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**Ryan’s picture book manuscript, Smelldown at the PU Corral, received an Honorable Mention in the Rising Kite Awards from SCBWI Florida.


**Ryan’s now the proud owner of a humor column for Scene Magazine (which recently changed its name to Sarasota Scene). Here’s the first one. See for yourself if he’s funny. And here’s the second one just to prove they didn’t can him after that first one.


**Ryan’s about to launch a kidlit book review and resource site. More details coming soon, but it’ll include useful things for writers, agents, editors, parents, and teachers.


**Thanks to kidlit superstar Jane Yolen who WOWed us with class visits and a great reading/talk this January @ Ringling College.