Welcome to my creative writing website where you will find information about my published books, essays, articles and of course: works in progress.
So many people, books, articles, websites, and blogs have been helpful to me as I started down the road of creative writing that I had to resort to a reading list (see the reading and read tab) to remember the inspiration from noted authors and a blog (see the blog tab or go to http://ronasimmons.blogspot.com) to document the many facets of writing and publishing that a self-taught writer had to digest. I hope you will find something useful to you here and, of course, that you'll be tempted to order one of my novels to enjoy at your leisure.
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Winner of the Atlanta Writer's Club Spring 2013 Writing Competition ... my short story "Shamrocks, Nudes, and Nightingales" won first place for the "wild card" themed short story competition. Look for a full fledged book based on the story in late 2013.
Released in 2013 ... Into the Light of Day" a collection of ten short stories "torn from the pages of real lives". In the summer and fall of 2012, I interviewed several individuals, some life-long friends, some distant relatives, and some complete strangers all of whom were gracious enough to contribute their memories and moments.
Released in 2011 ... MERYL'S COMMITMENT, my experiment in romance novels in the style of Harlequin Romances but with a dose of southern flavor. A predictable happy ending, of course (that's what romances are all about) and a quick read to boot for escaping the everyday when you need a break.
At just $0.99 apiece their a bargain -- available for PC, iPad, Kindle (Amazon.com), Nook (Barnes and Noble), Smashwords, and other online ebook formats and retailers:
Click on the "books" tab above for more information, or go to my author page on Amazon.com:
First review of Into the Light of Day on Amazon.com
Reviews for Meryl's Commitment on Amazon.com
"Meryl's Commitment was a wonderful story. A great weekend read with just enough romance and intrigue. Meryl, a young intern in an Atlanta architectural design firm meets and falls for Riccardo a very wealth, slightly older client. The author weaves in some interesting and unexpected twists and turns. Don't head to the beach this summer without a copy of this book in your beach bag!"