Ron is a life long resident of upstate New York and has been intrigued all his life about other lands and the people who live there. Influenced at a young age by Tolkien and later on by Marion Zimmer Bradley and finally Kristin Hannah, he found his niche in creating stories of human drama played on a canvas of far away places such as Nepal and Brazil, among other locations. Much of his writing is based on personal experience as he has traveled extensively to the places where his novels have taken place.
When people ask him what his genre is, he says they’re a hi-brid of Adventure, Literary, Women’s fiction with a touch of Romance thrown in. Overall, he’s most interested in exploring the depths of human emotions and the choices people make when confronted with life’s challenges.
His first novel, Loving Neil is a story of Freelance Photographer, Janet Montgomery and Architect, Neil Porter’s May-December romance and life, which delves into the difficulties and sacrifices that sometimes arise in such relationships. Sometimes loving means having to let go of the things that matter most!
His second novel The Lion of Khum Jung is the story of American, Sarah Madden, her son Greg Madden and Nepalese Expedition leader, Frank Kincaid, and the unlikely bond that will form between them as history threatens to repeat itself on an Everest Expedition.
His third release is Beyond the Veil, is the story of American Anthropologist, Claire El-Badawy and New Zealand born Amazon Rainforest guide, Owen Macleod who leads her deep into the forest in search of the ‘Lost Bushman’. What she will find will both astonish and challenge her as they battle a ruthless cartel lieutenant and their rising feelings for each other.
Ronald’s newest release is Starting Over, is the continuing story of Janet Montgomery from Loving Neil as she moves on with her life after losing a beloved husband, and Andy McNamara, a retired Paramedic and Viet Nam Vet. Brought together by Janet’s son, who is a troubled returning Iraqi veteran, they team up to save him from himself. In doing so, they save themselves and find closure to an old life and a beginning to a new future.
A founding member of the Syracuse Writer’s Roundtable and an active member of the Central New York Romance Writers, he is a visiting adjunct teacher at the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse. When he’s not writing, he runs a creative and copy editing service from home.