Zombie Author Carrie Ryan

Zombie Author Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan is the author of the zombie novels:
The Forest of Hands and Teeth
The Dead Tossed Waves
The Dark and Hollow Places
The Dead and Empty World

Ryan has published several zombie short stories set in the "Forest of Hands and Teeth" world:

What Once We Feared
Hare Moon
Flotsam and Jetsam

Carrie Ryan's work is also included in Zombies vs. Unicorns  and The Living Dead 2

Carrie Ryan on the Web

Website: Carrie Ryan
Blog:  Carrie Ryan's Procrastination Outlet
Author Page: Carrie Ryan at Amazon
Social Media: Carrie Ryan on Facebook

About Carrie Ryan

Carrie Ryan is a native of South Carolina.  Born and raised in Greenville, she now resides in Charlotte with her husband, JP, two cats, and a dog.  Ryan's husband JP is also a fiction writer. The couple met while attending Duke School of Law.  Ryan is a former a litigator, but now she writes full time.  She admits that her household is "not at all prepared for the zombie apocalypse."

Carrie Ryan's husband provided the encouragement she needed to begin writing about zombies. According to her official biography:
"JP is the one who convinced Carrie to go to that first zombie movie, which for the life of her she can't remember why—she must have still been trying to impress him... After a few false starts, JP convinced Carrie to write what she loved and she started writing about zombies."
With his encouragement, Carrie Ryan explored the world as it might become several years after the zombie outbreak.  Ryan's website explains her reasons for the setting of her novels:
"There are so many movies about the days and weeks after a zombie apocalypse, but Carrie wanted to know what happened much later—generations later."

What Makes Carrie Ryan Unique?

Carrie Ryan attended Williams College for her undergraduate work. They have a unique mascot:
"Carrie went to Williams College... home of the purple cows. She played field hockey and lacrosse for a year before becoming involved in student government and other nefarious organizations. She was an avid mountain biker and a member of the Williams Cycling Team (their jerseys were white with purple cow spots—they were easy to pick out of the peloton)."
What's unique about Carrie Ryan? Carrie Ryan was once a Purple Cow. So the old rhyme is likely not true for her. She seems quite happy to have been one.

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