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In 1635, at the age of eighteen, Ron's earliest known direct ancestor emigrated from what is now Northern Ireland to the (then) colony of Virginia aboard a ship named The Paule, 141 years before the United States even existed.

313 years later, Ron was born in central Tennessee. His parents brought him to Michigan when he was a year old, and he has lived most of his life there. A National Merit Scholar, he earned a BA from Monteith College at Wayne State University in Detroit and an MBA from Michigan State. He's worked for some of the world's largest advertising agencies, and had a long career in public relations and marketing with an international Fortune 10 company.

However, he's always been a writer of fiction. He submitted his first stor
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R.L. Herron I finished my novel "One Way Street" earlier this summer. It's a sequel to my award-winning book "Reichold Street." It has been so well received (and…moreI finished my novel "One Way Street" earlier this summer. It's a sequel to my award-winning book "Reichold Street." It has been so well received (and I have so many ideas left about the characters), I've decided to make it a trilogy. I'm about 4000 words into the first draft.(less)
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What it actually looked like in the studio


Earned Media

In an effort to develop some of the earned media I’ve talked about before, I was recently interviewed by Independence Television, one of the nearby local cable channels, for a program called “It’s a Good Day When…” hosted by Lavonne Upton.


The whole segment is about 24-minutes long (fair warning).


Although the first several minutes of it a...

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“The difference between genius and stupidity is; genius has its limits.”
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“My most important piece of advice to all you would-be writers: When you write, try to leave out all the parts readers skip.”
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