About

In an effort to make this read less like the bio on the back of one of my books, I’ve decided to present information about me in a somewhat different manner.

I am Ron Shaw, husband to Donna since 1973, father to Amber for thirty-five joyful years and retiree of the Atlanta Police Department since 1996.

We currently reside in Gwinnett County, Georgia. Both Donna and I were born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Little did I know, back then, that the lady of my dreams resided only a few miles from me. In fact, she attended a rival high school.

I attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta.
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My formal educational journey continued at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia for two years from 1970 to 1972. I became a brother of Kappa Sigma while at Mercer.
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After two years on the campus of MU, while on break, I met Donna who would become my wife in 1973.

I was home again for good, transferring to Georgia State University in Atlanta. Suddenly, with a wife and real responsibilities, a decision was made to seek a profession while finishing college. As fate or blind luck would have it, the City of Atlanta needed more cops, and they were willing to pay good money as well as provide full scholarships for officers who attended college. This was exactly what I needed.

So, while attending GSU, I became a cop and Donna became my wife.
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In 1974, college was behind me, attaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in Downtown Atlanta, less than a block from police headquarters.

The next twenty plus years flew by, during which time, our daughter Amber was born. I’d eventually moved up the supervisory ladder within the police department, rising to the rank of Captain.

When I was a Lieutenant assigned the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, eventually, retirement knocked loudly on my career door in 1996 due to an on duty injury sustained in 1992 while training for the coming Atlanta Olympic Games. I never saw those games in person.

After a fulfilling and highly interesting career, my retirement became official in 1996.
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Retirement rocked on at its own pace until that fateful sleep in early October 2013. That night my first book was presented to me. While peacefully sleeping, a wonderful, marvelous dream occurred. It was the most amazing dream that any person could have…or, a near death experience.

You can experience what I did that night in my initial book SEVEN FISH TREE. It became the result of that dream or NDE. This book was written within less than thirty-seven hours after waking that morning.

SEVEN FISH TREE is available in eBook and paperback formats at AmazonBarnes & Noble.

SEVEN FISH TREE wins and is awarded 2nd Place Silver Badge at Authorsdb 2015 Cover Contest.

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Within a few short months, while SEVEN FISH TREE was at my publisher, I finished my second book THE YELLOW BUS BOYS. This one will take you back to 1964 when I was a sixth grader living in an inner city housing project. The reader will see how my life was saved due to the kindness and love of those around me. Take a ride with the yellow bus boys from Atlanta as we explore Florida from coast to coast for ten days from during the summer of 1964.

THE YELLOW BUS BOYS is available in eBook, paperback, and hardcover formats at AmazonBarnes & Noble, and kobo.

THE YELLOW BUS BOYS wins and is awarded 3rd Place Bronze Badge at Authorsdb 2015 Cover Contest.

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My next book TRANSMUTATION The Life of a Twisted Cop was ready for my publisher within a couple of months after my second one. This book is for adults. It’s as real as it gets, as the reader will learn what a police officer goes through on a daily basis. The stories are true. The language is rough, as you would expect when reading a police book based on facts. Please, pardon my minor sessions of soap box philosophy that are based solely on my experience on the job. My opinions are my own.

TRANSMUTATION is available in paperback format at Amazon.

 

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This is a link to my Author’s Page at Amazon with more information about my books as well as me.

Take a look at the website, Ron Shaw, Tate Author, that my previous publisher, Tate Publishing created for me and my three books published by them. The site has plenty of information on all of my Tate published books, as well as information about me. It’s an excellent site.

I’m now affiliated with a wonderful Boutique publisher, Annie Acorn Publishing at annieacorn.com and annieacornpublishing.com

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Annie has published my latest book in my CRAMPED QUARTERS series entitled MARY’S TRUNK. It’s presently available in eBook format only at all book venues. A paperback box set will be offered in the future.

We’ve finished editing and have published two more novellas and a short story in the series entitled MARY’S JOURNEY BEGINS and MARY’S JOURNEY CONTINUES. There is also a fourth book, a short story, in the series, PAUL’S STORY.

