Interview With Author Ron Clark
Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I received my pharmacy degree from the University of Texas in Austin and practiced for 42 years before retiring. I began writing in 2013 and published my first book, Israel’s Treasure in 2015. I have now written two books, Israel’s Treasure and Blind Peril. Blind Peril was published this year, 2023 and gratefully I just received my first review which was five stars.
I now live in Rockport, TX with my wife, Kitty, who is a retired teacher and just published her first children’s book, Murray’s Adventures this year.
I enjoy fishing, hunting, volunteering at our church, and riding motorcycles
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book is “Blind Peril”, story concerning a possible attack on a group of priest candidates in Israel. Articles from the Temple Institute in Jerusalem about the training of new priests inspired the story. Some day, Israel will build the third Temple on Mount Zion and the final stages of Bible prophecy will unfold.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
What is unusual? The one habit is one you hear about often, let your characters come alive in your imagination along with the story line. I do often gaze at a picture of my wife I keep on my desk next to the computer.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
The Bible and its prophecy provide a lot of my inspiration, so that’s forty authors. Tim LeHaye and Jerry Jenkins ( the Left Behind series), and early Stephen King writings such as The Stand also have a great influence on me.
What are you working on now?
I’m just letting my mind wander, looking for inspiration at the moment.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Awesome Gang is a good promotional site, however, many sites will get an author attention but they fall short on garnering sales.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
My advice for authors is don’t fall for “vanity press” publishing houses (Tate Publishing is a perfect example of a fraud) or “self publishing” firms that require up-front money. They aren’t necessarily scams, but they cost a lot of money.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
The best advice for an author I ever heard was from John D McDonald, “If you want to write a book, then write.” Also, from Stephen King, “If you want to be an author, you’ve got to read a lot.”
What are you reading now?
I read the Bible daily, but for entertainment value I am reading “Two Days in Caracas” by Luana Ehrlich.
What’s next for you as a writer?
What’s next? I want to write another novel, probably action/adventure with mystery thrown in for good measure. Still waiting for that inspiration to hit me.
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
I would take my Bible, “The God Portal” by Tim Ferguson, “The Visitation” by Frank Peretti, and “The Stand” by Stephen King.
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