About

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 has completed his novel, The Children of Lubrochius. It is Book I of his exciting series, From the Ashes of Ruin and is due to launch on April 2nd, 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 printed books, both novels are available in hardcover format at Lulu for $24.99 (Drasmyr), and 27.99 (Children). Drasmyr 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. The Children of Lubrochius is the eagerly awaited sequel.

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 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

25 thoughts on “About

  1. penelope

    Looks good !! You look so serious- I guess befitting one who knows about philosophy — the black background is apt, considering your fictional world.
    By the way, don’t kill your computer — their ghosts are very nasty, I know this –
    more later
    plm

  2. blonderyan

    Hey, sorry that link on my page doesn’t work. It’s a project for school and they have us using the schools server. The stupid thing is that only people on the server can see it. -_- It;s a really dumb thing, but its something I gotta deal with it. Sorry again.

  3. Arlee Birda

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  4. livritome

    Hi, thanks for the nice comment on my recent review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Looks like you are quite the expert in this area so I appreciate your insights very much!

  5. Juliette

    I’m so impressed that I’m going to post your book and a link to your blog on my blog (vampiremaman.wordpress.com) as a stand a lone post. That is, if it is ok with you.

    1. atoasttodragons

      Thank you for your consideration, but I must turn down the nomination. I’m a writer, not a blogger: the blog is secondary, and I hate chain letters. It might not take that much time, but I have absolutely no clue who I could nominate in turn (I usually don’t check the followers of the blogs I read). So, it seems a little unfair to accept accollades and not pass on further nominations. Again, I am very flattered and glad you like my blog enough to nominate me, but I must decline. Sorry.

  6. conjurors

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I was just reading some of your entries as well and thoroughly enjoying them. Looking forward to coming back for more of your thoughts.

    1. atoasttodragons Post author

      Thanks. I appreciate the thought. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to complete all the rules but I will do what I can. Thanks, again.

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