 

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My ghost series CRAMPED QUARTERS continues with MARY’S JOURNEY BEGINS. In this novella, the reader will travel back with Mary to her life in Victorian London. It’s available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, kobo, and iTunes.

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The CRAMPED QUARTERS series continues with a new novella entitled MARY’S JOURNEY CONTINUES.  Mary becomes a woman, meeting a handsome young American on a business trip to London. See how one man can change a young lady’s fortunes for the better. Mary’s life will never be the same after she meets Paul. Available at Amazon, kobo, and Barnes & Noble .

MARY’S JOURNEY CONTINUES wins and is awarded 3rd Place Bronze Badge at Authorsdb 2015 Cover Contest. Thank you and congratulations to artist Angel Nichols.

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PAUL’S STORY is a short story that carries my CRAMPED QUARTERS series about the ghost Mary forward. See what happens to Mary and Paul after she leaves London to meet him in New York City. Get PAUL’S STORY at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, kobo.

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Annie and I will have more of my books coming in the near future, such as, The Yellow Bus Boys Go Blue Canada Bound, Spirited Tales and Around The Campfire.

Without a doubt, one of my latest books is the most unusual book to date. It’s a novella with an adult theme entitled RED. It’s within the erotica genre. The story takes place in 1967 in Atlanta, Georgia. Like most of my previous works, it’s a mixture of fact and fiction. I’ll leave the task of telling what is true or not to the reader.

RED was published Indie style. The magnificent cover for it was created by a young, brilliant artist from New Jersey, Greg Palko of palkodesigns.com.

RED can be purchased in both eBook and paperback formats through Amazon,  Barnes & Noble,  and kobo .

RED wins and is awarded 1st Place Gold Badge at Authorsdb 2015 Cover Contest. Congratulations and thank you very much artist Greg Palko.

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RED is now available in paperback at Amazon. It is a stunning book in paperback!

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Coming this winter 2015, THE YELLOW BUS BOYS GO BLUE CANADA BOUND. This is the second book in my THE YELLOW BUS BOYS series. It’s based in 1967 and filled with humor and a degree of sadness. It’s a vacation of a lifetime from Atlanta, GA to Montreal, Canada in ten days with seventeen, high school boys and their two, adult chaperones.

The striking cover for this book was created by New Jersey artist Greg Palko of palkodesigns.com.

THE YELLOW BUS BOYS GO BLUE: CANADA BOUND is now available in eBook format at Amazon Kindle eBook Barnes & Noble (Nook) and kobo

THE YELLOW BUS BOYS GO BLUE: CANADA BOUND is also now available in paperback at Amazon. This is one of the most attractive books in hand that I’ve published or seen.

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Also, coming in 2015 is a true cop tales book that’s a result of a writing collaboration between Texas author, D.A. Grady and me, Ron Shaw of Georgia entitled AROUND THE CAMPFIRE. It is being published and edited by Annie Acorn of AA Publishing. It should be available by December 2015.

AROUND THE CAMPFIRE: TWO BADGE-TOTERS’ TALES is now available in eBook format at Amazon (Kindle) kobo iTunes Barnes & Noble (Nook)

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Approximately ten months ago, a plan was born to enlist select authors from around the USA to participate in writing a horror anthology, a collection of short stories. The idea was pitched to publisher and author Annie Acorn. After much begging, Annie agreed to publish and contribute a piece or two in this project.

When all was said and done, twelve, male, and female authors became the contributors of two, horror, ghost, or paranormal anthologies. The men plus Annie would be published first in DARK TALES FROM GENTS’ PENS.

This one was published in August 2015. Included in the collection are authors; Annie Acorn of MD, Steve Cartwright of GA, Joe Eliseon of MA, K. Edwin Fritz of NJ, D.A. Grady of TX, William D. Prystauk of PA and me, Ron Shaw of GA.

DARK TALES  can be purchased in eBook and paperback formats from Amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble , and iTunes .

My short story within the anthology is entitled THE DEAD AND THE DYING. It can also be purchased through Amazon,  kobo , and Barnes & Noble , in eBook format only. The cover for this short story was created by Greg Palko of New Jersey of palkodesigns.com.

