Sugar Burn: The Not So Hot Side of the Sweet Kitchen
In this 2015 memoir, Ryan documents his journey towards becoming a Pastry Chef. As he whisks his way through some of Chicago’s most acclaimed restaurants with notoriously difficult, award-winning chefs at the helm, he learns an important recipe for self-worth and balance that includes ingredients that are both sweet and savory.
Sage, Smoke & Fire
The world has fallen out of energetic balance. In the Deep South there is a remedy that is both powerful and dangerous--witches.
At the peak of summer, Nina is living a fast-paced life in New York City. But when the earth's gravitational pull activates a gene--making her and a few others capable of magic--she is called to duty in southern Louisiana to lead a coven of witches and restore balance to the world through magic. By autumn, witches are turning up dead and she has but one choice--defend the coven. And when she witnesses extraordinary powers beyond those of any known witch, Nina sets out on a magical quest through the dark and sultry swamps, voodoo shops, right-wing churches and alternate planes of consciousness to uncover the source of the dangerous gifts; all while trying to create peace not just within the coven, but with the people who knew her in the life she left behind.