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."

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I

The first 11 days…

For those of you who are interested in learning more about how things might unfold for a new independent author in the initial days after publication, I thought I’d share a little bit about what’s happened so far. On Dec. 17th, I

Snag a copy of Mirror for free today

There will only be a couple days where anyone can snag a copy of Mirror for free over the next several months–and today is one of them! So don’t forget to grab a copy while the (free) getting is good–and

Snag a copy of Mirror for free today

There will only be a couple days where anyone can snag a copy of Mirror for free over the next several months–and today is one of them! So don’t forget to grab a copy while the (free) getting is good–and

Image of first two reviews on Amazon for Mirror

Thank you, early reviewers

So I woke up to the delightful sight of two fresh-off-the-presses (or should I say keyboards?) reviews of Mirror on Amazon, and I just had to share them. If you’re reading this, kind reviewers, thank you!

Image of first two reviews on Amazon for Mirror

Thank you, early reviewers

So I woke up to the delightful sight of two fresh-off-the-presses (or should I say keyboards?) reviews of Mirror on Amazon, and I just had to share them. If you’re reading this, kind reviewers, thank you!

Cover art for the book Mirror

Mirror went live on Amazon early – whoo-hoo!

You can get your copy of Mirror already; turns out the 12 hour warning I got at 3 when I uploaded it was exaggerated this time around. Tis the season to get it as a great gift for the urban fantasy fan

Cover art for the book Mirror

Mirror went live on Amazon early – whoo-hoo!

You can get your copy of Mirror already; turns out the 12 hour warning I got at 3 when I uploaded it was exaggerated this time around. Tis the season to get it as a great gift for the urban fantasy fan

publishing notice from kdp

Publishing…

I was so excited when this little notice popped up after I’d spent two days figuring out exactly what I wanted in every section of kdp publishing form (and messing with all the formatting, as you could tell from my

publishing notice from kdp

Publishing…

I was so excited when this little notice popped up after I’d spent two days figuring out exactly what I wanted in every section of kdp publishing form (and messing with all the formatting, as you could tell from my

Formatting for Kindle: Lessons Learned

Alright, so I think I figured out solutions to all the formatting hurdles that were thwarting me yesterday and today. A cluster of these problems ended up revolving around trying to follow all the directions from Kindle’s simplified formatting guide–turns

Formatting for Kindle: Lessons Learned

Alright, so I think I figured out solutions to all the formatting hurdles that were thwarting me yesterday and today. A cluster of these problems ended up revolving around trying to follow all the directions from Kindle’s simplified formatting guide–turns

Formatting for Kindle: Challenges

Well, I’m beginning to discover that the process of formatting for KDP is a bit trickier than the directions make it seem–and the directions don’t exactly make it seem breezy. Last night I was up until almost midnight (I’m normally in bed

Formatting for Kindle: Challenges

Well, I’m beginning to discover that the process of formatting for KDP is a bit trickier than the directions make it seem–and the directions don’t exactly make it seem breezy. Last night I was up until almost midnight (I’m normally in bed

Christening the site

Right now seems an appropriate moment to muse on the origin of the name Noelle, which alternately can mean “Day of birth” or “Christmas.” Given that I’ll be releasing Mirror, a new book–in fact the first book in the Valkanas Clan series–just

Christening the site

Right now seems an appropriate moment to muse on the origin of the name Noelle, which alternately can mean “Day of birth” or “Christmas.” Given that I’ll be releasing Mirror, a new book–in fact the first book in the Valkanas Clan series–just