Over the last 25 years, Ron has worked as a ghost writer on two national best-selling books and his freelance writing has appeared in several regional publications including Texas Business, Texas Monthly, Jacksonville Magazine, Beson Publications and The Florida Times-Union.
Ron released his first book of fiction in 2010 with the introduction of ‘businessman-turned-spy’ Parker Glynn in Second Strike, which takes place in the months after the 9/11 attacks. This was followed by Doppelgänged in 2012, then by a third Parker Glynn Thriller, Free Surface Effect, published by Ingram Books in 2017.
He's also released two short stories featuring Glynn: The Devil You Don't and Seized Desires. Both were released as e-books and are only available on this website.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Ron received a journalism degree from Georgia State University in 1982, and started his writing career as a reporter with CNN Radio in Atlanta and later moved to Dallas to join the staff at the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Journal as a reporter and researcher. read more
He entered the public relations profession in 1986 when he joined the Dallas Chamber of Commerce as a media relations manager. Since that time, he has been a publications editor and media manager for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, served as the Olympic Information Officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority during the Centennial Olympic Games, served as the spokesman for Jacksonville s electric authority, JEA, along with Visit Jacksonville, the city s tourism agency. Ron also served as a field public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, periodically assigned to disasters throughout the U.S.
Ron's career also includes managing three public relations consulting firms he founded: WhittCom, Inc. in Atlanta and Whittington & Associates, LLC, and Whittington PR in Jacksonville, Florida, where he continues working in the public relations industry today. He previously worked with London-based Mulberry Marketing and Public Relations as a senior account representative and as an account director for the Tampa-based firm PRmediaNow from 2016 - 2020.
Ron continues to write fiction and nonfiction, and is currently writing his fourth Parker Glynn Thriller, In Disguise of the Storm.
He and his family reside in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.