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THE DEAD AND THE DYING wins and is awarded 1st Place Gold Badge at Authorsdb 2015 Cover Contest. Congratulations and thank you very much artist Greg Palko.

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My first book of poetry, WITHOUT FROM WITHIN: Poems by RON SHAW,  was released in December 2015.

The book is a combination of poems and lovely photographs taken by my brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby.

It is now available in eBook only at Amazon Kindle eBook

J is the simple title of a short story that was written to be published in an anthology of short stories, SHORT & FUN STORIES: Mercer Publications and Friends, from authors around the world by prolific author and boutique publisher, Dorothy May Mercer of Mercer Publications in Michigan.

Below the cover is the description of J.

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Salvation can travel in mysterious ways, arriving through unlikely vessels…even while visiting a cemetery.
As one extraordinary man’s life ends, thousands of miles away a baby girl is born into a world of little promise. In time, this orphaned child of God will discover she has received a gift greater than life itself.
During the darkest moments of their lives and deaths, three hearts and six souls will find each other.
You won’t want to miss this short story of love, sorrow, hope, despair, kindness, and faith.

WITHOUT FROM WITHIN: Poems by RON SHAW is also now available in paperback at Amazon.

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After publishing twelve works, from deep within me, the innate urge to express myself in an entirely different manner overtook me.
As far back as I can remember, reading poetry has always been a passion. It may well have been one of the key factors in choosing English Literature as my college major.
This collection is the result of exposing my soul and heart in a way I’d never dreamed of doing so.
While my other published works are integral parts of me, I now understand that poetry is the essence of who I was, am, and forever will be.
With the understanding that these are my inaugural offerings and with the compassion to allow a heart without and soul within to falter, I hope you enjoy my poems.

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Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw is now available in Audiobook format at Amazon. The book was masterfully narrated by Barry Schwam.

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In January 2016, I was approached by a kind French lady who desired to translate my book of poems into French. In collaboration with Helene Leonard of France and Australian author, Vanya Vetto, two volumes of this poetry and photographs book will come. The first one was published yesterday, January 11, 2016. DAN’S L’ABIME INTERIEUR: Poemes par Ron Shaw is available only in eBook format at Amazon Kindle eBook

Après la publication de douze œuvres, au plus profond de moi, est née l’envie irrépressible de m’exprimer d’une manière totalement différente.
Aussi loin que je me souvienne, la lecture de poésie a toujours été une passion. Elle pourrait bien avoir été l’un des facteurs clés dans le choix de la littérature anglaise durant mes études supérieures.
Cette collection est le résultat de l’expression de mon âme et de mon cœur que je n’avais jamais envisagé de faire.
Alors que mes autres œuvres publiées font partie intégrante de moi, je comprends maintenant que la poésie est l’essence de ce que j’étais, de ce que je suis, et pour toujours serai.
Avec la compréhension que ce sont là mes offrandes inaugurales à la compassion d’un cœur faible et sans âme intérieure, j’espère que vous apprécierez mes poèmes.

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DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEIL DEUX: Poemes par Ron Shaw is now available in eBook at Amazon.

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From these two French editions of the English version of this book of poems an idea grew to combine the two languages into one book, WITHOUT FROM WITHIN: DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEILS UN & DEUX for Amazon, USA and one, DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEILS UN & DEUX: WITHOUT FROM WITHIN for Amazon, France.  Each edition would have different photographs inside, and we thought this idea would be an excellent learning tool for both English and French foreign language students.

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Poetry commands the singular ability to lay one prostrate and bare before the reader, giving safe refuge to words and thoughts of depth excavated from crevices yet explored deep within the poet. I find no other form of writing to be so utterly and beautifully invasive.
The poems that follow are my second collection of published poetry. My initial traverse into the
purest of all literature, poetry, Without From Within, has surpassed my greatest expectations. It has been well-received. I’m humbled by the praise it continues to garner from readers worldwide. I’m delighted many have found favor with my poems and the photographs contained within the book. I see no reason to alter what has been a successful combination of poetry and photography. Hopefully, each offering will please your senses as well as touch your emotions. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a poem speaks volumes.
I hope you will enjoy TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw as well as the photographs presented by my brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby.

