Ronald L. Smith grew up on Air Force bases and has lived in Japan, Maine, Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina, Delaware, Washington, DC, Illinois, and a bunch of other places he doesn’t remember. After reading Ray Bradbury’s R is for Rocket and Eleanor Cameron’s Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet, he fell in love with books. He likes movies, food, art, dark forests, and bad TV shows. He’s written television commercials for cars, cereal, laundry detergent, cheeseburgers, car insurance, airlines, hotels, and some kind of fancy cognac. Hoodoo is his debut middle-grade novel.
Ron likes writing for kids and young adults because they’re smarter than grown-ups. He lives in Maryland.
Photo by Erik Kvalsvik