Mystery Mondays: Garry Ryan

Today on Mystery Mondays we welcome award-winning author Garry Ryan of the Detective Lane Mysteries and Blackbird Trilogy. Garry has some advice on making scene descriptions vivid. Here is what he has to say:


If you’re a writer, carry your phone. It has a camera. Use it.

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Use it when you see something striking,

something out of the ordinary,

something inspiring,

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something provocative.

Keep a file of these photos.

When a scene requires an image,

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it’s there for you to paint with.

Garry PhotooSince 2004 Garry Ryan has published nine novels with NeWest Press. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award. In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary’s Freedom of Expression Award.

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Next week on Mystery Mondays we welcome Debra Purdy Kong.


18 thoughts on “Mystery Mondays: Garry Ryan

  1. The reason I love to read Garry Ryan’s books is that they always give a view of a world that I was not really aware of. I love learning and his books encourage that. I look forward to the next one!

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