Patrick M. Ryan lives and works on Mankato Minnesota. He is married and has two children, Katie 20 and Daniel 16. Mr. Ryan teaches creative writing and theater at Mankato West High School and at Minnesota State University-Mankato. Mr. Ryan has been writing nonfiction for the past ten years and has penned over twenty titles. He is currently working on a novel for adolescents entitled Red. His hobbies and interests include hiking, running, hockey, travel, and reading. Mr. Ryan's future goals include learning how to play the steel drum and learning how to snowboard.