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.)

Please have a look around 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!

5 Responses to About

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

  2. Dawn Hubbell says:

    Hi Ryan, I noticed your vegetarian children’s book list while searching. Can you please add “Drumsticks” to the list? Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Drumsticks-Dawn-Hubbell/dp/0989670015/ or you can search Amazon for the ISBN “978-0989670012”. Thanks!

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