About Ron

Just about everything I believe has been shaped by the written word. But books don't force a belief; they stir the imagination so that you, the reader, eventually draw your own conclusions. We grow richer in spirit when we read, deeper in our understanding of the universe and our role in it. That's why I read. That's why I write. To offer you a bit of myself. Come along on my journey, won't you? There's plenty of room.

Now I Knew You to Release this weekend

Posted On Mar 20 2015 by

The day has finally arrived. My first book (meaning, my first book of the eight I’ve written that I feel is worthy of publication) will post to Amazon tomorrow. Now I Knew You came to life for the first time about a year ago. I wanted to write a book about the choices we make when we’re young and how they impact us and those we love. More importantly, I wanted to write a book about how we can still find happiness, even after the most disastrous of choices. I think it’s something every reader can relate to. Unless, of …

Time Traveling Cats

Posted On Mar 7 2015 by

It’s funny how a joke can turn into a story idea. I’m working on a series involving time travel. I’m calling it Time Flies. In my notes I use creatures that travel along the time stream looking for disruptions, and then reporting back to my Time Flies, who will go back in time and attempt to repair the damage. Note I said “creatures.” I still hadn’t decided what they would look like. Then one night at dinner, my dog was doing one of those dog things where he just stares at a corner of the back door. He’s a cat …

My first YA title launching next month

Posted On Jan 13 2015 by

…and other news. I haven’t blogged in a while. I apologize to my loyal readers. Both of you. But there’s a reason. I became aquantied with an acronym last year: WIBBOW (we-bow). It stands for Would I Be Better Off Writing. Writing, which here means actual novels. As I looked upong the blogging landscape, I saw a war zone. Or, perhaps, a better description is the the 90% off rack at the tail end of Black Friday. It has been picked over, picked clean, and left in ruins. Blogging for most writers, I believe, is no longer a valuable use …

Now I Knew You nearly complete

Posted On Dec 14 2014 by

  It’s been a crazy busy year for me. Early in the year I decided that I’d take my writing to the next level or not bother at all. I stated, in public mind you, that I’d complete a rough draft ever two months. And I’m happy to report that I have, indeed, completed three rough drafts over the last six months. I’ve actually completed four this year, but the first, I decided, wasn’t quite ready for prime-time and didn’t fit the YA\MG path I’d chosen. Mind you, I have now written eight novels over the last fifteen years of …

Win a Kindle Loaded with Tween Books!

Posted On Nov 11 2014 by

Attention teachers, librarians, tweens, and parents of tweens! Announcing a contest just for you… The Emblazon authors are giving away a brand new touch screen Kindle loaded with over 50 of their books. That’s a $300 value and hours of reading entertainment! Emblazon is a collection of authors who seek to create lifelong readers by creating top-notch literature for kids. They have a particular focus on ages 11 to 14. They’re hosting this fabulous giveaway to celebrate their first year and to treat you, the readers. The Rafflecopter contest runs November 3 through November 17 and is open to anyone …

A Vacation to My Setting

Posted On Oct 21 2014 by

I have a confession. I know you’ll find this shocking, but I wrote the entire first draft of Now I Knew You without ever having been to the city I chose for my setting. Yes, I too am appalled. Actually, I can claim innocence. Because Elk Rapids, Michigan is just the outline of my setting. I tried to stay as true to the geography and feel of the village as much as possible, but by changing the name to a fictional Cherry Hill, I gave myself a little creative leeway. After all, Elk Rapids has no bookstore downtown. Cherry Hill …