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April 23, 2010

Mark Ryan, Modern Day Renaissance Man

Mark Ryan

From Special Forces to singing in musicals, acting to master swordsman to fight director, Mark Ryan is a man of many talents. He is most known as the voice of Bumblebee and Jetfire in the Transformers movies and as Nasir in Robin of Sherwood. He coached Kiera Knightley, Richard Gere, Clive Owen and Ben Cross in swordsmanship for the movies they starred in.

Now, surely drawing from various life experiences, he has written an intense graphic novel. Teaming up with illustrator Mike Grell, Ryan wrote The Pilgrim.The Pilgrim is based on the fact that Churchill used a group of psychics during WWII to fool the Nazis into believing the psychics were reading their minds and from there shows how this influenced future uses of psychics in warfare even as recent as using psychics to try and locate Osama Bin Laden. It s not only action and war though, there are many depths including a soldier who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder who ends up with an entity attached to him and how he learns to live with it.

Check out this intriguing and informative interview of Mark Ryan with COS Productions Ed English and Novels Alive and Between Your Sheets, Dayna Linton.

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Dayna Linton - Dayna is the very busy divorced mother of four "exceptional" children. She spends her time running not only this website but is also the founder and President of Rising Phoenix Charitable Foundation ( - a charitable organization which benefits women and children's causes. Dayna is a firm believer in the worth and value of individuals and hopes to help all embrace who they are, nourish themselves and then "pay it forward" by helping others around them to do the same. In her spare time, Dayna enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on and hopes to someday have the time to write a book herself. Dayna is also an avid lover of film and the process that goes into making them. From an early age, she remembers watching the Academy Awards with her mom and cheering on her favorites. When Dayna was little, she just knew she was going to be a big star someday and she would practice in front of a mirror accepting her Oscar. Dayna took four years of drama, which she loved, but found her true passion was dancing. Even today you can catch Dayna dancing just about everywhere she goes, including beaches in the moonlight ...




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