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Matthew D. Ryan is a published author living in upstate New York on the shores of Lake Champlain. He has a background in philosophy, mathematics, and computer science. He also has a black belt in the martial arts and studies yoga. He has been deeply involved in the fantasy genre for most of his life as a reader, writer, and game designer. He believes he saw the legendary Lake Champlain Monster (a.k.a Champy) once and he has a cat named Confucius.

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Matthew D. Ryan I usually don't get writer's block. I get writer's burnout. I can keep writing if I choose, I just won't enjoy it at all. Usually, I take that as a si…moreI usually don't get writer's block. I get writer's burnout. I can keep writing if I choose, I just won't enjoy it at all. Usually, I take that as a sign to take some time off and do something else, unless I'm at a critical juncture, in which case, I just try to slug it through. The worst, though, is when I get depressed. That can occur without warning and can be devastating to my writing schedule. I think I've lost as much as three months that way, which is very frustrating.(less)
Matthew D. Ryan There's a lot of perks--like having a flexible schedule, etc...--but the thing I like the most is having an outlet for my creativity. I get to constru…moreThere's a lot of perks--like having a flexible schedule, etc...--but the thing I like the most is having an outlet for my creativity. I get to construct worlds and people, monsters and magic systems, and I get to explore myriad realms of fantasy. (less)
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Drasmyr (From the Ashes of ...

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The Sceptre of Morgulan

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Prism

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Of Dragons, Love, and Poison

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Delusions of Grandeur

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Thanksgiving Book Deals

Hi, all. It’s me again. Just a quick post to inform everyone of some Smashwords specials I have in honor of Thanksgiving. Each one of my books that follows will remain on sale from now until November 30th.

The sales are:

The first book on sale is The Children of Lubrochius. It is the first book in my series, From the Ashes of Ruin, excluding the prequel Drasmyr (which is free). Although it demarks

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