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Ron Wallace was born December 17th, 1953 in Durant, Oklahoma. He grew up and still lives there with his wife and college sweetheart, Jane. They have one son, Matthew who is currently attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University where Ron graduated with a B.A. in 1977 and an M.A. in 1983. Wallace taught English, Humanities, American History, and coached baseball in Colbert, Oklahoma (a small public school on the Red River) for thirty years moving away from the writing he had been doing in college. He is of Native American (Choctaw, Cherokee and Osage) and Scots Irish ancestry tracing his roots out of Georgia and Arkansas into Oklahoma.
He began to revive his writing in the 90’s and started attempting some publishing as that decade close

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Outlaws in Winter Pass (Poetry)
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Description: Blank verse with some variations in meter
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Description: Narrative free verse poetry

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Family Album A Collection of Poetry by Howard Starks
"I'm not much of a poetry person, but I picked this up after reading Tracy Letts' "August: Osage County," as the title of the play came from one of Starks' poems. I grew up in CA, so the reminiscing of an Oklahoma childhood is all a bit foreign to..." Read more of this review »
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"For an Honorary Okie, reading this book is almost like being there. An acquired taste, no doubt, but heartfelt."
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Brimstone by Robert B. Parker
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The third book in the western series featuring Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch. Realistic, intelligent and marked with the Robert Parker genius of writing dialogue. must read for any western fan.
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Pale Kings And Princes by Robert B. Parker
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My third Spenser book in a month, and still another I'd list among my favorites. What can I say Parker never seems to disappoint!
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Taming A Sea-Horse by Robert B. Parker
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Can't get enough of Spenser and Hawk, the characters are full of wit, intellect, and strength. Parker's dialogue may be the best written in any genre, just the back and forth verbage between the two central figures alone is worth the reading.
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A Catskill Eagle by Robert B. Parker
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Couldn't stay too long away from the genius that is Parker's Spenser series!!!! This is the one that hooked me on Parker so Ireturned to it in my progress of reading the entire series in chronolgical order.
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The Rainmaker by John Grisham
The Rainmaker
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Probably my favorite Grisham novel, well written and real in every since of the word. You like the character Grisham presents you here.
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Jonathan Hey Ronnie........if you wouldn't mind doing me a small favor......could you look at my friends and just say a quick hello to Kathy. She's a lovely soul who works with me, and the welcome would make her feel more at home here. Thanks partner. Jon

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