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My second book of poetry, TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw is now available at Amazon in eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook formats.

My next published work is a novelette entitled, CHRISTMAS PAST: AN ANGEL’S STORY. It is a somewhat sad, yet ultimately, warm and tender story centering around my family in Atlanta during the late 1950s. Here is a description of the story:

Travel back to 1958 with an angel on a mission to a CHRISTMAS PAST, as we’re shown a heart-rending story of a destitute family who happiness and Christmas had all but passed over.
Do the impoverished deserve kindness, generosity, or love?
Striving to survive life’s frigid and bitter winds, a jilted mother and her four, young children will be tested like never before.
Despite the crushing odds, will one boy’s prayers be answered?
Only time and AN ANGEL’S STORY will tell.

The cover creation is my own with the help of NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team at the SCScl. Months ago, I had contacted the folks over at NASA inquiring if it would be possible to use one of Hubble’s spectacular images for my book’s cover. After several correspondences back and forth, they granted me permission to use the image that is the background for this book’s cover. Thank you very much, NASA, SCScl, and Hubble.

CHRISTMAS PAST: AN ANGELS STORY is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble (Nook), and kobo.

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I was asked by Michigan publisher/author Dorothy May Mercer to participate in an anthology of short stories entitled SHORT & FUN STORIES, featuring authors from around the world. I am proud and honored to have my contribution, a short story entitled J, as the first story within this superb collection of stories. The proceeds from the sales of this book will go to charity.

Here are descriptions of J and SHORT & FUN STORIES:

Salvation can travel in mysterious ways, arriving through unlikely vessels…even while visiting a cemetery.
As one extraordinary man’s life ends, thousands of miles away a baby girl is born into a world of little promise. In time, this orphaned child of God will discover she has received a gift greater than life itself.
During the darkest moments of their lives and deaths, three hearts and six souls will find each other.
You won’t want to miss this short story of love, sorrow, hope, despair, kindness, and faith.

Short & Fun Stories, Vol. 1 anthology is designed for the busy person with a few minutes to escape.
Within these pages are thirteen of the best writers in the business. You will laugh, cry and shiver, just like with any great novel. The advantage here is that you will get right to the meat of the action, within minutes, without frills.
Unlike other short story collections, this one is by several different authors, thus, the variety is beyond wonderful, it is awesome!
The authors are all successful published writers with many prize-winning full-length novels to their credit. For some, short stories were right up their alley. For others, writing a short story was a new endeavor, but they accepted the challenge and came through with delightful results.
Each piece is preceded by a short editorial comment giving you a preview and an estimated duration so that you can open one that fits your mood and reading time available.
Following each story, you will find a short bio of the author and an introduction to his/her novels, for your consideration. If you find an author you like, there are easy links to more books by the same writer.
We have done our best to see that the contents are acceptable for G (General) or GP (General with parental guidance) readers.

SHORT & FUN STORIES can be purchased at Amazon.

J can be purchased at Amazon

During the month of September 2016, two new works were published. The first is my third book of poetry combined with photographs, Southern Brewed Poetry.

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Southern Brewed Poetry is Georgia author, Ron Shaw’s third publication of poems. The reader will find them to be unique, at times, quite literary, thought-provoking, and intriguing. As the title indicates, the author has tapped into his Southern roots to brew an eclectic mixture of marvelous poetry certain to capture the imagination, whimsy, heart, and soul of the reader.
Like his earlier poetry books, these poems are interwoven with the superb photography of J. Robert Sosby of Atlanta, Georgia. Rob is the author’s brother-in-law. He possesses a keen, artistic, and discerning eye, reaching beyond his camera, drawing the viewer into his world of serenity and beauty.
Ron and Robert hope you enjoy Southern Brewed Poetry.

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Here’s an excerpt from the collection of poems.

