By the time she was an eight-year-old tomboy growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, Robyn M Ryan definitely knew what she wanted to do when she grew up—play major league baseball or write.
Her love of writing grew throughout grade school and high school, first composing novels based on favorite television shows and favorite musicians. These stories passed among friends and then landed in a trunk. Attending the University of Georgia’s journalism school launched a career in public relations. An internship with Atlanta’s first-ever professional hockey team, the Flames, reignited the love of hockey.
Robyn wrote books that she and her friends wanted to read. These novels languished while she pursued a career in public relations, resurfacing every so often when a new idea nudged her muse. Life changes eased time constraints, and with the encouragement of a writers group formed on Twitter—WritersThatChat—she published her first novel in May 2016. The first in the Clearing the Ice hockey series This Piece of My Heart was nominated for the 2016 Summer Indie Books awards. This Piece of My Soul, book two in the series continues the storyline and introduces the Tampa Suns hockey team and was published January 2017. Besides writing, her passions include following NASCAR and the New York Rangers, and splitting time between homes in Atlanta and Palm Coast, with two brilliant Westies who manage both homes.
As do many writers, she chooses to write using a pseudonym—hers is a combination of her sons’ names, a contribution from her youngest nephew.