Bitten by the writer bug while finishing high school, on a dare he wrote a short story that won $5.00. He wrote countless songs for various musical types—country, rock n’ roll, pop—a few poems and now and then short stories. After high school, he worked in a steel mill, at a wrought iron and fire screen shop, shipyard, and commercial ship chandler in Vancouver. Eager to explore new vistas he moved to the United States, worked for Robinson’s department store in Los Angeles, California, became a U.S. permanent resident and ultimately, a citizen of the United States—he holds dual Canadian and U.S. citizenship.
The love of writing continued. Yearning to improve the craft he attended night school writing courses, read, reviewed, and studied the various forms of writing and publishing. Also wrote business plans for entrepreneurs and investors immigrating to Canada. He owned and managed two consulting businesses in Vancouver, B.C. and Newport Beach, California.
If he could choose another life it would be as an archeologist exploring ancient ruins, peeking into the lives of peoples throughout ancient Egypt, the Persian Empire, the Roman-Greco period, and the middle Ages.
Ron is semi-retired in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia with his wife, Marion.
Writing became serious and passionate. He is a member of the Penticton Writers Association and the B.C. Federation of Writers, continues to attend writing seminars and affiliated writing venues. Then Emerantia Parnell-Gilbert of the Hawkspurrproduction Literary Agency accepted a covert action thriller manuscript entitled The Brave One Strikes Back, its prequel, Protect, Then Defend, and the third series Radical Measures, which are being published by World Castle Publishing. Plus, a mystery-legal thriller titled Marked at Solstice Publishing. His greatest personal reward would be seeing his novels in bookshelves and on e-books.
Since the release of The Brave One he has conducted several book signings, including Hooked on Books and Coles/Indigo, Penticton, plus Chapters/Indigo, Kelowna, and Surrey, plus book readings at the Summerland Regional Library.