Author, native of Beaumont on a stopover at home


Lindy Miller Ryan, a multi-genre bestselling author from Beaumont, is due home on Friday.

She will be visiting the 2nd and Charles Bookstore in person inside Parkdale Mall at 11 a.m. The author will also have signed copies of his books available for purchase at Barnes & Noble, 4155 Dowlen Rd.

The West Brook High School graduate’s most recent book, “Aloha With Love,” came out in July, and the TV adaptation just finished filming in Hawaii for the Lifetime Network. She writes under the name Lindy Miller, and her books have received numerous awards and have been adapted for film.

“Miller is known for her heartwarming romances featuring women who chart their own destinies by taking charge of decisions that affect their lives and careers,” as the online literary magazine BookTrib describes.

Ryan resides in Juneau, Alaska, and is an entrepreneur, award-winning Rutgers University analytical professor, and publishing professional. In 2011, Ryan became the co-founder of Radiant Advisors, a business intelligence research and consulting firm, where, as Director of Research and then Director of Operations, she led the editorial and research divisions of the company, as well as its data activation practice, for clients who have included 21st Century Fox Films, Warner Bros. and Disney.

“It’s been about five years since I was able to come to Beaumont,” she says. “I am grateful to be able to come back and share my experiences. It’s strange to think about it because I still think of myself as “Lindy who works at Market Basket on Dowlen”.

Ryan developed his drive and enthusiasm in a burgeoning multimedia production empire. In 2017, she founded Black Spot Books, a small independent press focused on speculative fiction, which was acquired by Vesuvian Media Group in 2019. Now an accomplished publishing professional, Ryan sits on the board of directors of the Independent Book Publishers Association and was named one of Publishers Weekly’s 2020 Star Watch winners.

“Beaumont has often been an influence in my creative stories,” she said. “I still have family here. In fact, I am here because my oldest son is getting married. I’m also here researching an upcoming horror story I’m writing that takes place here in 1999. ”

Without revealing too much about her upcoming project, Miller said she kept in touch with friends who were researching the many haunts she grew up in Beaumont.

“I ask friends to help me remember what place was where when I can’t remember or things like ‘What was the price of a coke in the West Brook cafeteria in 1999.’”

When not immersed in books, Ryan is a passionate history researcher, with a particular interest in nautical and maritime history, cryptozoology, and ancient civilizations.

Stephen Malick is a freelance writer.


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