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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ryan Stone  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction

Born: 1977 in Licking, Missouri


Illinois Connection

Ryan lives in Danville, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ryan Stone earned his MFA from the University of Missouri - St. Louis. He has taught writing and literature for Missouri State University - West Plains, Drury University, St. Louis Community College, The University of Missouri - St. Louis, and Lewis and Clark Community College. His fiction has appeared widely in literary journals including The South Carolina Review, The Madison Review, Natural Bridge, Whiskey Island Magazine, Wisconsin Review, and the anthologies Under the Arch: St. Louis Stories and The 2009 Press 53 Open Awards Anthology. His first collection of stories is Best Road Yet (Press 53). He serves as a Co-Coordinator for the College Student Literary Magazine Conference, a Vice President in the AWP Two-Year College Caucus, and an editor for the new two-year college digest (title forthcoming). He also reviews books for American Book Review and teaches writing and literature for Danville Area Community College.

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