Interview with Ronald E. Hudkins

Who are your favorite authors?
Arthur Charles Clarke along with Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov who were known (when I was growing up) as the "Big Three" of science fiction !
What's the story behind your first book?
Had friends all working high stress and intense jobs in the world of first responders. I used to get them laughing and geared down with short humorous stories sent to their email accounts. A few suggested I should publish the stuff. So, selected a bunch of the G Rated stories and rolled them into the book Senior Things I Said, Say, Did and Do.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My life is simple. First and foremost is the thought of a good hot cup of coffee. According to the wife and dogs first hour body language; I am the most disgustingly cheerful "morning person" the world could ever experience. I only have two speeds and make no apologies for Fast Forward and Sleep. Then there is the endless possibilities intertwined within the bright new and wonderful day that is ahead.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
In the winter months I take the dog on a daily walk off the property so she can mark everything from here to there and back again. Then we play fetch and dodge the snow coming off the shovel. In the spring and summer it is anything yard, home and outside in between playing drop the rope.
How do you approach cover design?
I let the graphic design artist have his freedom of expression. I provide a long and short book description, book dimensions and word count. His creativity and imagination I am convinced will continue to impress me for the next 20 books.
When did you first start writing?
I’m not really sure when I started writing but when I hit my first and second years of first grade it was not acceptable to write with the left hand! I spent two years with a pencil taped to my right hand copying down paragraphs from a 100 storybooks. Discovered the playground in second grade and to this day I still use the left hand. Surprised I’m not still in 1st grade with the hardcore attitude of yesteryear. I think for fun when I draft out my first children’s book; I’ll use the right hand just for the impressionism.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was a note to my mother telling her the fiction story of my broken bedroom window. It was a black and white whopper. She read it with interest and my hind end was red all over. No surprise ending in that mystery!
What is your writing process?
My writing process is pretty much like the scatter pattern of hits a shotgun blast makes on a target at close range. There is no specific research, rhyme or reason at first. There is no specific direction and as such; most books are started by simple inspiration. It isn’t till an idea is pulled out of a folder a day, week or month later that the Logline, Short Summary, Character List, Core Conflicts, Stakes, Events List and Outline formally begin to materialize.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Massillon, Ohio that had a population of maybe 36,000. After being beat to death and grounded forever over a broken window I never committed myself in writing around parents again till after moving out. Don’t get me wrong I love them to death and hindsight pretty much tells me in the age of spare the rod, spoil the child mentality; I pretty much deserved every one of them! I was the power Pac before the Energizer Bunny was ever conceived as a branding concept. Was not till I was drafted and became a Military Policeman that I actually began formal writing of police reports .
Published 2014-01-24.
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Books by This Author

The Prince and the Dragon Adventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 530. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fairy tales, Fiction » Fairy tales
One night a young dragon visits the prince. He is very nice and can breathe fire. Being bored with the daily routine, the dragon asks the prince if he would like to share an expedition. Of course, off they went on the first of their many adventures.
Picky Mikki and the Food Fairy Mary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 520. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Five-year-old Mikki is the pickiest eater around! No one can get him to eat anything besides peanut-butter sandwiches, carrot sticks, and cookies. Until the night Mikki gets a special visit from the Food Fairy Mary, who teaches him that eating is really all about adventure! After traveling the word and trying new things; maybe now Picky Mikki won’t be so picky anymore!
Logan and the Magic Sled
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 210. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
It’s the middle of the winter, and there’s nothing but snow all around. Poor Logan is bored to tears—until the day he discovers a magic sled in Grandma’s shed! The old red sled that Logan finds is peeling, and its runners have seen better days—but this sled has something that other sleds don’t: magic!
Setting Goals and Achieving Success - Prosperity is Self-Made
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 14,830. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Success
Regardless of the things you are wanting to improve in your life, Setting Goals and Achieving Success is an extremely valuable resource that is going to help you accomplish more than you ever dreamed possible. It will teach you how to turn desires into reality.
Sexual Performance - Anxiety and Sex
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sexual enhancement
Here you can learn how to overcome your sexual anxiety about being intimate and get back to a normal relationship with your significant other. Find out how you can achieve this right NOW. Reading this book will help renew your sexual desire and put you on a rejuvenated path toward healthy, pleasure-oriented great sex.
