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Risa Nyman

Welcome to my website!

Hope you enjoy your stay here and that you'll come back often for a visit to see what I've been up to on my wild author's ride. 

My path to creative writing is unusual. One might say I'm a late-bloomer. Just shows we never know what directions our lives may take. I fell in love with writing and can't stop.

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I'd love to hear from you. Click here for my contact page.

"The novel is narrated by Claire, a plucky, smart-mouthed adolescent. She is a wonderful creation, a resolute fighter, not only for Harry, but also for her mother, whom she has good reason to hate."
~Kirkus Reviews
"With a dynamic plot, a slow-simmer romance, and an ending worth waiting for, Complicated Choices is a brilliant contemporary young adult novel that lives up to its name."
~Indies Today Review

My Middle Grade Books

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Swallowed by a Secret

"...appealing page-turner that takes a look at worthy issues.” 



“...engaging tale features two immensely likable characters.” 

     ~Kirkus Reviews

“...a mysterious grand adventure addressing serious issues with sensitivity and heart.”

     ~Jessica Bayliss, author of Ten After Closing and Broken Chords


 “...a masterclass of contemporary social issues and is a highly recommended read.

     ~Readers' Favorite


Spooked by a Suspicion


"Any teen who has faced a parent's remarriage and questions about their identity and moral compass will readily relate to Rocky's situation. They will be intrigued by the mystery components as he unravels." 

     ~D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review ​

"The conflict between Rocky and Ted is a relatable one, and the boy's wild flights of imagination will likely entertain young readers. A fast-paced middle-grade novel that successfully provides a lesson about trust."
      ~Kirkus Reviews

"A fast paced sequel with mystery, drama, and heart. Nyman's storytelling skills are complemented by her keen ability to paint realistic characters."


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Interviews with Risa Nyman

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