Meet Ronovan

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I’m an Author of a debut novel Amber Wake: Gabriel Falling, a historical adventure set in 1705 from London, England to Caribbean I co-wrote with PS Bartlett. As one reviewer says, “this is not your typical pirate tale! It’s BETTER!”  One recent review said “I LOVED it! It was a perfect segue from nonfiction to fiction.” I’m a writer of History and of Romance. Sometimes those two crossover.

I am a Writer in a more traditional sense as well as being an author. I’ve learned that I can write about anything. Give me a topic and usually within an hour or two I’ll have a thousand words or so. Maybe I will become a freelance writer. I don’t know. I’m not sure who would hire the rambling randomness that I am. As I let the fingers fly I enjoy the article writing more and more.

I have three sites right now.

Right here on Ronovan Writes.

What do you get from this site?

I give my imaginations, creations, and tips. You thought I would rhyme there. Wrong. I tried but failed in the split second I thought about it. That’s my attention span.

You’ll find various genres under the categories on the Home page as well as articles on Writing and Blogging.

As for my articles, I’ll warn you I usually get right to the point. I like short and quick reads on Blogs so I try to create them as well, although I’m not opposed to going long if something hits me.

For my fiction offerings on this site you’ll find a blurring of part historian, and part paranormal all mixed in with an attempt at that effortless romanticism of F. Scott Fitzgerald. In other works you are bound to get just about anything but it will be entertaining…if you’re agreeable.

Blog Schedule

Monday: Posting of the Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt Challenge at 8:00 AM EST.

Wednesday: I co-host a quote and writing event on with Colleen Chesebro. It’s called Writer’s Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge. You pick a quote that matches the theme and write about the author, the meaning of the quote to you, or a piece of writing of your own with the quote in mind. Photography is welcomed as well.

Friday: I post the prompt for Friday Fiction with Ronovan Writes. Also, the link/review is published of the previous week’s entries.

Sunday: Sunday has a new bi-weekly series out called Ask Ronovan. You fill out the form with a question and I answer it. It’s easier than you think and my answering is hopefully entertaining. This just started on 4/10/16. Questions can be about anything. I do blogging, writing, cooking, parenting, romance, friendship, or you can ask about the Southern Culture I live in here in the United States.

Where Else Am I?

I founded a site called Lit World Interviews where I have gathered some talented people together to help promote authors and provide advice and tips about writing, publishing and every part of the literary world possible.

There is, of course, my author site,

The Books That Shaped My Reading Mind

The written word has been part of my life for as long as I can remember and my influences have been varied throughout my stay here on earth:

In the beginning there were, the animal friends from Richard Scarry and a beautifully illustrated Grimm’s Fairy Tales book.

But then we all grow up and find books such as Walter Farley’s Black Stallion books and the mysteries of The Hardy Boys, Nancy Drew, Bobbsey Twins, and even Trixie Belden. And I cannot leave out Tom Swift books you can’t really find in many libraries today.

Then school introduces you to, Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn and you discover Puddin’ Head Wilson and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Being Southern you read Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, yes I am still a man after reading it, and if you have a problem well . . . Frankly my dear . . . Tomorrow is another day. And on my own during my middle grades C.S. Lewis entered my world and Narnia came to my wardrobe.

And who could resist Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Tolkien, and Conan Doyle? Sherlock Holmes might know the answer to that mystery.

Then we enter the escapism from life with; Agatha Christie, Clive Cussler, Lilian Jackson Braun, and Jim Butcher. My apologies to Stephen King, I admire him but I like to sleep at night. And I cannot leave out the master works of John Gardner from his run with James Bond to his Secret Generations and Herbie Krueger offerings and Moriarty Trilogy. How he could bring history to life with words was simply amazing. Do not worry, I enjoyed the Harry Potter series and Hunger Games and I recommend Graceling by Kristin Cashore, but to get to the ‘me’ that began to write I mentioned the ones that came before.

Most recently I’ve come to enjoy the work of Claire Fullerton, an author of a wonderful Contemporary Literature Novel Dancing to an Irish Reel.

