Ronan Cray


When he's not eating horse meat in Kazakhstan or sipping civet in Macau, Mr. Cray is drinking his way through New York. His hobbies include fashion, architecture, and pouring social opprobrium into his writing. Mr. Cray is available for dinner party conversation before 7, weeknights.

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I enjoy the surprise characters and events. I set out with an outline, but the characters develop organically, independently, even stubbornly. They interrupt me, contradict my preconception of their character, and push into or fade away from the limelight.

In Red Sand, I never intended to write the character Colin. He had a nameless, bit part (pun intended) of a savage with no tongue. By the time I finished writing, he had an entire chapter to himself!
What do your fans mean to you?
I’m in this for the reader. When they enjoy something I wrote, I get great satisfaction out of that. I think my readers are sophisticated, savvy, and expect a great deal for their time. When I can deliver on that, I’ve done my job well.
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Where to buy in print


Dust Eaters North
Price: Free! Words: 76,320. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Adventure » Travel
Ronan Cray returns with his zombie adventure novel, Dust Eaters North. A character driven adventure in hope, sadness, and redemption, Dust Eaters begs the reader, "What would you do?" Without heroes, Cray's characters suffer to survive one more day in an epic journey across continents. Hopeful and horrifying, startling and relentless, Dust Eaters will haunt you long after you turn the last page.
Red Sand
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 65,760. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Winner of the 2014 Indy Reader Discovery Award, Ronan Cray's debut novel landed him on the Top 10 New Horror Authors list by Horror Novel Reviews. Cruel natives rescue the survivors of a cruise ship explosion, forcing them to work on a volcanic island until an approaching hurricane threatens their survival and wakes a deadly secret. Lost meets Treasure Island in this thrilling adventure.

Ronan Cray's tag cloud

action    adventure    apocalypse    arctic    canada    cannibal    cruise    horror    horror action zombie    island    lost    mystery    post apocacalyptic    suspense    thriller    zombie    zombies