Welcome to the website of Matthew D. Ryan, writer and philosopher. That’s Matthew D. Ryan—both the capital “D” and the period “.” are important in computer searches. Here you will find information on the writer, his current projects, and whatever else catches his fancy as time goes on.
For those of you looking for the blog A Toast to Dragons you are in the right place! There is kind of a long convoluted story as to why “A Toast to Dragons” got moved about, which I won’t dwell on here. In the meantime, just click the menu option above or the link to access the blog page.
As far as news is concerned, Mr. Ryan is currently working on his novel, The Children of Lubrochius. It is Book I of his exciting series, From the Ashes of Ruin and was due out in early winter 2014. However, as the result of a medical issue it has been pushed back to April, 2014.The prequel to the series, and an excellent stand-alone novel in its own right, Drasmyr, is currently available as a free ebook at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and elsewhere on the Internet. For those interested in a print version, it is available in hardcover format at Lulu for $24.99. It is a vampire novel set in a fantasy world of wizards and warriors and has earned exceptional reviews (usually garnering around 4 or 5 stars out of 5) across the Internet.
Matthew lives in northeastern New York on the shores of Lake Champlain, one of the largest lakes in the continental United States, famous for the Battle of Plattsburgh and the ever-elusive Lake Champlain Monster, a beastie more commonly referred to as Champy. Matthew has studied philosophy, mathematics, and computer science in the academic world. He has earned a black belt in martial arts.
Matthew D. Ryan can be found elsewhere on the Internet at the following sites:
Author’s Smashwords Page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/matthewdryan
Author’s Book Page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131156
Author’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000038781652
Author’s Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/Drasmyr
Author’s Amazon Author Central Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/matthewdryan
Author’s Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/579148.Matthew_D_Ryan
Author’s Shelfari Page: http://www.shelfari.com/matthewdryan/shelf