A New Year Note From Author Ryan Uytdewilligen

Happy New Year! Is it too late to wish you that? I don’t think so… that’s just what you get when you don’t make any resolutions! And you’re lucky enough to spend the first few weeks of January in Tepotzlan, Mexico!

I hope you had a happy holiday season and have a prosperous and healthy 2023 in store. Most of all, thank you for all of your interest and support, not only in 2022, but throughout the years. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to write and do what I do.

I wanted to let you know of a few upcoming projects and developments from last year.

In late-July, my third fiction novel, He’s Know Angel, hit bookshelves! I was lucky enough to do a couple of signings and speaking engagements and was delighted with the response. If you haven’t purchased your copy yet, you can order it wherever books are sold or go right here, right through me on this website, to get your personalized signed copy.

I did a plethora of podcasts and interviews for Killing John Wayne, all of which you can find under the interviews tab. While there are projects underway related to my non-fiction film history book that I can’t quite announce yet, what I can tell you is that I was involved with a couple of high profile podcasts and documentaries regarding that topic. When release dates are secured, I will let you know right away! It’s been a blast getting to chat about The Conqueror all year long.

My History of Lethbridge book has continued to sell well and is available directly through me or in Lethbridge bookstores. Throughout December, I held a fundraiser where $5 from each book sold would be donated to the Chinook Regional Hospital in my parent’s, Kim and Andrew’s, name to fight cancer. We raised over $400 and I sincerely thank each and every person who donated or purchased a book.

In early 2023, my first children’s picture book, This is Not My Story, will finally be published by Kids Can Press. This project has been long in the making and I will be sharing images of the INCREDIBLE illustrations done by David Hyuck in the coming months. I hope to do as much promotion, interviews, and signings for this book and sincerely wish that it is the first of many picture book projects to come.

Until then, I continue to write and develop new projects every day! I read wonderful books! And I count my blessings for the love of my girlfriend Mariana and our fluffy golden retriever Fleetwood. Cheers to another chapter in the book of life!

Talk soon!

Ryan Uytdewilligen