Ron Penczak, originally hails from the mill town of Lawrence, Massachusetts. After a tour of duty in the Marines, he began his career as a field engineer with a Massachusetts defense firm, providing him the opportunity to travel. Ron's first assignment brought him to destinations in the Far East, including Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam.
After he successfully completed an assignment spanning ten years, management encouraged him to pursue a degree in engineering. After receiving his Bachelor's of Science, Ron wanted to be a leader and work in management. This led him pursue a Master of Science Degree in Management. His advancement into operational positions allowed him to work on many different programs in Europe, the Near East, Mid-East, Far East, and South America as well as holding positions in Alabama, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Texas.
Ron was a competitive weight lifter, and continued to compete in Korean weight-lifting contests coached by a former Mr. South Korea title-winner. Ron immersed himself in the Korean culture, cuisine, its people, and its history. His learning of the plight of Korean mixed blood children, mostly born of American fathers and Korean women, led him to begin writing this novel.
Ron, a widower after 42 years of marriage, currently lives in New Hampshire where he continues to write. He has been published in American Health, Logistics Spectrum, and several local newspapers as an opinion columnist, and is currently a member of the Rockingham Writer’s Association. When Ron served as Publicity Director for the non-profit organization Crimeline of Southern New Hampshire, he wrote a monthly column for several local newspapers. He is working on his second novel. Ron participates in a number of programs that support the cure of cancer, including Tom Tam's Tong Ren Healing practice.
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Of Mixed Blood
by Ron Penczak
Mike Temple is a top executive in the defense industry. He is happily married and respected by his peers and politicians he has worked with. On the day he is asked to join Jimmy Carter’s administration as the secretary of defense, he receives a letter from Korea from a daughter he didn't know he had . What Mike learns from the letter changes his life forever
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