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Coffee obsessed, sweets lovin,' scatterbrained mother of three, and the author of the YA Paranormal Romance Series, Redemption. Book 1 now available on Kindle and Nook. "I wasn't just tied to the beast, we were somehow part of the same person. The freakishly opposite sides of the same f*ing coin." ~Dayton in Redemption~

Background Information

I am R.K. Ryals, a native Mississipian with an avid interest in reading and writing.

I would list accolades or educational achievements, but I have never believed that to be a true influence on writing, just on polishing it.

My mother has always been my biggest inspiration. She was a tough Southern woman who grew up extremely poor. Her choices were determined by her life. She didn't finish high school, but she was one of the wisest women I have ever known. She passed away in 2005, but I will never forget what she meant to my sister and me. A single mother fostering twins, she gave us an overwhelming amount of love. Not a confident child, I often threw away writing material after playing around with a story or a poem. One day, after I had married, I was going through her hope chest and found a large amount of crumpled paper. Opening these scraps revealed a pile of stories I had long ago forgotten I had written. I carried them to my mother.

"Why did you keep these?" I asked. She studied me a moment before answering, her voice deeply accented. 

"Because what you considered trash, I considered genius."

This is now my motto for life.  


Birth Place
Jackson, MS United States

Waller Writing Award

State Level Honorable Mention on an Essay on the Vietnam War in College

Additional Information

Redemption is now available on Kindle and Nook. I hope to have it out in print soon. I'm very excited. This is a YA Paranormal Romance series for ages 16+. Synopsis: “The Time has come when He will come looking. She is ready. I have faith in her. She is her father’s daughter. She carries my blood. And I will never forgive myself for feeding her to the wolves.” Bezaliel from Redemption Dayton Blainey is a foul-mouthed, grief stricken teenager forced to live with a religiously eccentric aunt she barely knows following the death of her parents. Often upstaged by her moral older sister, Amber, Dayton is often flung into the shadows. Little does she know that there is more to her than meets the eye. When Dayton's Wiccan best friend, Monroe, sees a vision outside Dayton's bedroom window, a catalyst of events is set in motion that will change Dayton's life forever. She is faced with one major question: Who is she? Dayton and her friends discover the truth behind this question is so much bigger than anyone ever imagined. Redemption is the story of one young woman who must disentangle herself from a web of lies endangering her soul, and who discovers an attraction to a mysterious stranger that may just kill her.

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Personal Blog
Just an in depth look at me, my writing, and spontaneous thoughts I have at unusual hours.

Amazon Kindle Store
Link to the Book, Redemption.

Barnes and Nobles Book Link
Barnes and Nobles link to the book, Redemption

My twitter account

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