Ryan Sayles is Midwestern and prior military. A post-September 11th world got him into assigned to an anti-terrorism unit where he spent five years staring at dark waters and waiting for dirty bombs that thankfully never arrived.
His fiction has been included in two print anthologies; one by the now apparently defunct Short Story Library and the Editors & Preeditors nominated horror site SNM Horror Mag. More of his stuff has been displayed at Shotgun Honey, Nefarious Muse and The Flash Fiction Offensive.
He has a novel out from Snubnose Press entitled “The Subtle Art of Brutality“, set in the fictional city of Saint Ansgar and follows the exploits of former homicide detective-turned private investigator Richard Dean Buckner. Stories about him have been published at Shotgun Honey and, under the pen name Derek Kelly, at Crime Factory and Beat to a Pulp.