Lindy Ryan is an entrepreneur, award-winning professor, and publishing professional. In 2011, Ryan was part of the executive leadership team that founded Radiant Advisors, a business intelligence research and advisory firm, where Ryan developed and launched the company's editorial and research divisions, and later its data visualization practice, for clients that included 21st Century Fox Films, Fox Networks, Warner Bros., and Disney. She is the author of numerous papers and two textbooks - The Visual Imperative: Creating a Culture of Visual Discovery (Elsevier) and Visual Data Storytelling with Tableau (Pearson). Moving from industry to academia, Ryan went on to become an award-winning professor at Rutgers University and Montclair State University, before founding Black Spot Books, an independent small press focused in speculative fiction acquired by Vesuvian Media Group in 2019. Now an accomplished publishing professional, Ryan currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and was named as one of Publishers Weekly's Star Watch Honorees in 2020. She still retains her role as President of Black Spot Books and, in 2021, returned to Radiant Advisors as Chief Content Officer.
Ryan is a multi-award-winning and best-selling editor and author who grew up cutting her teeth on Goosebumps and now counts Anne Rice, Grady Hendrix, and Neil Gaiman among her favorite authors. Currently, she is collaborating as the lead author on a horror franchise project with a top veteran Hollywood director and an award-winning screenwriter. When she's not immersed in books, Ryan is an avid historical researcher, with specific interest in nautical and maritime history, cryptozoology, and ancient civilizations. She is represented by Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management. She also writes clean, seasonal romance under the name Lindy Miller, where her books have received numerous awards and been adapted for screen. She is a member of the Horror Writers Association.