46 Consumer Reporting Agencies Investigating You
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Consumerism
The unfortunate fact is that the big three Credit Reporting Agencies and the many other Specialty Credit Reporting Agencies are not following the FCRA to the best of their ability and in turn are providing inaccurate and/or un-reportable information to agencies requesting your personal information. Errors on your credit report are made and they can be costly, .
The Caper Club
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,170. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A book that will keep you guessing and on the edge of your seat! An incognito, newly titled and extremely rich, Sir Jayden finds himself embroiled in blackmail, murder, and political intrigue beyond his imagining when he boards a steamer to London in search of the beautiful lady in a photo.
The Ominous Side of the Doors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,550. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Graphic novels & comics » Crime & mystery
The book is set in the 1800s and the plot centered around a falsely accused murder. In post-Civil War 1865 San Francisco a young lady is witness to a crime. The apparent criminal is a popular man about town although a bit of a cad. The Young lady faces both her inner demons and threats to her personal safety to do her civic duty to testify at the trial.
The Hidden Room Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,680. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
This is a murder mystery novel that involves love, multiple homicides, blackmail, extortion, suicide, deception and amazing investigations. There is a kidnapping, hostage situation and criminals galore brought to justice. A cliffhanger to the very last page.
The Slaying Hand - The Story of a Crime
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,620. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
If you like not just a good but a great who done it mystery, then The Slaying Hand is the book you need to curl up with. This mystery ropes you in from Chapter one and doesn’t reveal the truth till the very last page. In between you will find yourself being baffled by character actions, circumstances and plot twists through every clue you think you have.
The Time Travel Kids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,070. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment
Come join them and share the time traveling kid’s seven adventures and meet knights, king, queen, pirates, cowboys, Karata Master, Ninjas, Jungle Tigers and even a Genie. These are adventures of a lifetime every young child dreams of having. The difference is these boys and you- actually get to live them!
The Not So Frightening Scarecrow
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 720. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Inspirational
Straw the scarecrow was set up in Grandma Drew’s pumpkin patch to scare the crows away—and it works
The Sapiens Missile Mystery -
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,840. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It took four people to die in the same horrid circumstances before TAMER and his partner, Don Franklin are finally able to figure it all out. Selling Navy missiles to overseas parties is a complicated and dangerous business, to say the least. Even worse when you throw in a twisted mindset.
Basic Understanding of Bond Investments - Book 5 for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 51,800. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Investments & securities / bonds, Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
If you're looking to get sound guidance and trusted investment strategies, this book will set you up to understand and take control of your bond investment options. Because there are many unusual aspects relative to bond investment, you need to have a basic understanding of the market, the bond issuer, how to measure rates of return and how to maximize those rates.
Understanding Penny Stock Investment - Book 3 for Teens and Young Adults.
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,850. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Penny stocks are a different kind of investment than most traditional stocks traded on an exchange and it is critical to understand what moves penny stocks before you begin investing. The fact there is a small price point makes penny stocks a perfect place to start bidding for beginner investors and done right, you can capitalize on their systematic growth quickly!
Basic Understanding of the Stock Market - Book 4 for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Investments & securities / stocks, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business finance
You will learn Stock Market Basics as this book is aimed at the individual investor who wants to understand today's stock market and make wise investment choices based on knowledge and understanding of the overall picture. It is a perfect match for those with no experience or background, as well as for the experienced investors that lack the optimal skills for active stock trading.
Basic Understanding of Financial Investment - Book 6 For Teens and Young Adults
Price: $7.49 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance / investing
This book explains to you-in plain and simple English-the basics that must be known about investing in order to insure your financial success? This excellent practical personal finance guide really shows young investors the tools available to them to achieve financial freedom. It is an extraordinary and timely book offering guidance every beginning investor needs
Basic Budget Establishment and Maintenance - Book Two - for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,660. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Budgeting, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Finance
This book is for those who want to get control of their home budget and personal finances and master the means to keep their personal finances on track. It will guide you through setting up a well-defined budget that works for you and leads you to your goal of achieving financial success. In this book you will get practical help.
Basic, Savings and Checking Account Guidance - for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,640. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Personal finance, Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Finance
Teens and Young Adults will learn how checking and savings accounts are established, maintained and factor into financial decisions. They will understand the differences between various financial institutions and the multiple financial instruments banks and credit unions have available to them. They will be taught how to manage and protect their debit cards, checks, savings accounts, etc.