Rapture

from your pen
words washing
over mind’s body
in shades of azure
flowing tenderly
slowly receding
caressing my being
soft, warm waves of
black kissing white
ebbing, pulsating
breathing passion
into every pause
oozing desire letter
by letter titillating
feelings fast forgotten
longing rekindled
sensations streaming
prose’s stroking foreplay
culminating in rapture

© 2016 Ron Shaw

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The second piece published is a horror novelette, The Rebooted, arriving in plenty of time for Halloween 2016. The cover for this book was created by the brilliant New Jersey artist, Greg Palko of palkodesigns.com. I could not be more pleased with the cover. It sets the stage perfectly for the dark tale inside.

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At dusk, three, loud knocks at her front door scared the young, grief-stricken mother of four – the tale begins on Halloween’s eve, continuing – Huddling around her in front of a solitary space heater, Ann’s three children jumped, startling her even more. For a brief second, they shivered, fearing it was death itself that had come knocking.

As a result of an accident, the youngest of her sons lies in a coma at an Atlanta hospital, living only by machines. His impoverished mother and her children must make the decision when to pull the plug. Two mysterious men appear with an offer to bring her boy back from the clutches of death, but she must sign the bottom line, allowing them and their company to experiment on her 8-year-old son.
Will they save Russell?
Will they snatch him from death’s grasp?
If so, who or what will come back?
How many must die for one boy to live?
Did death come knocking that Halloween evening?
In six short days, the truth will be revealed in The Rebooted.

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My latest book is one that has been long in the making. Photography by J. Robert Sosby was published, fulfilling a promise I had made to my brother-in-law for allowing me to use many of his fine photographs for my book covers and social media posts. Below is its description and cover at Amazon:

This presentation is the result of a collaboration between photographer, J. Robert Sosby of Atlanta, Georgia and author, Ron Shaw of Gwinnett County, Georgia.
Ron has used photography by his brother-in-law, Rob, in three of his poetry books, Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw, TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw, and Southern Brewed Poetry. For the first two books of poems, a photograph by Rob was also chosen for the covers. Ron has also borrowed another for the cover of his novelette entitled J. This publication’s cover will also be created using one of Rob’s photos.
In this book, the author has attempted to present a visually pleasing showcase of his brother-in-law’s fine photography without cluttering beauty with unneeded text.
The reader or viewer will begin to appreciate the photographer’s keen eye and impeccable, artistic vision, capturing nature in its splendor. Rob’s visual voice is subtle yet strong. To Rob, photography is a passion that he continues to pursue, spending countless hours waiting for the perfect sunlight, shade, or position of his subject before snapping the shots. There is a calm presence, possibly an innocence that emanates from his photography.
Simplicity will guide this project. The book’s contents will be divided into sections, such as Flowers, Plants, Landscapes, Trees, etc.
Rob and I hope you enjoy his marvelous photography.

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Below, you’ll find an updated list and banner of my books, some award-winning, plus a number of new ones, THE YELLOW BUS BOYS GO BLUE CANADA BOUND  AROUND THE CAMPFIRE WITHOUT FROM WITHIN: Poems by Ron Shaw, DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR, DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEIL DEUX, WITHOUT FROM WITHIN: DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEILS UN & DEUX, and DANS L’ABIME INTERIEUR RECUEILS UN & DEUX: WITHOUT FROM WITHIN  TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw , a short story entitled J , CHRISTMAS PAST: AN ANGEL’S STORY, and my short story J is within the anthology, SHORT & FUN STORIES published by Dorothy May Mercer of Mercer Publications are now available, SOUTHERN BREWED POETRY, THE REBOOTED, and PHOTOGRAPHY BY J. ROBERT SOSBY.

I have published a few more books since the previous listing. Below are two new banners of them.

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During the months of September and October 2016, four more works were published by me.

The first was a French language edition of my adult, erotica novel, RED. It was translated by Helene Leonard of France who had translated WITHOUT FROM WITHIN into French for me earlier in the year.

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AVERTISSEMENT : Virages dangereux, tournants et spirales mortelles, droit devant !

