Jennifer Ryan is a New Westminster-born writer and artist who has just come out with a handmade chapbook of her writings entitled Inspiring Minds. She writes picture books, fiction and poetry, and is working to finish a YA novel. Her chapbooks are printed at home with handcrafted covers, and consist of poetry, quotes and quips.
The current Secretary of New West Writers, and a member of Renn Book Writers, Jen had appeared on the literary scene a year and a half ago bringing with her a gust of positive creative energy. Now she feels grateful for the ‘overwhelming’ support of her friends and peers where she is ‘surrounded by such beautiful souls’. In particular, her artistic life has been most ‘heavily influenced’ by artist/musician Amanda Palmer and her husband, author Neil Gaiman.
In the near future, Jennifer aims to resume studies while continuing to work on her writing and publishing projects.
At the April 26 Gathering of Surrey Muse, Jennifer will open the Open Mic Session with a selection of her works published in Inspiring Minds.
Contact Jennifer Ryan
Surrey Muse program Jan-June 2013
Surrey Muse Gatherings