Mark Ryall is the Author of the Week

I am delighted to have the author Mark Ryall back . A former math and economics teacher, Mark is a published author. This time, he is joining us with his daughter Stephanie, who is currently a medical student. His newest book, Run Daughter, Run Father is out now.

Hello author Mark Ryall, welcome to Brand education! What is your favorite word?

Zealousness, because I admire people who have it.

What was the latest book you read?

“The Splendid and the Vile” (by Erik Larson).

What is the book that changed your life?

“Down and Out in Paris and London” by George Orwell.

What is The book that made you want to be an author?

“The World According to Garp” by John Irving.

What is your my favorite thing about being a writer?

Giving away signed hard copies.

What makes you laugh the most?

I laugh the most at my two crazy kittens, Mesmer and Martha.

If you were a hero, what powers would you have?

Perfect memory.

If you could tell your younger self anything, what would it be?

To invest in stocks as soon as possible.

What inspired to start writing ?

When I became fulfilled with my career in teaching economics.

Do you hear from your readers much?

Some readers reach out, usually to relate their reaction to my book plot/themes.

As a child, what did you want to do when grew up?

I wanted to be a professional snooker player.

What are your guilty pleasures?

Red wine and anything chocolate.

What motivates you?

I’m motivated by my immortality.

What is the first step to becoming more self-aware?

To find a mantra that settles me down, such as running.

Where do you dream travelling to and why?

I want to travel to Spain, to visit Lucia Matuonto and her husband!

What are your goals?

Experience life and do some reading before trying your hand at writing.

What do you enjoy doing on your spare time?

I like playing snooker, swimming, biking, running.

State a random fact about yourself that would surprise readers.

English was my least favorite subject in high school.

Who are your cheerleaders?

My wife Lynne and daughter Stephanie.

What is the most important reason for your success?

Blind gumption.

How do you generate new ideas?

I generate new ideas by soaking up my surroundings: “You can observe a lot by just watching” (Yogi Berra).

What’s the key lesson you want everyone to take away from my work?

Humans are incredible.

Listen to Mark and Stephanie’s interview on the Relatable Voice Podcast.

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