Kyle Ripton

Author / Screenwriter

ABOUT


Welcome to the blog of nonfiction Kyle Ripton (writer/author). Kyle has received numerous awards for his imaginative storytelling and insightful nonfiction work. We invite you to pull up a comfortable chair and explore Kyle’s work. Kyle has been focused on his newest work, a series of children’s self-help books that he hopes will soon grace the libraries and classrooms of schoolhouses around the world. Publishing his first in this series is “The Mourning Tree.” A subtle and simple way for children to understand the loss of a loved one. Others are to follow soon for all to enjoy. Kyle’s has also been working to reach out to the deaf and blind readers who wish to enjoy books as others do by providing his work in a variety of formats that help those with disabilities like Kyle to expand their creativity through reading and writing. So, we welcome you to come in and enjoy the work of Kyle Ripton.Type your paragraph here.


Kyle spent 20 years in the U.S. Armydefending our country from 1985-2005.  Now that he is retired he is about to devote all of his time to family and his writing.

Kyle Ripton, an accomplished author, poet, actor, and singer who are driven by an incredible passion for self-expression are often noted for his unique blend of passion, grace, and fire. As a nonfiction writer at the time, Kyle has created characters that are unforgettable.

Born in Waterloo, New York and raised in Marana, Arizona, Kyle Ripton spent his early years creating short stories, building tree forts, and drawing for family and friends.  He vividly remembers watching Hogan's Heroes and Gilligan's Island, while playing with his little green army men, dreaming of the day he grows up, and become a soldier himself.

Kyle left Arizona in 1986 to attend Army Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He then moved to Fort Sam Huston, Texas to train as a Combat Medic, and then moved onto Fort McClellan, Alabama to train as a Military Policeman.  From there he moved overseas to Mannheim, Germany.

Kyle's love of writing and singing was uncontrollable leading him to his love for the big screen.  Reading every screenplay, he could find, Kyle learned to write manuscripts to later publish and listening to different bands practicing in the sound rooms of Germany’s studios.  Auditioning with the band "Alert", Kyle landed the lead singer’s position to save up enough money to buy a computer further pursue his love of writing.  Studying people, listening to their stories, and write about them while singing for the band, “I became a student of life", he recalls.

Two years later, Kyle married, left the band, and was honorably discharged after his tour of duty ended, returning to Arizona, and divorcing his first wife of three years. Continuing his writing of short stories and screenplays he auditioned for any production that would see him but did not land any big roles that would take his career on the big screen to new heights.

In 2006, Kyle wrote and published the novel’s “Diaries of a Soldier, nightmares from within” and “Tunnels, what we did as kids.”

In 2010, he wrote and published the novel and script for the feature film he would then go on to direct, produce, and have a cameo in called "Desperate Situation, Broken of Distinguished Insanity."

Fast-forward to 2016, Kyle’s latest work is the novel and script for his next movie “The Coin Collector.”  The Coin Collector is a story about a rich Italian family and a serial killer tangled in a harrowing world of hidden secrets, deception, lawlessness, gold, diamonds, and more, under the cloak of mother earth.



AWARDS & TESTIMONIALS

Kyle was the International Poetry Societies Ambassador for the years 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009.

Some of his fan's write – "Kyle's love of writing and acting is infectious", said one fan at a recent film shoot, "Once you see him work, you want to find everything that he has appeared in or written".
- Leslie Patterson, Sacramento, California

 "This writer has the ability to captivate you and draw you into his work.  Amazing work.  You have to see for yourself.  I couldn't put the book down."
 - Sandy Wilfred, New York

"This writer took me back to my childhood in a good way.  I laughed so hard while reading Tunnels, what we did as kids; I nearly wet my pants from laughing so hard."
 - A. G. Smith, Producer

"Definitely took me back and worth reading."
- Shelby Mullins, South Carolina

"Can't wait to see the rest of your work that is coming. Your work made me think back to just how simple life can be if we only stop to smell the roses every now and then."
 - Cheryl Cordaro, Arizona



AUTHOR IN THE NEWS


Xlibris Radio--June 2010
Fort Hood Sentinel--April 2006
Marana Weekly News--October 2009
Arizona Daily Star--October 2009
Gladden Farms News Letter--2009
Google News Site--2008 & 2009
Barnes & Noble--2006 & 2009
Amazon--2006 & 2009
Yahoo--2009
Author Nation--2009
Literary Society--2006, 2007, 2008, 2009


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