Author Archives: Ryan A Forsythe

About Ryan A Forsythe

Ryan Forsythe is a writer, editor, and artist from Cleveland, though he considers the state of Jefferson his home. He received a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Writing from Humboldt State University and an MFA in Fiction from San Diego State University, where he also served as Associate Editor with Fiction International. Ryan writes short fiction, novels, travel stories, family history, personal essays, children's books (for adults), and the occasional poem. His writing has earned two Pushcart Prize nominations, a Best in Show at the local county fair, a "Great 69-er Award" (for best 69-word fiction), and more. His novel, "Dick Cheney Saves Paris," was released by Love Earth Publications on August 30, 2011, the same day Cheney's own memoir was released.

No News Here

Just checking on my website and updating things here and there. And then I noticed the News section was last updated in 2015–Ugh!  Not because I haven’t written any new updates, mind you. But because I don’t write them here.  … Continue reading

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Upcoming reading on Friday, May 8

Long time, no post. Let’s remedy that. This very coming Friday night, I’ll be reading from my latest book thing Goldilocks and the Three BARs (Beyond Available Resources) (of which you can learn more here.). It happens at the County … Continue reading

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New journal, new book, new organization

It’s been a while so time is long overdue for an update. A few notes: 1. New journal: Earlier this year I started a new literary magazine with fellow souther Oregon writer Michael Spring. We co-edit Cobra Lily: a review … Continue reading

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Finally…it comes down to this

The years was 2005. George Bush was president, the trials of Saddam Hussein had begun, surgeons in France had just carried out the first human face transplant (a mere 8 years after Face/Off), and I had first applied to the MFA program … Continue reading

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Coming Attractions

A few readings over the next few weeks… First up is this Saturday’s ADZPCTKO. For those not in the know, that is the Annual Day Zero Pacific Crest Trail Kick-Off event. My wife Kaci and I each had pieces accepted … Continue reading

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Poetry & Arts reading March 1

As part of the San Diego Art Institute’s Poetry & Art Series, I’ll be joining a great group of readers on March 1. This serves as something of a kick-off to festivities celebrating 40 years of Fiction International, the journal … Continue reading

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Now available

This week, Black Scat Books published my short tale “If You Don’t Read This, The Terrorists Will Win” in a full-color illustrated edition. The book is the fifth in their “Absurdist Texts & Documents Series” which publisher Norman Conquest describes … Continue reading

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