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When he's not hard at work writing, Ryan Potter spends his time teaching seventh graders, reading, practicing yoga, imagining life as a rock star, and wishing he had more time to write. His dream of becoming an author began in middle school, where he wrote short stories about aliens and student teachers. He lives in the Detroit area with his wife.

Ryan is the author of numerous published short stories and novels for both young adults and adults. Visit him online at www.NotSoMainstream.com.


I just finished my twentieth year as a public middle school teacher in suburban Detroit. I’ve seen and learned a lot over the past two decades. As all of you surely know, the middle school years are tough and awkward in so many different ways.


Now imagine being that age and having to start at a new middle school halfway through the year in a region of the country you’ve never been to before. May...

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Average rating: 3.36 · 83 ratings · 20 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
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Ryan Potter Hi Lucinda,

Thanks for the kind words and congrats on the giveaway win! I hope you enjoy the "Perennial" story. I plan on shipping all of the winners' copies early next week.

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Ryan


Lucinda Dear Ryan,
Thanks so much for acepting my friendship request here on Goodreads! I am delighted to have won (through a first-read giveaway) a copy of your novel "Perennial" and i look forward very much to reading your work.
Kind Regards
Lucinda F


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