"We can give you the key to save your father. But you are required to perform certain tasks, to demonstrate your worth and your commitment. So here, my thistle princess, is what I will need you to do."
Ryan is a speculative fiction writer living in Richmond, Virginia. He is a winner of the 2021 Writers of the Future contest, and has most recently appeared in the 37th volume of its annual anthology. Outside of writing, Ryan likes to snuggle with his pug, bake elaborate desserts, and brainstorm fantastical new worlds.