Blog Authors

Have a quick look at all the contributors for the RRP Blog below.

If you wish to get in touch with any of these bloggers, please visit Connect with RRP.

If you wish to become a RRP Blogger, please visit Connect with RRP.

Chase Ambelr - HeadshotChase Ambler: Creative Blog Contributor

Series: Reflections: Chase Ambler

Chase Ambler is an American writer who spent his childhood in South and Southeast Asia. His life has been shaped by strange obsessions: heavy metal music, mountains, travel, and soccer. These subjects have all molded his poetry and prose in some way, but the birth of his daughter may have the greatest impact yet. He lives with his wife, baby daughter, and dog in Colorado. If one went looking for Chase, they could find him anywhere from changing diapers to summiting 14,000 foot mountains, but odds are he’s in front of the computer working on his next novel.

Visit the FB page for his Novel: Snowsong

NickTrandahl1 Nicholas Trandahl: Creative Blog Contributor

Series: From the Desk of Nicholas Trandahl

 Nicholas Trandahl, author of poetry and fiction, currently resides in northeast Wyoming. He has two daughters and is engaged to be married. His passion for literature is fueled by his fondness for the literary works of Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Cheever, James Salter, Raymond Carver, and Virginia Woolf. He was born in 1984.


Kristin Bergene

 Kristin Bergene: CEO & General Manager
Series: Kristin’s Tuesday Touch Base

As a founder of the River Ram Press, Kristin has always felt that the most important thing that could be done is to provide a home for the passionate reader or writer – a home for those to who aim to inspire through words. In her blog series, she takes advantage of that quiet Tuesday afternoon to share a quick post to advertise upcoming RRP titles, ways to become one of our authors and any job, or internship, opportunities available. She encourages everyone to take advantage of this post to get personal with the RRP community and to reach out to Kristin with any comments, thoughts or questions.

Kristin holds an MA in Publishing and Creative Writing. Other than her work for River Ram Press, she is a Gallery Manager and is a hired Ghost Writer.

@KristinBergene / Kristin Bergene on WordPress /

Jenna Byers

Jenna Byers: Blog Contributor
Series: TRB Editorial

As editor-in-chief of The Ram Boutique, Jenna is hoping to bring good, interesting writing to a young audience. She is interested in the way that younger readers are protected from serious topics and whether or not this is a good idea. She is hoping to ask this question with the pieces selected for The Ram Boutique and in the articles that the authors contribute.

Jenna particularly enjoys dystopian fiction and is a writer herself. She studied history and creative writing at university; because she believes that historical stories can get away with things that would be unbelievable in fiction. She also runs her own blog full of short stories and opinions about many other things.

Jenna on WordPress



Emily Alvarez: Blog Contributor

Series: Literary Tips & Fiction

Emily is an avid writer and reader of historical fiction and comedy. She loves witty, unforgettable characters that represent the true ups and downs of human life. Emily is a southern California native and received her Bachelors Degree in English from the University of California, Fullerton. She is currently working on several writing projects.

She encourages you all to follow our RRP blog however if you do wish to read her creative work, please visit her personal blog.


Emily Glossner Johnson's PictureEmily Glossner Johnson: Blog Contributor

Series: Writing and Mental Illness

Emily writes monthly blog articles about mental illness and the challenges and triumphs it brings to the writing life. Diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1995, Emily is familiar with the pitfalls and high points of being a writer with a mental illness. Emily aims to encourage others through whatever challenges they may face when writing—whether it be a mental illness, a physical disability, or some other obstacle. Emily wishes to communicate to others that they are not alone. Even for writers who don’t have a disability, Emily hopes that her articles will inspire, educate, and enlighten.

Emily has a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. She has over a dozen stories published or forthcoming in literary journals and anthologies. She has a finished novel that she is looking to get published and is currently working on a memoir about her experiences with bipolar disorder.

@EMDotJ / Emily on BlogspotEmily on Facebook 

Kendyl Bryant

Kendyl Bryant: Blog Contributor

Series: Book Reviewer

Kendyl is the founder and main host of, a site that endeavors to create a community around the discussion of film adaptations past and present. In her monthly book reviews on River Ram Press, she doesn’t attempt to separate the “good” books from the “bad” but instead to direct books toward the type of audiences that can appreciate them.

Kendyl recieved her MA in Publishing from Kingston University and currently works as an audiobook proofer at Brilliance Audio.

@KendylLBryant / Kendyl on Tumblr / Kendyl on YouTube /

Christopher Moore

Christopher Moore: Blog Contributor

Series: Young Adult Book Reviewer

Christopher contributes regularly to the River Ram Press blog, reviewing the very best in Young Adult Literature. He believes that as well as a captivating story, a book must have a memorable cast of characters, an authentic setting, a consistent narrative style and something special that sets it apart from the competition. Christopher has devoted his time to reviewing, reading and writing YA Lit. He hopes to build on his presence in the blogosphere (and on Twitter) while he promotes the very best in Young Adult writing and build a stronger relationship with the RRP team.

Christopher holds an MA in Publishing and Creative Writing. He also manages his own blog and works in International Sales for HarperCollins UK. He has gained rights, marketing and publicity experience at companies ranging from Puffin to Booktrust. Don’t be fazed by his clever wit (he invented the internet), his Irish brogue (he has difficulty with ‘th’ sounds) and his distinct lack of style (he has been known to mix black t-shirts with navy jeans), Christopher is a normal guy (who can do no wrong).

@YAblookerThe Young Adult Book Club on WordPress

Hassan Izzo

Hassan Izzo: Creative Blog Contributor

Series: Inquisitive

Like any other writer, Hassan Antonio Izzo is happiest when he is sat at his desk putting words down on paper; whether it be updating his blog, working on a short story, script, poetry, journalism, or wrestling with his first novel. If anything stands a chance of getting him away from his desk, a few drinks with friends would stand a good one. His biggest claim to fame is that Quentin Tarantino loved his Mr T t-shirt when he met him; which was pretty cool. A proud South Londoner, you can follow on Twitter @Hassanizzo86.

@Hassanizzo86 / Hassan Izzo on WordPress

Jivan Ward

Jivan Ward: Creative Blog Contributor

Series: No Cygnet for Sleep

As a guest blogger, Jivan hopes to entertain and intrigue every Sunday with his subversive serial ‘No Cygnet for Sleep’. Currently, living and working in London, he is writing a novel and running a writing blog. Jivan studied Creative Writing at University.

@jivanward / Jivan Ward on WordPress




And don’t miss out on other content the RRP Blog has to offer! 

The Ram Boutique: Highlighted Authors 2014

Story of the Month Award Winners

Submit Your Manuscript to River Ram Press


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