Author Archives: chrisryanwrites

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.

Is Indy Publishing in Peril?

Blackjack creator Alex Simmons and I are back with another episode of our podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY. Today we discuss the shifting landscape of marketing Indy books, and how level playing fields seem to be shrinking …. https://anchor.fm/alex-simmons6/episodes/Tell-The-Damn-Story-UNPLUGGED-Is-Indie-Publishing-In-Peril-e1553e

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How to Stay Married – Ep. 2 – Learning to Become a Married Couple

So, here’s episode 2…. https://anchor.fm/christopher-ryan/episodes/Mar-1–2018-e14m73

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How to Stay Married

So the goddess and I have launched a podcast called How to Stay Married. We explore what we’ve learned over 31 years of staying with it in hopes of helping others figure out How to Stay Married. Take a listen… … Continue reading

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Black Panther Pregaming, Part II

With four days until The Black Panther leaps into theatres, here’s a look at T’Challa’s first appearance, in Fastastic Four numbers 52 and 53, published in July and August, 1966. I was four at that time, so I didn’t experience … Continue reading

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Black Panther Pregaming!

Black Panther Pregaming Podcast TELL THE DAMN STORY Unplugged Alexander Simmons and Christopher Ryan discuss the roots of the Black Panther, creative contributions that are reflected in the new movie, and why we may need the Panther now more than … Continue reading

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The Value of Fire and Fury

While not perfect, Michael Wolff’s Fire and Fury – Inside the Trump White House offers value Americans need right now. The White House is working diligently to discredit this portrait of a presidency’s first months but reporters and Washington insiders … Continue reading

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2017 NFL Awards Predictions

Guest post: My son is a gifted sports blogger. Here is is latest post.

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