Ryan’s short story Beauty in a Sarcophagus: Beep. Beep. Beep. A Mayan retelling of the folktale “Sleeping Beauty” was one of the Mad Hatters’ Review’s 2011 Knock Our Hats Off contest winners and first appeared in the 2011 Issue 12 of Mad Hatters’ Review. You can read the original piece at: http://www.madhattersreview.com/issue12/.
Southern California-native Ryan Wirick is an award winning writer and independent filmmaker. His travel films, art gallery documentaries, and eclectic range of writings (experimental fiction, poetry, academic papers, personal essays, experimental journalism) illuminate the hilarity, struggles, and triumphs of the human spirit in spite of the human condition. On occasion, Ryan has also been an actor, musician, tutor, painter, photographer, concrete construction worker, world traveler, and labyrinth maker. As of late, Wirick’s been busy crafting the rest of his three part novel, Invisible Escalators, while growing his film company, WhyRick? Productions. He lives in Laguna Beach with his wife, dog, and cats.