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Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan

Tom Ryan is a versatile writer and journalist with a passion for the outdoors, adventure, and animals. He has authored several books, including the New York Times bestseller "Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog, and an Extraordinary Friendship".

Tom's journey as an author started in the early 2000s when he co-founded The Mountain Ear, a weekly newspaper in New Hampshire's White Mountains. His journalistic background in capturing the essence of the natural world is reflected in his work, which is infused with a deep appreciation for the beauty and power of nature.

Tom’s most noted work, "Following Atticus" is a heartfelt memoir chronicling his bond with his furry best friend, Atticus M. Finch, a miniature schnauzer who accompanied him on his journey to climb all forty-eight of New Hampshire's 4,000-foot peaks twice in one winter, an impressive feat. Through the course of this grueling winter mission, Tom's friendship with Atticus deepened exponentially and transformed Tom's perspective on life.

Tom's writing has frequently been described as inspiring and uplifting, with a keen ability to evoke all the nuances and complexities of the human experience. His other works include "Will's Red Coat”, “On Toby's Terms", and "A Small Dog's Big Life: Around the World with Owney". Tom has also been a contributing editor for several magazines, including Adirondack Life and New Hampshire Magazine.

Tom’s authentic voice and candid writing style have earned him a dedicated following of readers and fans. When he's not writing or exploring the great outdoors, Tom can be found giving talks at various animal welfare events and engaging in philanthropic pursuits.

Tom Ryan is an inspiration, and his stories resonate with both avid outdoor enthusiasts and those who simply enjoy a good read. His writing has the power to transport, transform, and inspire, and his work is a testament to the beauty, diversity, and power of the world we live in.

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