Ron Has Won Elixir Press’s 2020 National Competition
for an unpublished book of fiction
Ron’s collection of stories, Far West, will be published in 2022. All of the stories take place in America’s far west, with the exception of two stories that take place even farther west, in the American-dominated Marshall Islands. These stories explore the themes of “frontier” and American ambition, especially as framed by the now mythical American dream. Although the characters in these stories struggle mightily, none of them are totally defeated, much less destroyed. In other words, despite our hard times, Ron remains an optimist.