Ron Chandler


Ron Chandler is a graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and a member of the Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He believes that fiction should be multicultural and family oriented. His short stories and poems have been published in over thirty literary magazines including The Aurorean, The Binnacle (University of Maine at Machias), Blueline (SUNY-Potsdam), Capper's, Creative With Words Publications, Pink Chameleon, The Poet's Pen, The Road Not Taken, Storyteller, Tale Spinners (Alberta, Canada), Timber Creek Review, and Toasted Cheese. He welcomes your readership.

Smashwords Interview

Who is your favorite character from these stories?
Sinead, who is the heroine of Inside the Glamorous Life of Lady Plum. She has a habit of being forgetful, which many people have. So I took this fault and exaggerated it to make a personality trait for her. Putting quirks in characters is fun to play with.
A lot of the stories are so realistic that they read like nonfiction. Can you explain that?
Research is writing. That is the first thing I learned as a contributor to general interest magazines. Since then I have progressed to writing fiction and poetry. I usually start with an anecdote someone tells me and embellish it into something larger. The title story, Closing the Book on Santa Claus, is based on an actual event that happened in Montgomery County several years ago. i move the location to Baltimore. Then I created the characters and a plot.
Read more of this interview.


Neptune's Garden and Other Adventures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,710. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
These 12 outdoor adventures will take the reader places they fear to tread from a scuba diver being chased by a great white shark to spelunkers trapped in a den full of rattlesnakes. Other notable adventures include a spooky canoe trip through the Okefenokee Swamp and hikers stalked by a black bear in Shenandoah National Park. This book gives a glimpse into the perils of the wilderness.
Closing the Book on Santa Claus & Other Holiday Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,000. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
"Holiday Short Story Collection Speaks To The Heart" - Frederick Newspost...... This book contains 12 contemporary stories about Christmas. The title story is about a father who tries to save his daughter's holiday celebration after it is cancelled at her school. He organizes a rally at city hall, but unexpected calamity prevails.

Ron Chandler's tag cloud

adventure    bear    canoe    christmas    christmas eve    christmas tree    hiker    merry christmas    noel    outdoor    rattlesnake    saint nick    santa    santa claus    scuba diver    shark    swamp    wilderness    winter solstice    yuletide