__ Garry Ryan was born, raised and lives in Calgary, Alberta. He received a B.Ed and a Diploma in Educational Psychology from the University of Calgary and taught for more than thirty years in Calgary public schools.

Since 2004 Garry Ryan has published ten novels. The second, The Lucky Elephant Restaurant, won a 2007 Lambda Literary Award (the novels have been short-listed three times since). In 2009, Ryan was awarded Calgary’s Freedom of Expression Award.

His upcoming novels still have Detective Lane based in Calgary while travelling to colourful locales like Cuba, Cancun, and San José Cabos San Lucas.

~ Check out Garry's talk "Finding Answers for the Unanswerable" on Creative Mornings Calgary! Click here.
Click here to read Garry's interview
by writer David Alan Binder.
Garry reads from Malabrista during the book launch.

- photos: Calgary and area scenes by G. Ryan - inspiration for the Dectective Lane Series
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