“Blackjack: Ransom for a Dead King”                                                                               An Adventurous Gift for You

There are so many ways to tell a story. Print, e-books, audio, just to name a few, are growing in popularity as part of the Indy book movement (despite the doctored figures big publishers want people to believe). Podcasting and YouTube shows also speak to new venues for connecting with audiences. And, of course, the world is overrun with blogs, mine included.

But how else can creatives share a story with readers? 

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I think we may have found a fresh way to share the kind of pulp, cliffhanger-style, serialized adventure we have aways loved, and we are doing exactly that, for free.
The idea is a “found file” format, where readers get to see the file of one of the story’s characters. Subsequent materials come from a variety of sources and have been gathered so he can see the whole story …. And so can we.

Your part in all this is to sit back, scroll through, and have fun (and hopefully let us know what you think). 

Here are the first two chapters. More will come every Saturday around noon, just like the old time serials. Enjoy.

 Chapter One 
 Chapter 2 


Christopher Ryan is author of City of Woe, available on Kindle and Nook, and in print. For more info, click here.

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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