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Born 1935, in Kent England Served 5-year indentured apprenticeship as a Compositor, Typographer. Top Sportsman, played in a semi-pro league as an amateur, declined turning pro, meant breaking apprenticeship. Played for Kent youth,
Quit print after 11 years to start his own roof tiling and slating business. Lost the lot-a fortune to bad debts, when Saudi oil minister Yamani quadrupled oil price in four days, builders large and small went broke taking me with them. Apparently and unknown to me I was the largest roofing outfit in South West England.
Some years later migrated to Australia. Broke, started again doing building site labouring work to support the family, started writing to keep sane.
At 54 diagnosed with; Asthma. Son-Tim suggested Tae Kwon Do, I thought it a Chinese take-w-way I’d not heard of, at 57 I did, nearly killed me, Asthma almost gone, Recommend any asthmatics make your lungs earn their keep.
He trains and teaches at Tae Kwon Do in Australia he is a 4th Dan Master and has trained extensively in Judo.
He lives in Australia with his wife. They have a daughter, two sons and eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren. He enjoys: writing, made all of the pine furniture for his house and stacks more for his daughter His unique and original one-off compositions from his collection of old letterpress Hardwood Type can be seen at:www.ronshears.com/.
Other work by the author includes completed screenplays and stories, in various lengths and genres. Unless otherwise stated all are the author's ideas and concepts. Screenplays are co-written with Aimee Lamb. As you will see there is a mountain of writing here, and at my age, I decided to ‘get’ these written, and could not have done so without Aimee Lamb. Where the Devil says Goodnight, true account of female Siberian gulag ww2, nominated for a US cultural and Heritage award. Others ranked high in competitions.
Passionate about our planet and it's wildlife from small insects to the Blue Whale. Writes letters to papers, several articles printed. Believes we should delete the word 'Retirement' from all languages.