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!

2 Responses to About

  1. Can you please add “My Mom Eats Tofu” to your vegetarian children’s book list on Amazon?

  2. Hi Dawn. I’m adding it now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!


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