow this link to the Ashland Creek Press blog.

The author encourages readers to share their thoughts on SURVIVAL SKILLS by posting on Amazon and other review sites.

12 thoughts on “About

  1. Your blog on “Accountable” brought tears to my eyes along with some quilt. I’ll think twice before I step on another living creature regardless of how pesty they are. Great job as always my dear friend! <3

  2. Dear friend, Thank you very much, I was really happy to have been following your blog. I’m still a lot to figure out, and here I can only say that you are an awesome blogger, full Inspiring and hope you can inspire more readers. Thanks and greetings compassion from Gede Prama :)

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