Shannon Ryan, an urban fantasy author from Marion, Iowa, crafts stories that are as peculiar as they are humorous. His tales, brimming with satanic telemarketers and awkward vampires, will leave you wondering just what kind of twisted mind could dream up such bizarre characters. When he’s not writing, Shannon can be found dabbling in various hobbies, from woodworking to computer programming, and even 3D modeling. He’s also been known to edit the occasional book. At the end of the day, Shannon loves curling up with his kitties.

His latest book, “Merger of Evil” will take you on a wild ride, a legal thriller infused with elements of simulation theory, the gig economy and Mexican food, all while being plagued by satanic telemarketers and cable companies.