Ryvr Jones is my pen name.
And yet, I’ve been Nospheratt for so long, it’s part of my identity.
So, this is me.
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1. Romance writer.
2. Blogger. Sometimes poet. Philosopher at improper hours.
3. [Informal] Opiniology scholar. Sarcasm hobbyist.
4. [Origin] Mix of cultures, nationalities, regions and languages.
5. [Archaic] Person born in the year Star Wars premiered, and who shares her birthday with Freddie Mercury.
6. Geek, in case you didn’t notice.
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The Story About Stories
Do you like stories?
Life unfolds in the stories we tell. I have plenty of stories to tell; since we’re on my “About” page, I think it’s appropriate to tell you a story about me, right?
How about a story about my stories? (I love meta, and it doesn’t get much more meta than this.)
I tell stories since I learned to talk. Since before learning to write – I used to dictate my tales to my parents, and I still have some of those scribbles. Once I learned to write, I began to amass a mountain of paper (at the time, where I lived, computers and Internet only existed in science fiction movies). A mountain that keeps getting taller, by the way. I think it will eventually achieve mountain range status.
The stories grew with me: children’s stories, poems, love letters, blog posts, and eventually, books.
The Story About Books
I wrote my first book when I was seventeen. It was written by hand in a notebook, because I didn’t have a typewriter. It was awful (I still have it!), but at the time I didn’t know that, of course. I finished it and let it sit for years.
When I was in my early twenties, I wrote a new book, very loosely based on the first one. Both books were fantasy romance, in a vaguely medieval setting. The second one was a lot better than the first, but I still didn’t know anything about writing craft. Nothing. I thought the book was perfect. Today I know it has potential, but it’s a hot mess.
In 2014, I decided to finally do the NaNoWriMo challenge. I waited until the day before NaNo to think about what I was going to write. As you do. 😛
Then I remembered Rhys. He was one of my favorite characters from my second-not-good-novel, so I decided I was going to tell his story.
Thus, the Dullahan series was born.
And I’ll never stop writing again.
Hi! I’m Ryvr Jones/Nospheratt. I write romance books.
And I hope you like them. 🙂