Ryder has lived most of her life in the desert but her heart belongs to the sea; her happy place, where brine and mist abound and allusive waves caress expansive stretches of compacted sand. A tried and true stay-at-home mom, she's often found scribbling notes between diaper changes or connecting plot points while everyone else sleeps. She survives off of toddler snacks like apple slices and cheese, and has just as much trouble keeping up with her fictional, teenage characters as she does her three small children. Mystic Invisible is her debut novel, the inspiration of which was gleaned from her husband’s homeland of Scotland, where fantasy, mystery, and folklore are rich and hints of adventure linger around every corner.
Ryder loves creating fun, meaningful worlds for her readers and often wishes she was a vampire or some other type of immortal being so that she could have more time to write all the things!
My readership is the reason I write. If I can instill the same enthusiasm for literature in my young readers (and beyond!) that I also once received, then I have accomplished my goal.