Ryan is a writer of young adult fiction.

f2m e-book versionf2m: the boy within

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My first novel  f2m: the boy within co-written with Australian author Hazel Edwards was published in February 2010 by Ford Street publishing.

What happens when who you are on the inside clashes with what you are on the outside?

All adolescents face the quest for identity, but gender change complicates ‘coming of age’.

School-leaver Skye plays guitar in her all-girl band, The Chronic Cramps. Making her name in the punk music scene is easier than FTM (female to male) transitioning: from Skye to Finn, from girl to man. At the school reunion, Finn faces victimisation, but challenges the bullies. Read more…

Buy ‘f2m: the boy within’

Read the first 2 chapters free online


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  • The thoughtful tourist’s guide to intellectual property via reading

    A map of locations for Hazel Edwards’ books, including ‘f2m: the boy within’. The setting could really be anywhere in Australia or New Zealand, so we chose to feature Melbourne and Wellington as the locations where we co-authored the book, communicating via Skype and email.


  • Skype web chat with rural youth

    My co-author Hazel Edwards and I participated in a web chat with a group of rural youth in 2011, discussing our book ‘f2m: the boy within’. The group’s questions were wide-ranging, including how to co-write and get published, the benefits of e-books., gender topics including finding support in rural areas, my personal experiences transitioning and media and librarian reactions to ‘f2m: the boy within’.


  • ‘f2m: the boy within’ selected for The White Ravens 2011

    The White Ravens 2011 Hazel Edwards and I are thrilled that our novel ‘f2m: the boy within‘ has been selected for The White Ravens in 2011. Every year 250 outstanding international books for children and young adults are selected for The White Ravens list from nearly 10,000 books sent to the International Youth Library at [...]


  • Read first 2 chapters of ‘f2m’ free online – new ebook version

    Last year Hazel and I we were very pleased to announce the Kindle version of ‘f2m: they boy within’. We’re now equally chuffed to present the Booki.sh version, available from Readings online for AUD$14.95. A great feature of the Readings site is the ability to browse the first few pages of a book. You can [...]


  • New Zealand launch a great success

    What a night! A great crowd gathered at Unity Books in Wellington for the New Zealand launch of f2m: the boy within. Watch the video: After a brief introduction, Kevin Hague, Green MP and Rainbow spokesperson launched the book. Also speaking were Mani Mitchell, myself and Hazel Edwards, co-author. A diverse crowd gathered in Unity [...]


  • We’ve gone digital! ‘f2m’ e-book now available

    ‘f2m: the boy within’ is now available worldwide at $14.99 US via the wonders of digital technology and the internet.


  • Wellington launch at Unity Books: 21 July

    New Zealand launch of ‘f2m: the boy within’ f2m: the boy within will be launched by Kevin Hague, Green MP and Rainbow spokesperson at 6pm on Wednesday 21st July 2010 at Unity Books, 57 Willis Street, Wellington. Featuring co-authors Hazel Edwards (via Skype) and Ryan Kennedy, Mani Mitchell and the Tranzform transgender youth group. I [...]


  • ‘f2m’ in the wild, reviewed

    It’s been a busy couple of months, starting with the (first) launch of f2m: the boy within in Melbourne and now gearing up for the second launch in Wellington, NZ. Subscribe to email alerts and you won’t miss it! I’ve been tweeting our reviews so far. In case you missed them, here’s a recap: Recent [...]


  • Book launched, cake eaten

    We launched ‘f2m: the boy within’ at Richmond Library, Melbourne on Sunday 14th February 2010. There was a crowd, cake and raised glasses!


  • Landing in Melbourne this week…

    I’ll be at these events in Melbourne this coming week – please come if you’re in the area!