Vous êtes dûment avertis ci-dessus en gras et en rouge, que le récit qui va suivre est torride.
Le chapitre suivant ne convient pas à des lecteurs dont la sensibilité risquerait d’être fortement heurtée par ce qui se passe entre deux jeunes amoureux consentants. Si les narrations à fortes connotations sexuelles ne sont pas votre tasse de thé, alors refermez ce livre immédiatement.
Cette ardente rédaction a chamboulé l’auteur bien au-delà de son état de santé mentale, l’amenant proche d’une mort à laquelle il a finalement survécu.
Encore une fois, vous êtes AVERTIS que le récit passionné de RED, est enflammé d’un amour incandescent.
Et même si vous ne me croyez pas, cela ne me dérange aucunement… Lisez donc ce livre mes bonnes âmes !

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The next work to come was a Holiday novelette entitled, THANKS GIVING.

For one Georgia family, Thanksgiving 2016 looms, ominously.
After their last Thanksgiving together, surviving this one may well depend on a force beyond their control.
Thirteen for dinner this year fuels those with trepidations about attending another three-alarm affair.
Can they depend on an ambulance arriving on time this go around?
How many family members will be served a drumstick-less trip to the local Emergency Room?
Through the laughs, tears, and tragic moments, this THANKS GIVING may prove to be the best… or worst ever for one Georgia family.and two new arrivals, expecting normalcy.
You dare not miss this dinner bell!

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After my Thanksgiving tale, a collaborative book of poetry and photographs, POETRY EAST TO WEST, was published, featuring poems and photographs by Texas poet, Richard M. Knittle, Jr. and me with photographs by J. Robert Sosby.

The cover for this book was designed by me using an image from the Hubble telescope courtesy of NASA, ESA, HEIC, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STSci/AURA).

I’m Georgia author, Ron Shaw.
My good friend, Richard M. Knittle, Jr. of Texas, a multiple-time, No.1 bestselling author, and I present for your enjoyment a new collaborative book of poems and photographs entitled Poetry East To West.
This marvelous project spanning from Texas to Georgia contains incredible poetry and wonderful photographs of nature by Richard M. Knittle, Jr. and Atlanta photographer J. Robert Sosby’s photos of nature and wildlife.
Richard and I present two, very different, and distinct styles of poetry. Richard’s poems mainly concentrate on his personal relationship struggles, his victories, and brutal experiences in life. He writes about what is, what was, and hopefully, what may be. My poems take an entirely different path in an eclectic mix of mental meanderings about many subjects.
In these poems, the reader will find hope, strength, perseverance, love, humor, beauty, and tragedy as a small sampling of themes.
Richard and I are certain that you’ll enjoy and treasure these poems and photographs as much as we do and did in creating them.

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Within days of publishing POETRY EAST TO WEST, I published my initial box set, NOVELETTES AND SHORT STORIES,  containing four works, THE REBOOTED, THANKS GIVING, CHRISTMAS PAST: AN ANGEL’S STORY, and J.

This set of four books contains three, seasonal novelettes, The Rebooted, Thanks Giving, Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story, and one short story of love and inspiration entitled J.
The first of the novelettes, almost a novella in length, is a Halloween, horror, science fiction piece entitled The Rebooted.
At dusk, three, loud knocks at her front door scared the young, grief-stricken mother of four – the tale begins on Halloween’s eve, continuing – Huddling around her in front of a solitary space heater, Ann’s three children jumped, startling her even more. For a brief second, they shivered, fearing it was death itself that had come knocking.
Thanks Giving is a warm, humorous, and somewhat tragic Thanksgiving tale.
For one Georgia family, Thanksgiving 2016 looms, ominously.
After their last Thanksgiving together, surviving this one may well depend on a force beyond their control.
Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story is a novelette that will take you back to the 1950s in Atlanta, Georgia where one impoverished family prays for a better life and a real Christmas.
Travel back to 1958 with an angel on a mission to a Christmas Past, as we’re shown a heart-rending story of a destitute family who happiness and Christmas had all but passed over.
J is a contemporary short story with controversial themes of life, death, and rebirth. It’s a love story filled with intrigue, love, hope, and some tragedy.
Salvation can travel in mysterious ways, arriving through unlikely vessels…even while visiting a cemetery.

