Jeffrey H. Ryan Hiker Author Photographer Speaker Podcaster Director

Studio interview with USFWS

Photo of USFWS Interview with Jeffrey Ryan, author of Appalachian Odyssey and Blazing Ahead

USFWS Historian Dr. Mark Madison graciously invited me to their TV studio on the campus of the National Conservation Training Center to discuss my books, Appalachian Odyssey and Blazing Ahead (recently named a finalist for the 2018 Maine Literary Awards). I really enjoyed this chance to chat about the books. As a side benefit, I was able to delve into the […]

Blazing Ahead interview on 207

Author Jeffrey Ryan discusses his book Blazing Ahead on TV show "207"

I was thrilled to join Rob Caldwell and Amanda Hill from WCSH6 TV’s award-winning show 207, broadcast from their studio in Portland, Maine. It is especially gratifying because I grew up less than 10 miles from the station, which has almost always been a part of my life. Of course, Rob, Amanda, and the crew […]

Nice review of Blazing Ahead by The Conway Daily Sun

Photo of White Birch Books, North Conway, New Hampshire. ©2017 www.JeffRyanAuthor.com

I visited North Conway, New Hampshire last week, where I had a chance to be interviewed by intrepid hiker, Ed Parsons. Old hikers usually get along famously, which was certainly the case here. Ed writes a great weekly article about day hikes in the White Mountains for The Conway Daily Sun and had recently finished […]

Read an excerpt of my latest book, Blazing Ahead

Blazing Ahead by Jeffrey H Ryan

My publisher, Appalachian Mountain Club Books, had posted an excerpt from my latest book Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail on their website. It will give you a flavor for my writing style and the fascinating tale of two complex personalities and how they—together and separately—created the world’s […]

Free shipping on signed books through Aug 31

Book cover of Blazing Ahead: Benton MacKaye, Myron Avery and the Rivalry that Built the Appalachian Trail, by Jeffrey H. Ryan

My latest book, Blazing Ahead, has just rolled off the presses and will be in stores soon. To celebrate, I’m offering signed copies of Blazing Ahead and Appalachian Odyssey with free shipping through the end of August. Please use promo code AUGFREE when you check out.