What kind of man does this produce?

Being what is called a Southern Gentleman, which is something one may be born with a right to but must earn through the years, I long for the ability to convey the images through word of how sunshine glosses the dark leaves of a magnolia tree as the scent of the snow white blossoms drift lazily with the breeze and clings to the sun-kissed hair of one who is a lady in every word but action.

I’m still working on achieving how to write romantically, and some day I will get there. But inevitably the magnolia tree is destroyed by some disaster in the middle of a science fiction, fantasy, or some other adventure I come up with. Perhaps there is a persecution thing I have against creating something beautiful and delicate?

History Teaching and the Love of Cultures

I have been a teacher of History and life and have enjoyed involvement with young people in some form or fashion my entire professional career. You could say young life is my life.

As for the History Teaching portion, I taught in an Alternative School as well as other schools. This was a bit different than what you might be thinking of. My classes usually consisted of 30-45 students of ages 15-50+. There were no typos there, folks. This school consisted of students that were of the type that: a) I go here or go to prison, b) I want to graduate high school early and need a class, c) I moved from another state and need a class, d) I was kicked out of regular school for (insert reason), or e) I am a grown adult with grandchildren and I want a High School diploma just like they have. These students were all in the same class room and I never had any trouble with them.

The Southern United States, and especially a University town, offers a diverse assortment of cultures and I love them all. I am probably the most accepting person of cultures that you will ever find. I love to learn about other places and their customs. Every moment is an opportunity to learn and to develop an idea to put down into words.

Boring Things

I conducted trainings in the business world to show people how to be better communicators.

I spent several years creating a department in a marketing environment while conducting data analysis of how ad campaigns generated responses.

I sold life insurance but was too honest and ended up helping elderly people stop having to pay for something they already had paid up for. My Heart was bigger than my Desire for money to eat on.

Fibromyalgia & Ailments

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia not long ago, although they’ve determined I’ve had it for at least eight years while treating the symptoms. Yes it takes that long sometimes. But when nothing works they eventually get around to a diagnoses. Having Fibromyalgia influences much of my poetry but never worry when reading, it is my release. Now doesn’t that make you want to read those particular poems?

Click here to read a little more detail about my Fibromyalgia and other problems. I call them problems. Maybe they are ailments, physical disabilities, things.

Why am I here?

I’m glad you finally made it around to that question. I’m here to blog about writing and whatever comes to my mind. I want to share my world as I rediscover it after having lost part of it not long ago in a mind jarring way. I have a new perspective of life that few will ever get to have and I don’t intend to waste it sitting idly by while withering away. I have Fibromyalgia, apparently for at least nine years now, but only recently diagnosed, and writing is my outlet and therapy.

I am an encourager thus if you share a blog with me I may very well comment and encourage honestly. I am one that goes by a great Word that says let your yes mean yes and your no mean no, in other words, honesty.

Thanks for visiting and making it this far into my ramblings. If you have any thoughts or questions please feel free to contact me in whichever way you choose. In addition to the comment form here and comment fields, you can also reach me at ronovanwrites (at) gmail (dot) com.

Follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Do you know what I like about Twitter? Of course not. I like using it to know when all of my favorite blogs have the latest articles come out. It’s almost like an alarm clock of sorts. And it’s a place I can have a conversation with people without sharing it in the comments of an article that has nothing to do with the conversation.

For #10 Fun Facts About me, click here.



Pretty much everything you’ve read here today came from journals/notebooks I’ve kept. I don’t remember any of these things with a very few exceptions.

483 thoughts on “Meet Ronovan

  1. Hi Ronovan,
    I am glad I explored your blog, it is amazing. I completely love what I’ve seen/read so far. I look forward to read and learn from your posts.

