Welcome to the blog of Matthew D. Ryan, writer and philosopher. That’s Matthew D. Ryan—both the capital “D” and the period “.” are important in computer searches. Here you will find information on the writer, his current projects, and whatever else catches his fancy as time goes on. Mr. Ryan is currently working on his novel, The Children of Lubrochius. It is Book I of his exciting series, From the Ashes of Ruin.The prequel to the series, and an excellent stand-alone novel in its own right, Drasmyr,is currently available as a free ebook at Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and elsewhere on the Internet. For those interested in a print version, it is available in hardcover format at Lulu for $24.99. It is a vampire novel set in a fantasy world of wizards and warriors and has earned positive reviews (usually around 4 stars out of 5) across the Internet.

Matthew lives in northeastern New York on the shores of Lake Champlain, one of the largest lakes in the continental United States, famous for the Battle of Plattsburgh and the ever-elusive Lake Champlain Monster, a beastie more commonly referred to as Champy. Matthew has studied philosophy, mathematics, and computer science in the academic world. He has earned a black belt in martial arts.

Matthew D. Ryan can be found elsewhere on the Internet at the following sites:
Author’s Smashwords Page: http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/matthewdryan
Author’s Book Page: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/131156
Author’s Blog: http://www.atoasttodragons.com
Author’s Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000038781652
Author’s Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/Drasmyr
Author’s Twitter Handle: @MatthewDRyan1
Author’s Amazon Author Central Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/matthewdryan
Author’s Goodreads Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/579148.Matthew_D_Ryan
Author’s Shelfari Page: http://www.shelfari.com/matthewdryan/shelf

27 responses to “About”

  1. penelope says :

    Looks good !! You look so serious- I guess befitting one who knows about philosophy — the black background is apt, considering your fictional world.
    By the way, don’t kill your computer — their ghosts are very nasty, I know this –
    more later

  2. ianthecool says :

    This could be quite an interesting blog for fans of fantasy. I shall keep my eyes open!

  3. blonderyan says :

    Hey, sorry that link on my page doesn’t work. It’s a project for school and they have us using the schools server. The stupid thing is that only people on the server can see it. -_- It;s a really dumb thing, but its something I gotta deal with it. Sorry again.

  4. jelowder says :

    Looking forward to following.

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  6. livritome says :

    Hi, thanks for the nice comment on my recent review of Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter. Looks like you are quite the expert in this area so I appreciate your insights very much!

  7. Juliette says :

    I’m so impressed that I’m going to post your book and a link to your blog on my blog (vampiremaman.wordpress.com) as a stand a lone post. That is, if it is ok with you.

  8. musingsofasteampunk says :

    Hey there! I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award … check it out on my blog at http://musingsofasteampunk.com/2012/09/01/liebster-award-nomination/. Yay!

    • atoasttodragons says :

      Thank you for your consideration, but I must turn down the nomination. I’m a writer, not a blogger: the blog is secondary, and I hate chain letters. It might not take that much time, but I have absolutely no clue who I could nominate in turn (I usually don’t check the followers of the blogs I read). So, it seems a little unfair to accept accollades and not pass on further nominations. Again, I am very flattered and glad you like my blog enough to nominate me, but I must decline. Sorry.

  9. aliciasfriend says :

    Hello, thank you for your comment on my Dragons post. Alicia and I think your blog is pretty awesome.

  10. Dr. Brillenschnitzel says :

    As you are toasting… I invite you to visit me soon.

  11. conjurors says :

    Thanks for checking out my blog. I was just reading some of your entries as well and thoroughly enjoying them. Looking forward to coming back for more of your thoughts.

  12. jezzarath says :

    Hi! Just to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! go here for all the info: http://sofaruntitled.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/liebster-award/

  13. High Fantasy Addict says :

    Hi Matthew, I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. Keep up the great posts! http://highfantasyaddict.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/liebster-award-my-first-award-awesome/

  14. Amy's Fantastical Writings says :

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Your books look interesting.

  15. emerdori says :

    Hi, I’m looking into Mio’s story about the kinship, and your name popped up anyways this is my email trackingregina@gmail.com .. I would like to ask you about Mio’s story and if you talked to him before he disappeared.

    Looking forward to your response.

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