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Mike Ryder
Louisville, United States

Remember that line from Shakespeare, "Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been?" No, wait, that's the Grateful Dead. Also, Mike's life in a nutshell: Born in England, grew up in New Zealand, spent a couple of years in Italy as a Navy brat before joining the Navy himself and traveling some more, courtesy of his favorite uncle, Sam. Hopped a freighter when his enlistment was up, headed for the Mediterranean. Got off in Egypt so he could climb the pyramids, during which he discovered, to his surprise, that he is afraid of heights. Made his way back to England, never climbing anything very tall (the Eiffel Tower was right out) before returning to the U.S. to go to college on the G.I. Bill. Pretty much settled these days in Colorado, seemingly an odd location for a guy with acrophobia to fetch up in, what with the mountains and all, but entirely in keeping with the "long, strange trip" motif.

Mike has written a couple of plays, one of which garnered him some beer money from the Ohio Arts Council (and who doesn't miss James Garner?), as well as an undercover spy spoof novel that was so good it managed to avoid detection by the publishing world, forcing him to do it himself on Amazon -- "The White Out Sanction," since you asked (it comes with a warning due to salty language and improbable sex). And, as you can see, Mike has a couple of full-length screenplays under his belt, where they chafe something fierce.

Mike has lived a bunch of places and done a bunch of things. Which reminds him of another line from the Bard, "Life's been good to me so far." 


Scripts By Mike

The Stratford - Episode One: "Something Wicked This Way Comes"
Tony Two Trips shows up, uninvited and unwelcome, on the run from Russian gangsters who have vowed to kill him.
Episode Comedy For sale 61pp
July, 2076, with Earth facing eco-collapse, an ex-Marine must rescue his kidnapped mother in time to leave for a top-secret colony on Mars. (Part I of a trilogy.)
Feature Sci-Fi For sale 107pp
The Stratford
A city guy is forced into early retirement by his wiseguy-wannabe nephew and ends up at a run-down boarding house in the middle of nowhere full of old theatre people.
Feature Comedy For sale 107pp