The cover for this box set was designed by me with the assistance of multiple award-winning, New Jersey author, Christina Paul using a Hubble Telescope image courtesy of NASA, ESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STSci/AURA).

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SPIRITED TALES was published this month with the lady authors and a short story by male author, D.A. Grady. The ladies represented are; Annie Acorn, Charlotte Kent, Peggy Teal, Susan Jean Ricci, Christina Paul, and Denise Hayes. it can be purchased at Amazon, kobo, Barnes & Noble, and iTunes.

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This month, May 2016, I was interviewed by Denise-Marie McIntosh on her marvelous Cable Television Shew, Fairy Tale Access. This is the YouTube link to my appearance where we discussed my books THE YELLOW BUS BOYS and THE YELLOW BUS BOYS GO BLUE: CANADA BOUND among other topics.

Thank you so much, Denise and Fairy Tale Access. It was great fun being with you.

Please, have a look at my recent Author Spotlight over at Merrie Housdon’s wonderful site, The Inspired Writers.

Merrie, thank you very much. You are an incredible lady.

Since God gave me the order to ‘write the book’ that became SEVEN FSH TREE, I haven’t stopped putting pen to paper. It has been a miraculous journey, so far. Many fine people have graced my path, and they continue to do so. Wonderful people have appeared as surely as the dream did and many of these under mysterious circumstances.

My writing travels have taken me to ArtistFirst Radio Network where I host a weekly, worldwide, Internet, radio show. My guests each week are amazing. They include authors, writers, storytellers, musicians, artists, and friends who’ve helped me throughout my life.

The show airs every Monday evening from 8 PM to 9 PM Eastern Standard Time. All past shows are are archived at my show website as well as here Ron Shaw Media and at Facebook site The Ron Shaw Show The Ron Shaw Show

Take the journey with me. Click into my show website and listen to all my past shows archived there at your leisure.

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I’m delighted to announce that The Ron Shaw Show was chosen as a CQ Award recipient for “Best Online Radio Show,” Creative Quarterly Magazine is out of the United Kingdom. I’m honored and humbled by their recognition of my incredible guests and my show. Thank you dearly Paul White and Creative Quarterly Magazine.

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Please, have fun cruising The Ron Shaw Show Pinterest Wall of Fame. This is where I showcase those who appear on my weekly radio show, as well as other interesting people from around the world.

You can usually find me on Twitter or Facebook where I hang out with tons of interesting, engaging friends. My Twitter name is @RonGizmo. At Facebook, find me as Ronnie Shaw (Home/Timeline), Author Ron Shaw, Seven Fish Tree and/or The Yellow Bus Boys.

I’ve also been active by invitation at these fine Websites and Blogs hosted by fellow authors:
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beezeebooks.com at The Bee writes…. Seven Fish Tree , Bee Zee Books Cramped Quarters Mary’s Trunk , Bee Zee Books The Yellow Bus Boys , Bee Zee Books Tranmutation  and an interview with owner Michael C. Smith.

My books are also shown and with “Buy” links at these sites; Wise Grey Owl, AUTHORSdb, Readers Gazette, Sneak Peek, Sneak Peak Home Page, iAuthor, and Goodreads.

Author, D.A. Grady’s Website where D.A. and I have a running blog of cop tales by the campfire.

Author, Merrie Housdon’s Inspired Writers Blog

My interview with Merrie Housdon at Inspired Writers.

Author Bee Halton’s Blog site appearances at  The Bee Talks With… Ron Shaw and Guest Post.

Author, Christina Paul’s Blog

Author, Basil Pearl’s Website and Blog

Podcast The Last Knock interview by William D. Prystauk, Jr. at crashpalaceproductions.com.

My first interview appearance on the podcast queen of the Netherland’s Talk2Cleo show at talk2cleo.com.

My second interview appearance on the Talk2Cleo podcast show.

This is my most recent interview with the guys at Awesomegang.  Awesomegang Interview

I’m certain that’s plenty of information about me at this time.

This spectacular writing journey continues.

Please visit my website and follow my blog where I’m sure our ghost Mary will appear at her whimsy. She may even blog herself.

