Ryan M. Williams

is creating stories of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, and more!

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Download short stories as I release them on Patreon. 

Thank You! Thank you so much. You're making it possible for me to share stories and begin the transition from full-time librarian to full-time writer. 

Stories will be available as a download in standard e-book formats. Each month, you'll unlock a short story to download.

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Launch Deal!

You've taken the shortcut and arrived before everyone else! Thank you, your support means so much! With your support for the launch of my Patreon, it looks like I might have a chance at going full-time as a writer and artist. As a Goblin Alley Patron, you get everything—stories, novels, and behind-the-scenes content, all at a lower price.

This tier is limited to the first 50 patrons. You're my heroes for supporting me early on this journey. Thank you.

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Download each novels as I release them on Patreon.

Thank you! Thank you! With your support I'm able to share more stories and get that much closer to writing full time. As a Moreau Society Patron, you'll unlock a novel e-book each month. Includes all series and stand-alone books. You also get access to the short story downloads and behind-the-scenes content.




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About Ryan M. Williams

The Librarian

I love reading stories. My parents lit that fire, fanned those flames, drove me to the library when I was a child, and to no one's surprise I became a librarian. I've worked in libraries for nearly 30 years now. One thing librarians love is sharing stories.

The Writer 

I love writing stories. It first dawned on me I might write stories while reading in English class (not the assigned text), ignoring my teacher—sorry Mrs. Coffey! Her lecture penetrated my awareness I saw what she kept talking about right on the page. Annoying and life-changing all at the same time. Isn't that the way it works? Like librarians, writers love sharing stories.


Both things have something in common. Sharing stories. As I navigate the transition from full-time librarian to full-time writer in today's constantly in-flux publishing chaos-space, that is one thing that I know I want to keep doing. And it is where you come in. See, neither librarians writers can share stories if there is no one to share them with.

The Patrons 

Librarians refer to those enjoying the public library as patrons. Writers also need patrons. I can't share stories without you. Literally. There wouldn't be anyone to read the stories. And that would suck. It's a symbiotic relationship. Patrons support writers (and libraries) and get to enjoy stories in return. In today's online environment, Patreon makes it easy for patrons like you to support writers (or librarians) like me.

As a patron on Patreon, you directly support me in sharing stories. Each month you'll unlock access to a short story, novel, and behind-the-scenes content (depending on the tier selected).

The Transition 

Why transition from full-time librarian to full-time writer? I love libraries and writing. I went to graduate schools for degrees in both. I can't imagine a future in which I'm not supporting libraries and enjoying what libraries offer. However, as I mentioned, I've worked in libraries for nearly 30 years. When I reach 30 years I become eligible to retire early—if I can afford to retire? That's the big question. If I can transition to a full-time writing career, supplemented by my retirement, that would be ideal. 

What about working in libraries longer? Well, as much as I love libraries, it has been my primary focus for decades. I'd like to spend the next few decades focused on writing. It's also the sad fact that many people today don't support libraries. At least here in Washington State where the law limits increases in the library levy by one percent each year. Unfortunately expenses don't face a similar limit, out-pacing support for the library. It's sad. I'll always be a librarian and support libraries. I want them to succeed and thrive. I'd like to take my grandkids (some day!) to the library.

Short answer: it's time to think about shifting the focus of my work. You can help with that and make sure that I can continue sharing stories.
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With your help, I'm covering basic expenses for software subscriptions, website hosting, and similar ongoing costs. It's the first step toward being able to write full time—thank you so much!
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