Ron was born in the South Carolina Low Country where he grew to love the wildlife and sounds of the swamp. He received a BA in philosophy from the College of Charleston, an MA from the University of South Carolina, and a Ph.D. from Rutgers University. He moved to Florida in 1988 and since 1995 has taught at the College of Central Florida in Ocala where he lives with his wife Sandra (also a CF faculty member) and their three children.
Ron's fiction, poetry, and essays have appeared in publications such as Chattahoochee Review, Yalobusha Review, Apostrophe, Timber Creek Review, Deep South Magazine, and The Blotter. His novels The Gospel of the Twin, Hume's Fork, and Purple Jesus are available from Bancroft Press.
Ron is also a bluegrass enthusiast, and he challenges anyone to play and sing worse than he does.