Friday, October 29, 2010

Jesi Lea Ryan-- Four Thousand Miles

Jesi Lea Ryan was born and raised in the Mississippi River town of Dubuque, Iowa.  After graduating from Loras College with degrees in Creative Writing and Literature, she relocated to Madison, Wisconsin.  In addition to writing, she teaches creative writing workshops to teens through the University of Wisconsin Outreach Program, and has served as a creative writing mentor for the Young Scholars Program through the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth.  Her short story “Death of a Woman” has been published in the Detroit based literary magazine The FurnaceFour Thousand Miles is her first novel.

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Q: What will e-readers like about your book?
I think we all want to escape our lives at some time or another.  When things at work or in our family lives are on the rocks, we might wish we could chuck it all and run away.  For most of us, that is not a realistic option.  We have family and friendship ties, responsibilities and obligations.  The fun thing about Four Thousand Miles is that we can read about a woman who did it, who ran away and went on an adventure.  It’s genuine escapist literature!   

Q: Why did you go indie?
I actually have a publisher, DCL Publications.  However, they are small and all of the book promotion is up to me.  The book is only available in ebook format.  I’m hoping that if the sales are strong enough, the publisher will take it to print.  Cross your fingers for me!

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?
I read so much and such a wide variety, that it is hard for me to answer that question.  I enjoy reading the classics, particularly of the Victorian period.  I also read a lot of Urban Fantasy, Young Adult and contemporary literature.  Some of my favorite authors are TC Boyle, Richelle Mead, Oscar Wilde, Jodi Piccoult, Jane Austen and Kurt Vonnegut 

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