Prestegious ForeWord Review's announced Corrigans' Pool its 2011 BOOK OF THE YEAR (romance category) at American Library Association's Convention in Anaheim, Ca. on June 23, 2012 . . .
"YOU DON'T HAVE TO LIKE HISTORY TO LOVE THIS STORY ABOUT AN INCONSOLABLY BITTER YOUNG SOUTHERN WOMAN WHO REAPS THE HORRORS OF A HASTY DECISION . . . "
ForeWord Review's Excerpt: Upon finishing Dot Ryan's debut novel, Corrigans' Pool, readers will feel thankful that this remarkable writing talent has burst on the scene and chosen to share such a gem. Ryan captures the historical essence of place and character, while weaving tales of romance, mystery, humor, and tragedy with flawless precision. Ryan's storytelling ability and masterful use of setting, dialogue and characterization add up to an exquisite piece of historical fiction. (For the complete review, and opinions of other reviewers and readers, please click on REVIEWS.
THE SEQUEL TO CORRIGANS' POOL IS COMING in 2013. PLEASE CLICK ON BOOKS AND WRITINGS TO READ THE PROLOGUE AND CHAPTER ONE, AND TO READ DOT'S MEMOIRS OF A TEXAS DANCE HALL QUEEN ... a true story about the old TEXAS GRAND dancehall in Beeville, Texas
- Dot Ryan, on writing: "To me, writing is like being eternally in love with the right person."