Ron Lahr


I am married and have two grown daughters. I also have two parents and three brothers. I love reading, gardening, cooking and working on old cars.
I have a blog about being obsessed with food; growing, cooking and baking, preserving, and eating. I have this blog because I am obsessed with food. So is my wife. We spend way to much time talking about food and thinking about food and making food. I don’t use the word obsessed lightly.
I have a Facebook page for Children of Kathaldi at:
If you email me at to subscribe to my Kathaldi email newsletter list you will receive an epilogue to Children of Kathaldi and once a month you’ll receive my new email newsletter, which includes pieces written by Dirk, and various other characters from the book, and news about my progress on the as yet untitled sequel to Children of Kathaldi, currently scheduled to be released as an ebook in May of 2019. I am considering Nieces and Nephews of Kathaldi for the title of the sequel. Please let me know what you think.
Thank you, Ron

Smashwords Interview

What is your new book about?
Children of Kathaldi is an Epic Fantasy Novel. It is written in 1st person by Dirk. As the tagline says, "He's a thief. And a jerk. Now he has to help his boyhood friend save the world."
What makes Dirk a jerk, and why did you choose to make him a jerk?
I don't feel like I chose to make him a jerk. He just is one. It is how his personality manifested as I wrote him. Don't get me wrong, though, I still love him and think he is great. He just might not be the nicest person ever. I do love the humor it brought into the book. In the first four or five drafts that were written in the third person with Thilos as the protagonist and main focus there was almost no humor and that may have been why I wasn't satisfied with those drafts and kept trying again.
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Where to find Ron Lahr online


Children of Kathaldi
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 92,230. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
He's a thief. And a jerk. Now he needs to help his boyhood friend save the world. Why save the world? He’s a jerk, not a monster. The Kathaldi hate the gods. The gods are afraid of the Kathaldi. The last time they tangled most of the world was destroyed, who would Dirk steal from? He may be a jerk, but he is determined not to let that happen again. Does that make him a hero? Maybe. Right, ladies?

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