Ronald S. Barrios was born and raised in Oakland California. He wanted to be a writer as far back as he could remember and began writing short stories when he was about seven years old, and all of them were mystery. He always had a character in mind who was a Private Investigator but never had a name for him.
Growing up in the 80's Ronald was there at the start of the Hip-Hop movement and like most other kids in Oakland, and across the country, quickly became a part of it. Yes he is a hip hop head to this day. He dabbled in graffiti, but wasn't very good at it, and took on the name of Rey. This became his alter ego and everyone from his friends to his family began calling him Rey. Ronald put writing aside for many years. When the urge to write came back up it was at that point he realized he now had a name for the character that had followed him around for so many years and begged to be written about. His name was *drum roll* 'Rey'.
Ronald always wanted to write books the way he envisioned them, without having to compromise, so Rey Books was born.
He calls his talent a God thing because where else could it have come from. Ronald takes no credit because he is just a vessel.
Now you know just a little bit more about the author named Ronald S. Barrios.
For more info on Ronald and new projects visit www.reybooks.com