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writer, amie ryan, seattle

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new release


Fans of Amie Ryan's three essay collections can now find her 50 best stories all in one collection! In STORYTELLER the Gen X author from Seattle spins true tales from her life as a child of the 70s and teen from the 80s. You'll meet her glamorous, pill addicted mother, a parade of comically flawed beaus, and the suburban classmates who were her lifeline. Moving and at times hilarious, STORYTELLER is an insightful look into how the things we learn in high school shape the adults we become. STORYTELLER went to #8 in its category on Amazon within four days of its release.

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MARILYN: LOVED BY YOU was a #1 bestseller in its category on both Amazon US and Amazon UK. Readers will enjoy reading a thoroughly researched history of Marilyn Monroe set against the backdrop of the very life and times in which the story takes place. Filled with lush details and dozens of photos, many of them previously unseen,  this story examines the star's early childhood, her struggle to achieve fame in Hollywood, her many romances, her addiction, and gives the most accurate and complete explanation and timeline for the star's death that is available in any book today. This biography is available in both paperback and ebook format and is a must for any Marilyn Monroe fan.

"What a fascinating biography of Marilyn's life. I knew about her, but this gives a well thought out, sweeping review of her life and gave it more context than just a pretty face with a tragic ending. Well written and very entertaining. I highly recommend it."


Amie Ryan's second collection, Starfish On Thursday, contains 23 essays about American culture. From America's fascination with child beauty pageants to telemarketers, gifted programs to school shootings, garage bands and the racial climate of the early 1970s, Ryan casts her keen eye on the way we act and the choices we make. As she did in her first collection, Ryan demonstrates the ability to reach close and make the reader laugh and cry and think. Available in paperback or ebook format. Fortitude International has optioned the film and TV rights for Starfish On Thursday for a feature adaptation.  This title has been added to the Seattle Public Library and King County Library System catalogs.


"A wonderful collection of essays, nostalgic and thought provoking. With Starfish On Thursday Ryan has woven together a lovely collection of nostalgically themed essays, interspersed with the occasional satirical letter which had me trying not to laugh too loudly--for fear of waking up the household."





Meet Amie Ryan, the Seattle writer whose viral smash The Seattle

NO was read by over a quarter million. In Green Shoes Mean I Love You

Ryan will delight readers with her wickedly accurate take on her

hometown where people give Seattle NOs instead of regular ones,

do the You Go dance are Bundy Affected and live Weather Vicariously. But Ryan doesn't stop there. Rare is the collection that includes disco wars and disappearing Liz Taylors, Generation X and a mother who insists Elvis Presley and Elton John are the same person. This collection will make you laugh and cry and then laugh some more. Available in paperback only.










"I really enjoyed this book. There is a *lot* packed into this diverse collection of essays and poetry. I especially enjoyed the ones about schizophrenia, generation X, and the more personal ones about her mother."


In Secrets From The Star Jar, Seattle storyteller Amie Ryan continues her love affair with American culture. In this diverse collection of 23 stories (some funny, some serious) readers will discover a world filled with roller rinks, rat-faced criminals, hippie students, and devious birds. Fans of her two previous collections, Green Shoes Mean I Love You and Starfish On Thursday, will recognize Ryan's familiar style, as bold and satisfying as the coffee in her hometown. Available in both ebook and paperback format.

"A beautiful collection!"

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