Who knows where my stories will carry you!

Ron Shaw is an Atlanta, Georgia, native who currently resides in Gwinnett County, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. He attended Roosevelt High School in Atlanta and continued his education at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia for two years. Ron met his future wife in Atlanta after his second year at Mercer and transferred his junior year to Georgia State University.
In 1973, with new responsibilities, he became an Atlanta Police Officer while attending college full time. Ron attained a BA degree in English Literature from Georgia State University in 1974. He retired from the Atlanta Police Department in 1996 after a very fulfilling and personally satisfying career.
Ron is an award-winning cover designer, best-selling and prolific author, writing in a wide variety of genres. His novels are; Seven Fish Tree, The Yellow Bus Boys, Transmutation: The Life of a twisted Cop, RED, The Yellow Bus Boys Go Blue Canada Bound. He co-authored a novel with Texas author, D.A. Grady entitled Around The Campfire: Two Badge Toters’ Tales. Ron has three novellas and a short story in his paranormal/historical romance Cramped Quarters series, consisting of Mary’s Trunk, Mary’s Journey Begins, Mary’s Journey Continues, and Paul’s Story. His published short story, The Dead and the Dying, also appears in the horror anthology, Dark Tales. Another of Ron’s published short stories, J, also appears in the anthology, Short & Fun Stories. He has two books of poetry and superb photography (courtesy of his brother-in-law, J. Robert Sosby) Without From Within: Poems by Ron Shaw (available in English and French) and TraVerses: Poems by Ron Shaw. His latest work is a novelette, Christmas Past: An Angel’s Story.
You can find Ron hanging out and tweeting at @RonGizmo on Twitter, pinning at Pinterest as Ron Shaw, knocking about LinkedIn (Ron Shaw), tumblr Books by Ron Shaw, G+ (Ron Shaw) and friend him on Facebook at Author Ron Shaw or Ronnie Shaw. His website is ronshawmedia.com where he posts and blogs regularly. His website contains an eclectic mix of interesting, humorous, sad, and possibly whacky posts… blogs and otherwise.
Ron has contributed articles and blogs to various publications and websites such as Southern Magazine. He has been interviewed by Fairy Tale Access for cable television and featured on a number of podcast shows like The Last Knock crashpalaceproductions.com, Talk2Cleo @Talk2Cleo, Out of My Head Radio outofmyheadradio.com, Authors-First ArtistFirst Radio Network, and Poetry Because It Matters ArtistFirst Radio Network.
You can catch Ron live every third Monday night from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. as he hosts The Ron Shaw Show on ArtistFirst Radio Network at artistfirst.com/ronshaw.htm. He interviews exceptional guests, musicians, authors, entertainers, publishers, actors, celebrities, filmmakers, and storytellers from around the world. All of his past shows are archived at Ron’s website ronshawmedia.com, at his radio website, and at his Facebook page, The Ron Shaw Show.

Ron Shaw

Copyright 2015

7 Responses to About

  1. Sheri Wilkinson says:

    Nice!

    • ronshaw says:

      Hi, Sheri. Thank you for visiting my site and blog. I hope you enjoyed it and that you’ll come back often. Your comments are greatly appreciated.
      If you’re interested, check my past radio shows out through the hyperlinks along the right side of my website home page. My guests from around the globe are amazing!
      Thanks again. I appreciate you.

  2. Ann Farrugia says:

    Please subscribe me

    • ronshaw says:

      Hi, Ann. Thank you for visiting my website. I appreciate your interest, but at tis time, I do not have a newsletter. Writing books and keeping up with my weekly radio show is all I can handle at this time. I hope you’ll continue to check the site out because my blog posts will show up from time to time. I hope you’ll bookmark me for future visits.
      Your contact and comments are very much appreciated.

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  4. bee says:

    What’s up, just wanted to say, I loved this post.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!
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    • ronshaw says:

      Hi, Bee. Nothing much happening now down this way other than writing and doing my radio show.
      Thanks so much for visiting my site and leaving a message. Your comments are very much appreciated.
      Visit and write often. I love to hear from you.

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