Reading a good book or watching a good movie is definitely a way to mentally escape the everyday world and the pandemic blues. Then there are others who are working to create these breakouts. Lindy Miller Ryan, award-winning bestselling author from Beaumont, is one such artist and has returned home in what could become the plot of another novel.
The Juneau, Alaska resident visited Beaumont for the first time in five years for her eldest son’s wedding and to support his family after losing a close relative to COVID-19.
âIt’s really great to be able to come home, I have a lot of family here,â she said. “But it’s also weird because I still think of myself sometimes as ‘Lindy who works at Market Basket on Phelan.'”
Ryan writes under his pseudonym, Lindy Miller, and his new romance, “Aloha With Love,” debuted in July in conjunction with screenwriter Terence Brody. A film adaptation starring Tiffany Smith and Trevor Donovan has just wrapped up filming and will be released next year. Ryan has stopped at Barnes & Noble on Dowlen Road and at 2e & Charles inside the Parkdale Mall to sign a limited number of books which will be available for purchase.
âI want to write books that I wanted to read when I was young,â she said. “I really want to create stories and worlds that would have been interesting for me to read and enjoy reading and enjoy being a part of it.”
Although Ryan describes herself more as a horror writer than a romance, she has said that she embraces good storytelling regardless of genre. His many influences include Neil Gaiman, Gwendolyn Kiste, Josh Malerman, and fellow Beaumont author Sam Hooker.