When not engrossed in the creation of my next novel, or rapt
in dreams of romance in the beautiful Emerald Isles, I share
my home in New York with a myriad of pets, several of them
handicap, and the love of my life, Elizabeth, a Veterinary
One of eight children, I credit my parents with stoking my
interest in my Celtic heritage. My father, of Irish descent,
passed prematurely from an illness attributed to his tenure
in the New York City Fire Department. He was my living
example of the Ryan creed, Death before Dishonor. My mother,
a registered nurse, has Italian roots and has traveled
throughout the world. She instilled in me a sense of wonder
for faraway lands and exotic settings.
An uncle to nearly 20 nieces and nephews, I find great joy
in being a part of their lives and hope to be as fine an
example to them as my character, Sir Faolin, in my newest
novel, Lady of the Loch.