Her call to write a book was a quiet, yet constant voice that Ryan Rae Harbuck finally listened to. And after writing as much as she could between coaching swim practices and conducting toddler craft times, when i grow up i want TO BE A CHAIR was born.
A Colorado native, Ryan has always found solace in the mountain air and has always been up for an outdoor challenge—as far as her wheelchair wheels could take her, or beyond. She has been a teacher and a swim coach but enjoys being Mom the most. She and her husband, Andrew, live in Denver with their two mudslinging, car-vrooming young boys.
incoming . . .
What am I working on these days?
I've been extremely empowered by the notion of disability representation in literature. Since publishing my memoir, the overwhelming support of such a story, combined with the strong desire to need more— I've turned to writing again.
But this time, it's all fiction.
Or is it?
I have just completed my first draft of a middle-grade novel centered around a 10-year-old wheelchair user who is able to solve problems of accessibility and feeling different than her peers, through the power of her own imagination.
Working on an adult fiction novel as well, this one is a powerful ode to a question I have often pondered myself: If the world didn't constantly remind me of my own disability, would I even notice?
Stay tuned for updates on my writing journey and help keep some fingers crossed for the adventures that unfold ahead. :)