Author Archives: Noelle Ryan

About Noelle Ryan

Avid reader, writer, animal adorer, art appreciator, and snark enthusiast. Author of the Valkanas Clan series (Mirror is the first book in this series). Mother claimed first complete sentence was "Mom, I'm going to be a writer when I grow up."

I’m working my way back

In 2012, the hubster and I got a bit of a surprise–pregnancy. Now our son is almost 18 months old, tearing around the house and generally creating mayhem, but old enough that I no longer quite feel like my brain

I’m working my way back

In 2012, the hubster and I got a bit of a surprise–pregnancy. Now our son is almost 18 months old, tearing around the house and generally creating mayhem, but old enough that I no longer quite feel like my brain

flyer for Whats Done in the Dark tour event

Whats Done in the Dark Tour – first reading this weekend in Longwood, FL

This Saturday (6-9 pm) myself, Michelle Donice, and Donna Banks will all be reading from our books, talking with the audience, and signing copies at Dare Books in Longwood Florida. There will be door prizes, food, drinks, and fellow book

flyer for Whats Done in the Dark tour event

Whats Done in the Dark Tour – first reading this weekend in Longwood, FL

This Saturday (6-9 pm) myself, Michelle Donice, and Donna Banks will all be reading from our books, talking with the audience, and signing copies at Dare Books in Longwood Florida. There will be door prizes, food, drinks, and fellow book

Win a free signed copy of Mirror from Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway Mirror by Noelle Ryan Giveaway ends May 31, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win   via Goodreads | Book giveaway for Mirror (The Valkanas Clan, #1) by Noelle Ryan May 04-May 31,

Win a free signed copy of Mirror from Goodreads

Goodreads Book Giveaway Mirror by Noelle Ryan Giveaway ends May 31, 2012. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter to win   via Goodreads | Book giveaway for Mirror (The Valkanas Clan, #1) by Noelle Ryan May 04-May 31,

Could I be considered fashionably late?

So I could resist no longer and finally jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon when the kindle edition went on sale the other week–I just finished the first book last night (late. About 2 hours later than I would normally

Could I be considered fashionably late?

So I could resist no longer and finally jumped on The Hunger Games bandwagon when the kindle edition went on sale the other week–I just finished the first book last night (late. About 2 hours later than I would normally

As I write this…

…a cacophony of motorcycles and country music is filtering in through my office window. Normally the ten foot tall wall and small be-fountained pond that separate my yard from a relatively major thoroughfare are enough to allow me to forget

As I write this…

…a cacophony of motorcycles and country music is filtering in through my office window. Normally the ten foot tall wall and small be-fountained pond that separate my yard from a relatively major thoroughfare are enough to allow me to forget

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Stack of 5 copies of Mirror on my desk

Mirror is now available in hardcopy on Amazon and Createspace

Hurray! Finally all the bumps and bruises along the way with the Createspace formatting got sorted out (quick hint: don’t take advantage of the seemingly time-saving option to upload your book as a word doc – convert it to pdf

Delays on the physical book coming out & a quick thank you

So I know I mentioned a while ago that a physical copy would be available soon of Mirror, but there’s been a couple unexpected delays in the process. One of these has been caused by some spacing issues that were

Delays on the physical book coming out & a quick thank you

So I know I mentioned a while ago that a physical copy would be available soon of Mirror, but there’s been a couple unexpected delays in the process. One of these has been caused by some spacing issues that were

German flag colors in circle

So does this mean I’m officially internationally awesome? ;-)

I was playing around with my reports on kdp today, and realized that I’ve had 4 downloads from Amazon.de (Germany) this month, and about 150 from Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), plus over 900 from Amazon.com. I earlier posted on fb how

German flag colors in circle

So does this mean I’m officially internationally awesome? ;-)

I was playing around with my reports on kdp today, and realized that I’ve had 4 downloads from Amazon.de (Germany) this month, and about 150 from Amazon.co.uk (United Kingdom), plus over 900 from Amazon.com. I earlier posted on fb how

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

Print copy book cover for Mirror

The full book cover – what do you think?

This is the design I landed on for the full book cover (for the print version of the book). The left side, of course, will be the back of the book, the middle is the spine, the right side is

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late

directions for section break insertion

Why section breaks are your best friend when formatting for CreateSpace

I spent several hours yesterday and the day before working on ironing out the little formatting details to get everything running smoothly for a CreateSpace print version of Mirror,  read this article on 5 newbie book layout mistakes relatively late