Ronald Taylor Smith
Ron Smith was born in Selma, Alabama, although he spent most of his younger life in Oregon, near Salem. In his late teens, he lived in the suburbs northeast of Sacramento, California. After he married his beloved wife, Jane, they lived in the Sierra foothills and built custom homes on country properties between Loomis and Grass Valley.
He also spent many years as a graphic and sculptural artist, working in oils and water colors, as well as stone and wood sculpture.
For thirty years he had a dream: he wanted to write an epic-fantasy series. And that meant he had a ton of work and learning to do. This included being a long-time subscriber to two magazines: WRITER’S DIGEST, and THE WRITER. During that period, he accumulated and studied nearly a hundred books designed to aid those wishing to become proficient writers. For many years now, most of the evening hours he spends in front of a TV screen have been with a “self-help for writers” resource in his lap.
Shortly after he got married, he became a devout reader of epic fantasy and science fiction (with his readerly wife’s encouragement). But during the last eleven years, (along with reading other authors, as always) his focus has been on actively writing during the day, even as his study of writing continues in the evenings.
Finally, the hard work has paid off and he is able to share his story with the world. He writes from the heart, filling the pages with deep passion and heroic adventure.
Now that his dream is realized, his hope is that readers like you will find his story enjoyable enough to list among your favorites.
He stands solidly behind the old saying ― “Follow your Dreams!”
And in his own words…”Who knows what might come of it?”
A Dire Onus
by Ronald Taylor Smith
Despite not knowing what happened to Brogan, Rucker and his three friends, Eli, Selwyn, and Arabelle, must flee Rynwyde as quickly as possible. Upon swearing an oath to complete the mission, and with Shartha as a new member of their small fellowship, they continue their journey southward, undaunted by what seems an endless number of deadly obstacles.
The Unnamed Rune
by Ronald Taylor Smith
Published: September 21, 2016
Although Rucker bears a dreaded birthmark, he is one of the lucky ones; one of the few not slain at birth as the law decrees. And now, at seventeen, his sudden ability to draw upon cataclysmic elemental magic will change the world forever. He is brave, honorable, and determined to become a great swordmaster. But he is also twice cursed.
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