Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Perrin Pring and her series The Ryo Myths!
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Perrin is the author of The Ryo Myths, a sci-fi/fantasy trilogy that has been heralded to engage both nerds and non-nerds alike. Check out her books on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. When not writing, Perrin enjoys drinking coffee and swimming, although usually not at the same time.
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I asked Perrin Pring, “How did you get your start in writing and what fuels you to continue?” and here is the response.
Ever since I was a small child, I wanted to be a writer. That being said, as a kid I developed the idea that it was impossible to be a writer, and I would have to have a boring office job instead. Still, I would write stories and attempt to illustrate them (I was never destined to be an artist), and I would read, constantly. When I got into high school, I really had the opportunity to explore creative writing and literary fiction. I got into writing long non-fiction pieces, one of which I wrote about my experiences traveling around the country and to Europe to compete in whitewater kayaking.
In college I took an independant study where I wrote a several hundred page long non-fiction piece about a particularly influential summer in my life. Once I graduated, I moved onto attempting my first novel, which like most first novels, was a great exercise for me, but it didn’t really go any further than my immediate circle of friends. After that, I wrote the first book in The Ryo Myths trilogy, Appointment at the Edge of Forever, tried my hand at self-publishing, and I eventually got picked up by Sarah Luddington at Glastonbury Publishing.
Since getting picked up by Glastonbury Publishing, I’ve published all three of The Ryo Myths books, and I’ve written and am working on editing a fourth standalone book. When you ask me what fuels me to continue writing, I think is less of a conscious decision for me than it might be for most people. I’ve, on multiple occasions, decided to hang up my pen because of whatever reason (the time required, the constant rejection, the self-doubt, etc.) but I always come back to it.
I graduated college in May of 2008, and the economy promptly tanked that August. I found myself lucky enough to be working at a rafting store through winter of ‘08 and ‘09, but I was pretty disenchanted with a lot of things. A couple of months into trying to sell rafts in the winter in Montana (not the best way to make money) I started cutting my hours so I could focus on something that really meant something to me – writing. I was making almost no money, but for me to get through that period in my life, I had to have a passion, and it was writing.
Finally, I realized that even if I never got published, I would always be writing. Every time I figured I would quit, I’d get an idea, and I’d find myself back at my laptop at some random hour, tapping away at the keys. Now that I’m somewhat established as a writer, the self-doubt and rejection (yes I still get rejected, regularly) don’t phase me as much. I’ve gained confidence through perseverance, and that is perhaps the most valuable thing I’ve gotten from continuing to make time to write. I know that while I’m not perfect, I’m better than I was, and if I keep doing it, I’ll be better than I am now.
My work schedule changes often. I move fairly regularly, but I know that I don’t need to worry about ‘making time to write’. Once I get settled into a routine, I always find the time, and for me, that is incredibly comforting. I’m not entirely sure what it is that ‘fuels me to write’. As far as I can tell, it’s something I’ve always had and can’t seem to get rid of, but I’m okay with that. In fact, I like it.
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Filion felt safe in his role as a Dream Searcher. He was paid to venture into other’s dreams and exert influence over individuals whom he would never meet in the flesh.
But that was until he received The Summoning. Filion has been called to track down and protect Ryo, the last of the Chozen. She is the only hope of preventing a tide of evil driven by the Afortiori and the prospect of universal slavery if they aren’t stopped.
Time is ticking and Filion has no idea of how to find Ryo let alone how to protect her, yet destinies of planets rest in her hands. Enlisting the help of a rag-tag band of mercenaries, Filion will set out to search the wastes for Ryo. Together they will confront an evil whose power they just might have fatally underestimated.
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I was a natural flier, I could take a punch, and I was smarter than most. Within five years I was a full-fledged pilot. On my last assignment, I was Master Pilot Eri Everfar, commanding pilot of a class B Federal war ship, the Seeker, and that’s where I met him, Drakier Lu…
Filion and his new friends have escaped Bok and are stuck in an asteroid field that isn’t supposed to exist. They’ve almost run out of fuel, their water supply is seriously depleted, all of their food has been destroyed, and the girl they’d just risked everything to save, Ryo, is dead.
Captain Eri’s former lover, Drakier Lu, has been promoted to Master Commander of the entire Federal Fleet, and his assignment is to find and capture the Dark Horse. Captain Eri has been identified as a Tiori, and she and her associates have just become the Federation’s most wanted. Things aren’t what they seem though, and the line between good and evil blurs as the players’ true motivations come to light.
Filion and the crew return, traveling the galaxy and dodging the Federation and the Tioris, all the while searching for a rogue planet that may or may not be harboring the one person who can save them all…
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When I was on Lamu, I inhaled an Afortiori’s vileness. That blackness will be what allows me to win. I will use their own evil against them. Because of this I am tainted. I am but a degree different from what I fight, but in that degree, hangs the balance between universal slavery and Free Will.
Having fled from Lamu only moments before its destruction, Filion and his friends find themselves hiding in the shadows as the Federation and the Afortiori mobilize against their worst enemy, The Etulosba and its crew. The Etulosba, Ryo, plans for her final battle. She was engineered to fight for Free Will, but to win that war, she will have to become what no Chozen was meant to be – an Afortiori. Caught in Ryo’s wake, Captain Eri is torn between leading her crew and confronting Drakier Lu, her former lover and torturer. Will she be able to overcome what he did to her, or will she fail, thereby becoming what he made her and letting down Ryo, her crew, and ultimately, the universe? Filion and the crew return in the final installment of The Ryo Myths. Join them as they begin a journey that not all of them will survive.
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The universe, as we know it, was created as a result of an exercise of thought. In another dimension, far away from here, there is a race of beings known as the Eoan. The Eoan world is nothing more than clouds of raw elements, those elements constantly crashing into one another. The Eoan are the energy that propels these clouds.
Do not assume, however, that the Eoan are a primitive race. It was the Eoans that created our universe. They sought a challenge. They sought to create something merely because they willed it to be so, and from their will our universe was born, but this was only the first step.
A universe without life is barren. Each Eoan took it upon itself to create a world within the universe. There were no set parameters as to what each Eoan could or could not will into existence. The only limits were each Eoan’s imagination. Planets, bacteria, plants and animals followed.
Eventually, the Eoans created free will, and then the Eoans were faced with a dilemma. We would call it a ‘moral’ dilemma, but the Eoans wouldn’t go so far. Did they want to continue to craft and manipulate a universe whose inhabitants were able to think, create, and destroy on their own? Some Eoans fervently believed that our universe was theirs – that the Eoans could do what they wanted because they had made us. But a growing number of Eoans were developing a sort of conscience themselves, which was a surprise. To suddenly feel responsibility and guilt, as muted as it was, was a violent shift for some of the Eoans.
Consequently, the Eoans split. A small faction, the self proclaimed Afortiori, believed that they had the right to continue to manipulate our universe as they pleased. The majority did not believe this. The Eoans and Afortiori went to war.
This war never ended.
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Perrin Pring will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. CLICK HERE to enter to Win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule
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Perrin Pring, thank you for stopping by today!
Love & blessings to all! ❤