John Michael Ryan grew up and continues to live in the Skaneateles, NY area. This is the Finger Lakes region of upstate NY. Our hometown basketball team is the Syracuse Orangemen. As a child and teen, my passion was fishing and hunting. I am an Engineer with a career in medical products. I have written a lot of technical documents during my life. Recently, I have developed a desire to become an author and write professionally.
I got the idea to publish this book in August 2010 while standing on the Ketchikan cruise ship dock. The content was created during this trip to Ketchikan and Prince of Wales, Alaska. I published the first edition of Poems For Prince of Wales in 2011 as an ebook for kindle and nook readers. This 2013 second edition is a paperback format and has allowed me to complete my original idea for the book. The publication of this book has been a rewarding experience and I am thrilled to share it with you.