Meet Selena

Selena is self-professed chocolate guru and international unknown author who stunt doubles as a cool Mom, Nana (kicking major butt with her grandson on Fortnite) & all around bad ass.

Her passions include; her love of God, family, friends, writing, hockey, reading, humour, and cooking which all come through in her writing and books.

She also loves to hold dance parties with her grandsons as if they were rocking it out on the Jersey Shore and is an award winning shower chanteuse, and entertains her grandsons, singing into her hairbrush.


Selena’s motto’s in life: “To always strive to be a better person today than she was yesterday. To not follow someone else’s path (especially if it’s already been beaten). To follow her own, leaving a trail, making the journey, positive and fun-filled for herself and others.”

Selena works hard at embracing the positives that life has to offer, and embodies a  feeling of gratefulness for the many blessings in her life, even as she sadly lost her husband in July 2018, and is now challenged with navigating through her new life (one she had always prayed and hoped she wouldn’t have to endure). She has blogged about the often difficult and challenging road through widowhood.

Click here to read her account on “A New Life After Death.”

After giving up her dream of becoming a movie star/dancer/singer, Selena decided that her second-in-line dream was to pursue her passion for writing.

She writes stories that she loves to read, which are eclectic. She’s written short stories, children’s books and romance novels with sassy heroines who always fly by the seat of their pants without a safety net, and heroes (the ones your mamma warned you about, but secretly wished she’d dated a few in her life).

Her critically acclaimed work has been described as genre-defying, witty, humorous, suspenseful, romantic and sexy.

Selena also writes children’s stories under the pen name of Maddie Ryan. You can join the Maddie Ryan Book page on Facebook.

Click here to listen to the PODCAST INTERVIEW:

Author Maddie Ryan has always wished for her own personal angel, so she wrote Pippy’s Wish. It’s a story about a straying angel who warms the hearts of children and adults with her love of adventure.