Saturday, August 6, 2016

Oh, the 8th Book... Announcing the Publication of WHITE BIRD: A MEMOIR OF THE SPIRIT by Ryan Petty

FREE Today-Only on Amazon   

1961, a lonely Kansas highway in the middle of the night.... This is a true story of a family of four, en route to a dying man’s bedside, witnessing an event of inexplicable wonder....

My new book began as a children’s picturebook manuscript... based on a true story

...then grew in word-count

...and grew in concept

...and grew

...into something more.

Now a full-fledged memoir, it’s become the first ebook in a two-part series.*

Here’s the link for a FREE copy of WHITE BIRD - A MEMOIR OF THE SPIRIT. 

The two-part series will conclude with WHITE BIRD - THE REST OF THE STORY, scheduled for publication on September 9th. (Now available for pre-order on Amazon.)

Friday, August 5, 2016

My Alter Ego, Sage Merriman, and I Have Published Eight eBooks in 3 Months - Ryan Petty

Ryan Petty

Just a quick note say, I’ve completed the publication of my 7-book pictureless picturebook series (“Books With No Pictures”)... visible at

I’ve been busy blogging about the series at

And I’ve been Tweeting (via @SageMerriman) about it and the best of children’s picturebooks, IMHO.

The Books With No Pictures Series includes the following titles in order of publication date:

  1. BOSSY PANTS (a book with an attitude)
  2. CARDBOARD BOX (fun with guess what?)
  3. GREEN BOAT (a kids’ book and homage to William Carlos Williams)
  4. ESKIMO KISSES (creative nonfiction)
  5. MAMA DUCK (traditional “duck” story with a twist)
  6. PIGGIES & TOES (traditional nursery rhyme used as a point of departure)
  7. HUMAN BEANS (creative nonfiction) 

With apologies for my delinquency in communicating through this blog... I invite you to please catch up...  using any of the above links.

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