Emilie Ryan is the pen name for a husband-and-wife writing team. By day, Milena is an award-winning university professor and John is a clinical psychologist. By night, Milena and John share a passion for wine, travel, and a good story.
Through their writing, they endeavour to entertain and educate by blending different elements and perspectives. They also strive to create engaging, memorable characters that share in the experience of being human. Milena's research skills drive the historical components of the book, whereas John's expertise drives character development and emotions.
Both are certified WSET (Wine & Spirits Education Trust) Level 3 Award in Wine. Together, they have published 11 books, including one novel, LOVE DECANTED, 35 book chapters, and 95 international peer-reviewed journal articles. They have also delivered over 160 national and international conference presentations and have participated in radio, print, and television media interviews.
They have travelled extensively, both in Canada and abroad, and share a love of learning as much as a passion for writing. Inspired by their appreciation of wine, especially the experience of opening a great bottle of wine in the company of family and friends, they offer their own wine reviews. They also profile some of the amazing wineries they have visited in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand on their Instagram account (emilieryan_author), Twitter account (@emilie_author), and author website (www.emilieryan.com)