Happy New Year, and one Last Look Back

It has been a great year for me creatively, and I thank all those who helped make it happen, and those who shared in the experience. Here’s what happened:


I won two awards for my debut novel, CITY OF WOE…


In response to reviewer requests, I published a short story collection prequel to CITY OF WOE called CITY OF SIN….


I published my first children’s book, THE FERGUSON FILES: THE MYSTERY SPOT, with art by Toney Jackson…


I did a number of appearances with these guys, Caseen Gaines and Toney Jackson, both writers worth checking out…


I acted in a an anti-drug cop thriller movie called “Clandestine” by Feenix Films….


I watched these guy go off to college…


I remained in love with this woman…


And I kept busy writing the sequel to CITY OF WOE, currently titled CITY OF PAIN.

So here’s to 2013, and let’s keep writing and working toward our dreams in 2014!

About chrisryanwrites

My name is Christopher Ryan. I am a former award-winning journalist turned high school teacher, and I have written since reading S.E. Hinton's THE OUTSIDERS when I was in elementary school. I have independently published an award-winning debut novel, CITY OF WOE, plus the prequel short story collection CITY OF SIN, the sequel novel CITY OF PAIN, a high school thriller novel GENIUS HIGH, and several high adventure novelettes for the Rapid Reads series featuring Alex Simmons' African-American adventurer BLACKJACK All are available via amazon.com, as is my children's book, THE FERGUSON FILES - THE MYSTERY SPOT. Additionally, I was nominated for a supporting actor award for my work in the multiple award-winning independent film, CLANDESTINE, from Feenix Films. I blog about writing, life, pop culture, the journey of learning to promote my independently published work, my efforts to secure a traditional publishing contract, and my career as a teacher.
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2 Responses to Happy New Year, and one Last Look Back

  1. Congratulations and happy New Year to you Chris and the whole family.
    So happy and proud to lend my talents to your creative en devours. Its been a exciting and a real hoot to say not only did we both grow up in the Bronx, but in the same building!
    Here’s to a fabulous 2014!!


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