    Kind regards
    RV 🙂


  2. Hi Ron,

    This is a bit short notice but Belsbor just did a Virtual Blog Tour and featured me as one of the bloggers, here is the link: for my turn I would very much like if you would agree to participate on being featured. If you do choose to participate you have to do the same thing as the post belsbor did so (as copied as pasted from his rules he sent me):
    Mine will be posted on the 23rd. And on our VBT, we will have the honor to feature 3 outstanding blogger friends and include a brief description of their blog or short bio of the blogger (2-3 sentences). Then, answer the questions the best we can.
    1. What am I working on?
    2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
    3. Why do I write/create what I do?
    4. How does my writing/creating process work?
    In our posts, we will have to mention the person who invited us. In my case, it is Imelda.
    This is the schedule of the corresponding posts:
    mine – June 23
    yours – June 30
    your 3 friends’ – July 7th
    their taggees’ – July 14th and so on
    If you have more questions, feel free to ask.

    Let me know if you accept so I can feature you 🙂 Hope you do! -Kind Regards ~ Neha


  3. One of the best ‘About’ pages I’ve read. We share a lot of similarities, including the life insurance thing 🙂 I’m still calling myself a writer, as I’ve not authored anything but blog posts yet, but it is taking shape (or shape-shifting, not certain).

    I’ll be a new follower – can’t wait to see where you go!


    • Thank you very much. I went my own way on the page, sort of against what they pros say to do, but I thought people should know what they were getting into when following me. 🙂 I am so sorry you had the insurance experience as well. 😦 🙂 I think a writer’s life is a shape-shifting life. I have no idea when I start typing what’s going to happen next.
      Thank you for following. Much Appreciated. Really.


  4. And now you know why mine is so brief…I like to sneak up on folks 🙂

    I ended up with people that told me their life problems over coffee and homemade muffins, but very little sales.

    And now back to helping newbies! Take care, see you in the ‘comments’ (or funny papers)



  5. […] Ronovanwrites: Ron is an author and a versatile blogger whom I have come to admire as someone who can connect with his audience at a personal level through the content of his posts. He is very informative and I encourage all bloggers (especially new ones) to visit his blogs for some great tips and links for writing, and to get some great encouragement. His writing is genuine, he states , “I want to share my world as I rediscover it after having lost part of it not long ago in a mind jarring way”, and though it is sad to learn that he had to go through that experience, I am glad we get to to see the world he shares through his blog, as it is indeed memorable.  […]


  6. I’ve decided to stop blogging on three of my four WordPress blogs here on (at least for the moment). Since you were subscribing to some of them, I thought you might like to check out my homepage instead. You can take a look at it here: There’s a Swedish version too, if you’re interested. I also have some vegan homepages, but I’m guessing you won’t be interested in those.

    I’ll still be blogging on VeganLynx here as well, and will of course still follow your blog.


  7. I have nominated you for the Premio Dardos Award, which recognizes cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values in the form of creative and original writing. Thank you for showing excellence in your writing. I continue to learn from your excellent example. Colleen, from P. S. Thanks for everything you do for me. ❤


  8. […] Ronovan is one person that I hold in high esteem. He’s so generous, thoughtful and talented. Ronovan has more blogs than I could ever manage! He writes passionate poetry, as well as comedic ones. Author interviews and book reviews are included in his repertoire. When you visit him sample everything on his menu. You’ll come away satisfied. […]


  9. Ronovan, I see you have been over to visit me today and left some likes behind. I thank you. I have been following you a while. At least I have been in some of your haiku events. You have such an active blog. Always I find things I would like to get into. I’ll be back.

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  10. […] Ronovan Hester is a writer living near Athens, Ga, home of his alma mater, The University of Georgia, where he received a B.S.Ed. in History Education. Ronovan puts his love of history and his over 20 years of writing experience to use in his debut Historical Adventure set in 1705 England, American Colonies, and Caribbean co-authored with P.S. Bartlett. […]


  11. Well I loved your ‘ramblings’ – I found them fun and interesting and you have a great energy about you. I am not sure what your diagnoses is or what that means… but I would like to extend my well wishes and healing thoughts to you… Thank you for visiting my blog today – I’m sure i’ll be back here some more as it looks like you have some wonderful content! xx

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