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Ryan Southwick

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Ryan Southwick decided to dabble at writing late in life, and quickly became obsessed with the craft. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.

His technical skills as a software developer, healthcare experience, and lifelong fascination for science fiction became the ingredients for his first series, The Z-Tech Chronicles, which combines these elements into a fantastic contemporary tale of super-science, fantasy, and adventure, based in his Bay Area stomping grounds.

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Ryan Southwick First, I refer back to my plot outline. If the part I'm stuck on doesn't directly apply, I'll delete it and start over (I'm on my 3rd book now and hav…moreFirst, I refer back to my plot outline. If the part I'm stuck on doesn't directly apply, I'll delete it and start over (I'm on my 3rd book now and have become much less afraid to delete paragraphs or entire chapters if they don't keep things moving).

Second, if I'm stuck, it usually means things are dragging, and my reader will probably feel it, too. That's when it's time to abbreviate what I'm trying to say or "throw in another dead body", as they say. I'll add an unexpected event or phrase and play it out with the characters. Most times it turns into something positive that easily ties back into the plot.(less)
Ryan Southwick Creating characters who feel as alive as anyone who actually existed. When a reader finishes my book, if they feel like they've left friends behind, I…moreCreating characters who feel as alive as anyone who actually existed. When a reader finishes my book, if they feel like they've left friends behind, I know I've created something special.(less)
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Angels Lost - Now Available

I'm beyond excited, I'm... I'm... super-excited! The highly anticipated sequel to Angels in the Mist is now available!

Also set in the San Francisco Bay Area, Angels Lost (The Z-Tech Chronicles Book 2) picks up the urban fantasy adventure two weeks after the end of Angels in the Mist.

Humanity's timer is ticking: Anne becomes the unwitting linchpin to a plot that may turn the mysterious new vampire

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