Writer and artist, Ryan M. Williams, lives in the rainy Pacific Northwest with his wife and son. He suffers from multiple pseudonym disorder, writing under several different pen names across a range of genres including fantasy, science fiction, romance, paranormal, mystery and horror. When not working on his latest book, he also pursues a passion for cycling.
Ryan holds a master degree from Seton Hill University in writing popular fiction.
Glittering Throng Press exists to publish Ryan’s work in print and e-book editions.
Why the pen names?
Mostly for genre-identification. I wanted a way for readers to quickly identify the genre. I love it when readers want to read everything I write, so the names aren’t secret, but they serve as a tag to help bring together books that are related by genre.
Here’s the breakdown:
- Ryan M. Williams — Science fiction, although within that there’s a lot of different sorts of stories!
- Tennessee Hicks — Paranormal or urban fantasy, can be dark but not necessarily. Some young adult.
- R.M. Haag — Horror or paranormal, often edgier or more graphic than stories by Hicks, tending towards older protagonists.
- Ryan M. Welch — Mystery stories
- Kate N. Ryan — Romance, tending toward romantic comedy
- Michael Burges — Fantasy, other-world fantasy, or lighter fantasy, or adventure fantasy
- Edgar Allan Clemens — Children’s picture books
It’s all the work of the same author, so there is overlap and the lines sometimes get blurry, but the names can still help. If someone likes romances like Watching You Sleep, but not horror, they won’t accidentally pick up something like Downland with subterranean cannibals.