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Amy Kathleen Ryan earned her MA from the University of Vermont, and her MFA from The New School in New York City.

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Amy Kathleen Ryan It's really a great job. I would write even if I didn't get paid for it. It's like playing with my daydreams, making them real.
Amy Kathleen Ryan If I'm in the middle of a draft, I start at the beginning and reread the whole thing. Usually that will give me ideas, or tell me where I went wrong.…moreIf I'm in the middle of a draft, I start at the beginning and reread the whole thing. Usually that will give me ideas, or tell me where I went wrong. If I'm between novels, then the best thing to do is read a lot, not force it. An idea always comes along.(less)
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Spark (Sky Chasers, #2)
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Flame (Sky Chasers, #3)
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Zen and Xander Undone
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Says Tim Worstall of Forbes: "More titles, easier access and quite possibly a saving of public funds. Why wouldn’t we simply junk the physical libraries and purchase an Amazon Kindle Unlimited subscription for the entire country?"

What an idea! What a deep thinker! It's pure dollars and sense! Fire the librarians, tear down the libraries, and give all the money to AMAZON! After all, they know w... Read more of this blog post »
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“[There's] one... thing I can tell you about human nature: beautiful people are the last ones you want to befriend. Beautiful people float through life thinking that it's perfectly normal for others to gaze at them adoringly, and open doors for them, and defer to their opinion... Doesn't anyone understand that beautiful people are stupid? That's why nature made them beautiful, so they'd have a chance at surviving in the wild. And how do they survive? They use people and then they drop people, and they float away on the currents of their own gorgeousness to the next poor girl who thinks that being friends with a beutiful person will somehow make her beautiful, too. I've got news for you: Hanging around beautiful people just makes you uglier by comparison.”
Amy Kathleen Ryan, Vibes

“Alarm clocks were invented by fork-tongued devils disguised as gremlins wearing snake masks.”
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“Smiles that are meant to hide something never last very long, especially when the smile is hiding guilt (pg. 183).”
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Amy Amy, I've been reading 'Vibes' so far(still am) and I its been a fantastic read from the start. I love the main character, and you got a laugh out of me on the first paragraph. I'm in love with humor from books, so you can tell I'm enjoying 'Vibes'. I would of swallowed up the whole book in one day, but homework has been getting in the way. Anyways, lovin your writing and thanks for the add :) -AlienAmy

Ms. MiLo Thanks for the add Amy! Looking forward to reading your book(s) :)

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Layal Zaidan thanks 4 adding

Chi-Chi A Thanks for accepting my friend request Amy. Appreciate it very much.

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Gary Revel Thanks for the add AMY.
It's great to have you as a friend.

My memoir - TO LIVE OR MAYBE NOTis at Barnes and Noble

It includes details of my birth in Folrala, Alabama, youth in Niceville, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Bartow and Bonifay, Florida, high school-Holmes County High School, US Navy Service in San Diego, California, music business in Hollywood, Memphis, Nashville, my investigation of the Martin Luther King Jr. Assassination, recording and releasing the single record of the song about the MLK assassination, THEY SLEW THE DREAMER and more.

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Breanna hello when is the next book for the glow serious coming out?

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Amy! :)

Bradley I hope you are having a good day! =)

Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson

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Amy Ryan thank you Andrea!


Andrea Kulman Hi & thank you for being a friend on Good Reads.

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