Ron D Smith

Biography

Ron D Smith is the author of The Savior of Turk and The Night Budda Got Deep in It, both novels. He is also the author of The Storm before the Calm: The Early Lives of Venus and Hiro. He grew up in smalltown Missouri, and he now lives in Louisville with his wife and two daughters.

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Books

The Storm Before the Calm: The Early Lives of Venus and Hiro
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You set the price! Words: 43,380. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The wedding that Thanksgiving weekend 1958 in Chicago should never have happened. Venus Ballesteros should have been on her way back to the Philippines. Hiro Tanamachi should have died in the war. Somehow, the man who had trained to die as a suicide submarine pilot in the Japanese Navy, and the woman whose hometown had been occupied by the Japanese, met 8,000 miles away from their homelands.
Habeas Equus
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Just before a man reports to prison, he and his sons have to deal with a dead horse.
First Comes Marriage
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Price: Free! Words: 3,590. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story about a young man who begins to love his new wife after the wedding and the baby's on the way.
The Night Budda Got Deep in It
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You set the price! Words: 41,100. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Urged on by Blood Mama, a voice only he hears, 15-year-old Kevin "Budda" Jessico takes off from St. Louis for Kentucky to rescue his former foster sister, Addie. Budda isn't convinced Addie is really in trouble until he encounters her Oxy-running blood brothers. A drug shipment has disappeared and so has Addie. The brothers have a mess to clean up, and Budda is soon in the middle of it.
A Farmer's Goodbye
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Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Drama
(3.00 from 1 review)
After a half century of farming, an old man takes one last walk across his land.
The Savior of Turk
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You set the price! Words: 98,720. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A porn store, 200 ft. Jesus and a fainting kid from India. Just another day in Turk, Missouri.

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