Hi, I’m Ryan Forsythe. I’m a writer, editor, teacher, traveler, artist, and dad originally from Cleveland, though I now consider the mythical State of Jefferson home. [Read here about our 4 years living up there, directly across the street from the scene above.]
I’ve been studying writing for some time–received a B.A. in English/creative writing from Ohio State, an M.A. in teaching writing from Humboldt State, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from San Diego State, where I also served as Associate Editor with Fiction International, the literary journal of formal innovation and social activism. More recently, I started Left Fork, a small press with a primary mission of celebrating the region where I live.
My writing is mostly focused on fiction–short stories and novels–though I also write travel stories, family history, personal essays, the occasional poem, and children’s books for adults. In reading and writing, I am drawn to the offbeat and experimental in both form and content. In fact, the subtitle of my first novel will tell you a little about my styles and interests. Dick Cheney Saves Paris: A Personal and Political Madcap Sci-Fi Meta- Anti- Novel was released by Love Earth Publications on August 30, 2011, the same day as Cheney’s In My Time: A Personal and Political Memoir (though I’d wager mine is a bit more fun to read.)
After stints in college administration and a few other things, I now pass my days as a full-time book designer and self-publishing consultant, available for hire through Upwork.com (if you’re looking for help with your book project, click here to learn more).
Please have a look around the website here and feel free to drop a note if you have questions or comments.
NOTE: For more info on what I’ve been up to, visit LeftForkBooks.com, which I tend to update a wee bit more than this here site. Thanks!