Today I am joined by New York Times bestselling fantasy author Anthony Ryan. In this episode, we talk about why he writes fantasy, his journey to becoming a writer, self-publishing his first book and how that led to a traditional publishing deal, writing darker fantasy, fantasy that has a historical analog, dragons, steam punk, and more.
About Anthony Ryan:
Anthony Ryan is the New York Times best selling author of the Raven’s Shadow epic fantasy novels as well as the Slab City Blues science fiction series. He was born in Scotland in 1970 but spent much of his adult life living and working in London. After a long career in the British Civil Service, he took up writing full time after the success of his first novel Blood Song, Book One of the Raven’s Shadow trilogy. He has a degree in history, and his interests include art, science and the unending quest for the perfect pint of real ale. For news and general wittering about stuff he likes, check out Anthony’s blog at: anthonyryan.net.
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