When not engrossed in the creation of my next novel, or rapt in dreams of romance in the beautiful Emerald Isles, I share my home in New York with a myriad of pets, several of them handicap, and the love of my life, Elizabeth, a Veterinary nurse.
One of eight children, I credit my parents with stoking my interest in my Celtic heritage. My father, of Irish descent, passed prematurely from an illness attributed to his tenure in the New York City Fire Department. He was my living example of the Ryan creed, Death before Dishonor. My mother, a registered nurse, has Italian roots and has traveled throughout the world. She instilled in me a sense of wonder for faraway lands and exotic settings.
An uncle to nearly 20 nieces and nephews, I find great joy in being a part of their lives and hopes to be as fine an example to them as my character, Sir Thayer, in his debut novel, Two Lairds One Lady.