Ryan's Books

Ryan Dalton's middle grade contemporary novel THIS LAST ADVENTURE (Lerner Books/Carolrhoda Lab) will hit shelves in Spring 2022. His debut novel THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING (North Star Editions) was released January 2016, followed by books two and three of the TIME SHIFT TRILOGY. The complete series is available now wherever books are sold.

Latest Blog Posts

Everything random and ridiculous. It's dangerous to venture into the mind of an author alone, so be sure to bring a friend with you.


I never thought I’d write a book like this. Anyone who’s read the Time Shift…

Behold, the cover of THE YEAR OF LIGHTNING!

Hey, book fans! Don’t you hate it when you move to a new town and…

How A Madman Organizes His Book’s Plot

So, while The Year of Lightning is being prepped for publication this fall, I'm also…

More About the Author
RYAN DALTON either wears a cape and fights crime abroad, or he writes about it from his red captain’s chair at home. Perhaps he’s a superhero that’s trained with the world’s finest heroes, or he’s a lifelong geek who sings well and makes a decent dish of spaghetti. It’s also plausible that he’s been plotting to take over the world since he was ten, or that he’s since been writing novels to stir the heart and spark the imagination. Either way he lives in an invisible spaceship that’s currently hovering above St. Louis, Missouri. Want to talk to Ryan? Follow the social media links or email him at RyanDaltonWrites.@gmail.com