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Jean Ryan

Napa, California, United States

Jean Ryan, a native Vermonter, lives in Napa, California. Her stories and essays have appeared in a variety of journals. Nominated several times for a Pushcart Prize, she has also published a novel, LOST SISTER. Her debut collection of short stories, SURVIVAL SKILLS, was published in April 2013 by Ashland Creek Press and was short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award. Her story “Manatee Gardens” appears in the anthology Outer Voices/Inner Lives. Please visit her website at

Interests: Literary fiction; literary short fiction; environmental issues; animals; gay and lesbian rights; child abuse prevention; gardening; cooking; ancient civilizations; Zen Buddhism

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Published works:


  • Lost Sister