You can call me Ryan.
Though I’m originally from the Milwaukee area, for the last decade I’ve been in Madison, Wisconsin, where I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with an honors degree in linguistics in 2012.
A speaker of Spanish, Portuguese, and German, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel through Europe and parts of South America, where I consider Brazil a bit of a home away from home. Though I’m always looking for more opportunities to travel internationally, I’ll never say no to a fresh domestic trip either.
When I’m not reading, writing, or researching for my next novel, I’m likely re-binge-watching one of my favorite series on Netflix or HBO.
I daylight in export for the medical field, where I primarily serve customers in Latin America and the Middle East, but my mind is often on my writing or how nice it will be to curl up at home later with my fiancée and our cats, Hashtag and Rhaegar.
My short story, “Wool,” was also recently selected by staff at a Madison, Wisconsin-area school to teach symbolism to middle-school students.