Ronnie L. Seals

Biography

I was born and Raised in Michigan, the son of a Kentucky coal miner. Like thousands of others, my parents were forced to move from their home in the mountains when the coal mines modernized. Every long weekend or vacation found us on the long journey from the flatlands of southern Michigan to the mountains of Kentucky, My summers were spent in Harlan and Bell County, running around with my cousins and picking green beans in my grandmother garden. This is the root of my fascination and love of the south.
I would like to believe that my writing style was inspired by Steinbeck and Hemmingway. But the pulp detective novels of Mickey Spillane and Edward S. Aarons, which I devoured at much too young an age, probably had more to do with who I am as a writer.

Smashwords Interview

Describe your desk
It is a massive roll top desk. The top hasn't been rolled down since the day after I brought it home. It is cluttered with scraps of writing that have never found a home, charger cords that are probably obsolete, my wife's overflowing ashtray, a flash light that doesn't work and floppy discs from three computers ago.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in southern Michigan, but it was my summers in Kentucky that influenced my writing. The mountains of The Cumberland Plateau have always fascinated me. Every fold and hollow seemed to hold some dark mystery. I could imagine witches hiding here, and outlaws. The flatlands of the north has never sparked my imagination. They say you should write what you know, but I believe you should write about things you find mysterious.
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Books

Adventures in a Small Kentucky Town
You set the price! Words: 50,550. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of short stories set in the fictional small town of Lacern, Kentucky. Inspired by the author's Blue Mountain Series.
Sparrow Falls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,500. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Christian » General
The Blue Mountain Series traces the fortunes of two rival families, the Lacerns and the Tolands, through the violence of the Civil War and the feuds that grew out of them, the coming of the coal industry, the union struggles, the moonshine wars, and the destitution that followed the closing of the coal mines.
A New Heaven and Earth
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 158,000. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
A New Heaven and Earth is the third book in The Blue Mountain Series.
The Passions of Our Tribes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,950. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The Passions of Out Tribes is the second book in The Blue Mountain Series
Down Every Dark Valley
You set the price! Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The Blue Mountain series traces the fortunes of two rival families, the Lacerns and Tolands, as they struggle against each other, the harsh environment and their own reckless passions.

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