Growing up a devoted reader, Laurie Ryan immersed herself in the diverse works of authors like Tolkien and Woodiwiss. She is passionate about every aspect of a book: beginning, middle, and end. She can’t arrive to a movie five minutes late, has never been able to read the end of a book before the beginning, and is a strong believer in reading the book before seeing the movie.
Always a fan of happily-ever-after endings, romance was a natural genre for Laurie to gravitate to. She loves writing stories of stubborn, single-minded heroines who have to learn that everything is better when you’re not alone.
Imaginary worlds were a fact in Laurie Ryan’s childhood. Not that she didn’t have awesome family, even if she does have middle child syndrome. Wanting more, she explored the world in books, escaping into the creative worlds of Tolkien, Brooks, McCaffrey, and so many more. Currently, she’s taking the opportunity to create her own world, where earth and humanity strive to coexist and create a better life for all, against odds that are never in their favor.
Laurie lives at home in the Pacific Northwest with her handsome, he-can-fix-anything husband. In the shadow of Mt. Rainier and a short drive to the ocean, home provides the perfect inspiration for any story.
Laurie wishes everyone a happy life filled with friendship, love, and positivity.
Addendum: In October, 2019, we lost our Dude, a seventeen pound, laid back, lovable boy. He’s with us every day in our hearts and our memories. I’ve never bonded with an animal like I did with Dude. He liked to curl up on my chest while I wrote, which made typing…interesting. He loved greeting people at the door, reaching for a pet. He had the best purr (and no drool.) He was my boy and we miss him.
Other activities I am involved with:
Chapter Treasurer, RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal chatper, 2019-present
Chapter Treasurer, Olympia RWA 2015-2018
Chapter Secretary, Olympia RWA 2014-2015
Chapter Treasurer, Olympia RWA 2011-2013
Chapter Secretary, Olympia RWA 2007-2010
2009 Volunteer of the Year, Olympia RWA