VIDEO Interview with Ryan Boyle 2016 Paralympian and Author of ‘When The Lights Go Out’

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Watch our interview with 2016 Paralympic Silver Medalist and author, Ryan Boyle.

Here, he talks with BookTrib about his beginnings, how he found the strength and willpower to work harder than ever, winning the silver medal at Rio, and where he’s headed to next. This is one interview that you won’t want to miss – and it’s just in time for the Winter Olympics!

When the Lights Go Out: A Boy Given a Second Chance is now available for purchase. Read a preview below!



Ryan Boyle was just nine years old when an accident robbed him of a portion of his brain. In When the Lights Go Out, Boyle uses the successes and frustrations of his ongoing recovery to inspire others to never give up. Now eighteen, Ryan is a Paralympic athlete, inspirational speaker, and college student. Meet him on Facebook and at


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Rachel Fogle De Souza was born and raised in Connecticut, and traveled extensively throughout Europe, parts of Asia, and the United States, before attending college at the University of California, Davis, where she received a B.A. in Comparative Literature, with a double minor in Women, Gender and Sexualities studies, and Middle Eastern/South Asian studies. When she's not writing, she's reading, boxing, or thinking about traveling.

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