Michigan Author Ronald L. Herron Wins Consecutive Book Awards
Michigan author Ronald L. Herron, who won a Readers Favorite Gold Medal in 2012 for his debut young adult adventure, the dramatic novel "Reichold Street," is at it again. On September 1, 2013 his short-story collection "Zebulon" was awarded the 2013 Readers Favorite Silver Medal in the young adult fantasy genre.
Reviewer Tamara L. of Readers Favorite said Herron is "a highly imaginative authorwith a great sense of wit and style and the ability to weave a story together with a bit of havoc and heart" She also added "this is an assortment of tales with all the right elements necessary to make a short-story click. The pages flow easily and we meet some interesting characters and the dilemmas they face."
Herron graduated from Monteith College, the former honors program at Wayne State University in Detroit, and earned an MBA from Michigan State. He worked for several of the world's largest advertising agencies and had a long career in public relations and marketing with General Motors. He lives in Michigan with his wife, the youngest of his three sons, an ugly mortgage and one enormous cat.
"I never had enough time to properly devote to it before," said Herron, "although I've been writing and submitting stories since I was seventeen. I sold a few stories and collected a lot of rejection slips, but only a few of my friends ever knew I even wrote fiction. I'm delighted to finally have my book efforts so well received."
This year's official award presentation by Readers Favorite CEO Debra Gaynor will be November 23, 2013, during the 30th Annual International Book Fair in Miami.