Hi. I’m Ryan Holden, author of Two Queens. Welcome!
I sort of have a love-hate relationship with writing so I try to balance it out with other things. Like reading both fiction and nonfiction, staying active, and attempting to break my rut by traveling out of the country every year.
I work in finance so fantasy writing is itself a balance. Creative finance can get a little edgy so I try to keep these sides of myself separate. But not Chinese-wall separate.
My favorite novel is Till We Have Faces by C. S. Lewis.
My favorite fantasy world is Middle-earth.
My highest-ranked author, on a scale of how much I like his body of work divided by how often I hear about him or his books, is G. K. Chesterton. The book that got me hooked on him is The Man Who Was Thursday. If you want a quicker introduction try his quotes.
The book that has had the most impact on my life is the Bible.