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cover of novelCover of short story fitness instructor I’ve always wanted to be a writer, but I never had any ideas.  Not until I got so sick of sitting in front of my boss’s office that I started wondering what would happen if he got stabbed in there…

The result was a novel, IT Can Be Dangerous, now available on Amazon.

Musing over what my novel’s heroine, Cynthia Hegarty, did after she found her boss’s killer led to a short story, The Mystery of the Elusive Fitness Instructor.  It’s available as an ebook, free at Smashwords.  It was longlisted for the RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland short story competition in 2011. It’s a ten-minute read.  Download it as a pdf from Smashwords and have a chuckle over a cup of tea.

Another story, Only Four Girls, was shortlisted for the RTE Francis MacManus short story prize in 2009 and was broadcast on Ireland’s national radio station, RTE1.

I live with my family at a very scenic location on the Ring of Kerry, Ireland.

If you’d like to know when I do a reading or release a new story you can:

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Happy reading!

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Ita Ryan

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