Ryan Van Cleave

Sarasota, FL USA

Professional Experience

The award-winning author of 20 books, Dr. Ryan G. Van Cleave has underpromised and overdelivered on writing assignments to a variety of media outlets for nearly two decades. He particularly enjoys writing about parenting, men's health, children, education, books, writing, technology, and pop culture. He also looks terrific in a hat. www.ryangvancleave.com


Book Author
16 Years
7 Years
15 Years


Family, Children & Teenagers
10 Years
Books & Literature
15 Years
10 Years


Academia Teaching
16 Years
Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
7 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

16 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

MOMMY Magazine (10+), Scene Magazine (10+), Sarasota Pet Magazine (6-10), Psychology Today (3-5), Lifestyles After 50 Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

New Realm Productions (6-10), Mercer University Press (1-2)

Other Work History

Editor of literary magazines at two difference universities. Keynote speaker for various workshop retreats.

Technical Skills

Web Design, Sound Recording


Expertise with photography (Canon 5d Mark III & a full range of pro lenses)


Julie Milton, Executive Editor at SCENE (Julie@scenesarasota.com), Dr. Todd James Pierce, Professor of English @ California Polytechnic University (tjpierce@calpoly.edu)


Individual Artist Fellowship--Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Gold Medal--Florida Book Awards, Gold Medal--Florida Publisher's Association Award, Robert Barkley Teaching Fellowship, Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington Fellow, Anastasia C. Hoffman Writing Fellow, Edward H. and Marie C. Kingsbury Fellow


AWP (Associated Writing Programs), American MENSA, SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators), Poetry Society of America, Academy of American Poets


Article Sample

Handled via phone and email interviews with HGTV star David Bromstad, this piece gets the inside story on his career, his love for color, and his debt to living in Sarasota.
This article showcases unusual and fun Xmas gift choices for the guy who seems to already have everything. It's a fun, voice-driven piece that reveals lots of gift options from local businesses.