Cover Model: Ryan VanDyke
Photographer: Eric David Battershell
Releasing May 22, 2017
I know what itâs like to have your heart split down the middle.
One-half chases her. The other half chases after the lies, deceit, and betrayal.
Itâs a burning ball of hell.
Seconds, minutes, hours, and years all spent endured the depth of my own burning inferno.
All of it runs together while life passes me by.
Thirteen years ago, the woman I was in love with left me standing at the altar.
Some say thirteen is a lucky number.
Me? I curse the number.
Now sheâs back.
She says things are not what they seem.
That they weren't then either.
Do I believe her?
Do I forgive?
Time and truth will tell.
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MEET RYAN VANDYKE
The inspiration behind Kathy Coopmans character, Tyson. Thank You to Ryan for answering these questions.
Photo Credit to Eric David Battershell
What keeps you motivated and moving forward to conquer your dreams? And why?
Humanity keeps me motivated. I have a personal drive to inspire others to their highest potential. I found my passion by helping people transform their physical health/wellness. When I see people becoming better because of me simply sharing my passion inspires me to keep moving each day.
What made you decide to become a model?
When I was 5 years old I went to a commercial audition for Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The acting/modeling bug bit me early in my childhood and stayed with me. I enjoy the creative process that goes into creating a look. Itâs an art of expression.
What is it like to see yourself on the cover of a book?
I think itâs awesome. You get to be something different and fun. Itâs a showcase to your work and gives the character in the book somewhat of a face.
How many book covers have you been on?
I have been on 4 so far and hopefully a few more by the end of this year. I have some new shoots scheduled and love working with the authors.
How do you get into character for a shoot?
Shoots are a chance to play a different role. I get to break into an alter ego for a few hours. I also usually have a lot of creative input into the shoots so I truly
get to play and have fun. Itâs
work but itâs just fun. We just need to get the best shot that displays the character
in the authors vision.
How did you feel when you did your first ever photo shoot?
I was definitely nervous but once the music comes on and you hear the click of the camera and flashing lights.. Itâs go time. Itâs work and fun. You do what you need to do to get the perfect look and vision. You just have to be playful and have fun. The crazier and more awkward you feel the better the shoot.
Which tat is your most sacred and why?
R.U.L.E. located on the lower portion of my left thumb. âRule of THUMBâ acronym from RESPECT. UNDERSTANDING. LOVE. EQUALITY. A reminder of non negotiable attributes
of a healthy relationship moving forward for myself..
What are some of your passions and hobbies?
The gym and my health are top passion/hobby. Human awakening, yoga, internal peace, keeping an open mind about the world, mediation, inspiring others. Reading, live music
Itâs a Sunday Afternoon, what would we find you doing?
Food prepping, gym, cheat meal-usually pizza and cake/ice cream, maybe the beach or movies, or taking my little man aka LION MONKEY dog aka TRIPP to the park.
What's the most embarrassing fan run in you've had because of your modeling?
I love running into people that have followed me on social media.. I always find it flattering as long as I am making a positive impact on their lives. However I hate it if I donât know them
back it always makes me feel bad or embarrassed.
What is the oldest item in your refrigerator and how old is it?
Probably the baking soda refresher.. I think you are supposed to change those from time to time and I never doâ¦oops. Things donâtâ stay in my fridge that long. I EAT A LOT and love food.
Follow your own soul, it knows all the answers, you just have to trust and listen to what you already know.
Song that you canât help but dance to?
I love EDM, R&B, and POP.. so anything with a good beat and sexy lyrics that get your hips moving like MAGIC MIKE. There is this cool Henry Krinkle remix called STAY by Justin Martin that gets me moving right now.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
I wanted to be so many things. Orthodontist, news anchor, actor/model, but so happy
that I found my passion to help others through health/wellness and run #RVDFIT as an entrepreneur.
Photo Credit to Eric David Battershell
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