The author was born and educated in Ireland. She immigrated to Canada in 1980 with her husband and two small children. An educator and health promotion specialist, her special interest area is in parenting/mentoring and family life. Nora Ryan currently lives in Sioux Lookout North Western Ontario.
Two years living on a small island in the Caribbean, provided the inspiration for her first novel Across the Great Divide." The novel provides a vehicle to expose the divisions caused by race and socio-economic circumstances and explores the ability of the human spirit to bridge the divide.
Nora Ryan is a pen name. The author has chosen this name to honor her paternal grandmother who was born in an age when women did not have a voice.
She has also written a collection of short stories set on the islands, called Cracked Conch, also available through Trafford Publishing.
Please visit Nora's website at www.noraryanbooks.com