The First Steampunk Adventures Collection – Tales One thru Five
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,250. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Complete with unusual mechanical Steampunk wonders, strange characters and bold adventurers, this riveting anthology presents a Book 1 collection of mind bending stories relative to the same literary form, of the same period, or on the same subject. These stories combine the worlds of fantasy and science fiction.
The River of Love - Book One, Surfacing
Price: $6.49 USD. Words: 41,710. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
As Morgan balances her senior year, her new friends and potential boyfriend, her parents and her quest for the answers about her sister’s death, her connection to the strange boy by the river grows, and begins to shed light on what really happened to Robin Hills in another river, far away. Morgan will have to decide whether to give up on understanding her sister’s death, or embrace the mysteries
Lower Your High Blood Pressure Naturally, Without a Prescription
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,060. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Healthy aging
This book Lower Your High Blood Pressure Naturally, Without a Prescription is of interest to anyone with a tendency to high blood pressure and would like to keep their Hypertension under control without resorting to medications.
The World Outside
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Books & Libraries
Alex is a 10 year old boy who is very smart. As such, the wizard (Edain) who is in charge of the Boundless World Library comes to meet Alex. Together, they have many exciting adventures.
Understanding Penny Stock Investment for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 63,840. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Reading this book can help you discover how to effectively take a small amount of capital to create a lifetime of wealth. The information in this book can help you in your quest to make money in the penny stock market. The secret really to the successful investing in penny stocks is just like poker and simply put, that is knowing what cards to play and when to play them.
45 Foods That Kill Your Dog and 21 Other Things
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Food-content guides, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / General
Some really surprising details are provided in this book and are documented to advise you on just exactly what foods can cause toxic conditions in your dog. We will look at how our safe food stuffs affect their bodies adversely and what you can and must do when these deadly foods and other consumable emergencies arise.
Your Digital Footprint Password Protection Requirements
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Security
The precautions that you have to take to prevent the constant password stealing problems from taking place are relatively simple. In this book, you will learn a lot about how you can come up with strong passwords. Also included in this book are some of the supporting pieces of information that can help you raise awareness on why you have to come up with strong passwords in the first place.
Stay the Night
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: American English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Romance
“Stay the Night” is a story about second chances, and roads not taken. As Dylan and Dianna’s lives are once again thrown towards each other by fate, they are going to see if the spark that they once had can still be ignited. A story of passion, love, and everything else in between, “Stay the Night” will surely make you get in touch with your sexy side and fall in love once more.
The Cape Coral Heroes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 27,640. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy
Book Nine is a whimsical romantic and adventurous fantasy book where our super hero, Safety Goggle, defeats villains, finds love and is actually assisted in a surprising battle to save himself and a senior community from harm.
Basic, Savings and Checking Account Guidance: for Teens and Young Adults
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 29,870. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education & Study Guides » Finance, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
If you recently left home or are about to be out on your own; there is a need for this sound, reliable and tested financial advice on how to establish and maintain your basic banking needs. When you face and need to make sound financial savings and checking choices in the real world, this book is the tool needed for your basic monetary transition into adult life.
The Thirty Century War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,740. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
A Short Science Fiction Story set 300 decades into Earth’s future toward the end of what had become a thousand year hostile alien space warrior invasion. The constant alien evasions, fighting ships and explosions just outside the planet’s atmosphere had caused grievous Earth changes. The Earth’s ozone layer now pink was a sure sign humanity was on the verge of being extinguished
Senior Things I Said, Say, Did and Do
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,810. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
This is a hilarious voyage of vocabulary and actions that the author compiled from G Rated Emails that went out to personal friends over the years. It gives away his antics, jokes and peculiar sense of humor that those who know him have come to appreciate and constantly laugh about over the years.
What Makes Cannabis Recipes Work?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,360. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Health & Healing / General
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This book reveals the process for creating the essential ingredients necessary for marijuana infusion into foods such as Cannabutter, Ghee, Cannabis Tar and Cannabis Cooking Brandy. It is a smart and helpful guide towards understanding and successfully making cannabis recipes work.
The Summer of Lost Soles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 37,110. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
A young boys problem no matter what, continues to grow and this keeps Ricky losing or destroying his shoes! Things just seem to happen to him that cause his shoes to go missing or get damaged! You would think that a book about a boy and his shoes wouldn't be a good read and Your Right....It is a Great Read!