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Hi! My name's Ryan, and I'm a military officer and writer. When I'm not at work or with friends and family, I'm on my keyboard writing. 

For me, writing is a release and an opportunity to capture life—in its true form. Specifically, as a military writer, I write about my time at the U.S. Air Force Academy and as an active-duty officer!

Also, I write on the tough decisions military officers must make:

  • When did your leadership ask you if you're interested in re-upping your commitment?

  • Do you feel like you can speak honestly about transitioning into civilian life?

  • Should you get a graduate degree while you transition?​

For vets, navigating civilian life can be incredibly overwhelming.

Further, my weekly blog focuses on military themes and topics (from articles to poems), explores writing as a craft and medium, and my journey to gain acceptance and thrive in a top law school.

Lastly, if you're interested in reading my Kindle Vella projects or are curious about the short story collection I'm writing, scroll down!!!!!!

Thanks for reading!!

Ryan J. A. Harden on the couch
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Kindle Vella Projects
(Click the Underlined Titles to Read the Stories!)

Young Adult, Romance
(25% complete)

Memoir, Military
(XX% complete)

How-Catch-Em, Crime
(XX% complete)

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Short Story Projects

G.I. Jihad


Home in the Hudson Valley

Creative Non-Fiction

Ode To The King


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