Though Ryanne would be the first to tell you she is not particularly brave, about four years ago she somehow found the nerve to move from the big city where she grew up to a small mountain valley in Idaho. On any given day she is closer to bears, moose, mountain lions, and deer than she is to people.
She is having a splendid adventure, and she enthusiastically encourages her readers to take life-changing risks of their own. Had Ryanne stayed in her comfort zone, she would never have found the excitement and new growth a fresh start provides. She believes that when someone is through changing, they're through!
Ryanne has been writing for 15 years, and during that time has authored over 20 novels. Among other milestones in her career, she has been the recipient of the Romantic Times Lifetime Achievement Award.
Her first novel can only be described as an accident. She always wanted to be a writer, but had never found the courage to let anyone read her work. One day she impulsively wrote to an agent in New York, explaining the plot of a young adult novel she had written. The agent wrote back promptly and asked to see the complete manuscript.
This posed something of a dilemma for Ryanne. She hadn't actually written the book yet — she was astonished the agent even responded! Still she somehow managed to write that book in less than three weeks. She doesn't recommend this nerve-wracking method of breaking into the business.
Ryanne lives in a log home at the base of the magnificent Teton mountains. The surrounding lakes and forests are not only heaven for her, but for her three Labradors as well. She considers herself one of the lucky people who not only had a dream, but who had a dream come true. If it can happen to her...it can happen to you.
Readers can contact Ryanne at P.O. Box 328, Tetonia, Idaho, U.S.A. 83452. If a reply is desired, a self-addressed stamped envelope would be appreciated.
Pseudonym/s: Tonya Wood
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