This writer is looking for an agent.
I am the founder of the Detroit Art Review, where I write art criticism for a living: See http://www.detroitartreview.com Here, under the name Ron Scott, I use my middle name for this work.
Writing Sample: Here is a new short story. http://fictionaut.com/stories/ron-teachworth/solar. It is about a technician who works on a solar farm and picks up, what looks like bacteria, on a fallen meteorite that hits a solar panel. Much more is to come when he gets back to the base station with his specimen. In addition, at fictionaut there is Henry's Moment.
I have retained the rights to all of my writing, and seeking professional representation.
2016 - I am working on a new novel, Tell Me the Story of Wounded Knee. - Malia is a young middle school student living on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota and attending the Red Cloud School. When her social studies teacher describes the event at Wounded Knee, reading verbatim from his textbook description, he describes the incident as a battle. Malia, prompted by her classmate friend Jesse, she decides to ask her full- blooded Sioux mother about what really happened in December of 1890 at Wounded Knee. All of this takes place while her teacher, a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, make plans with his clan to abduct and kill two Native American men.
2015 - The new debut novel, The Annunciation, published by Westbow Press, 9.2014 http://goo.gl/oydZQP which is receiving good reviews at the publisher's site and at Amazon. Here is a review at BookLook Blogger, a Harper Collins review site: : http://goo.gl/Uq1QUy
The work is a commercial novel, described as a religious thriller, that incorporates Pope John Paul, and Leonardo da Vinci. Here is the synopsis:
The Annunciation begins in Bucharest during the mid 1990’s. The secret, radical and conservative group, the Piagnoni, prepare their surrogate to assassinate Pope John Paul II. In Florence, Italy, a group of religious students from Detroit have joined an Art Restoration Fellowship at San Marco convent, studying and assisting in the restoration of frescos by the famous painter Fra Angelico. Two young students in the fellowship, seminarian Finn McNelis and Felician sister Olivia Gianetti, fall in love, testing the commitment they made to their Catholic faith. Meanwhile, their most-liked professor worries about new evidence linking Leonardo da Vinci to the discredited Savaronola, a fanatic 15th century friar revered by the Piagnoni. When Pope John Paul ll visits the San Marco convent to view the newly restored Fra Angelico frescos, Finn heroically thwarts the assassination attempt. The Vatican rewards him with an attractive position, and he his forced to make life-challenging decisions.
My new novel, The Annunciation, was just recognized as a Finalist (short list) for best Religious Fiction, by Next Generation Indie Book Awards http://www.indiebookawards.com/2015_winners_and_finalists.p… There were four novels in the finalist category. The competition was held for writers in the United States and Canada.
2013 - Beyond: A Collection of Metaphysical Short Stories was created using CreateSpace. http://goo.gl/2W9tQ Here is a synopsis.
Beyond’s Young Adult short stories cross cultures and take place in settings from North America to Europe. A metaphysical / religious motif binds the collection, and stories are set in times dating back to 1932—when swing dancing was the rage—to a recent state science competition in New Mexico. “Play” deals with a girl’s attempt to mitigate her feelings about violence in the home; in “Callanish Stones”, a young boy is found on a remote beach in Scotland, barely alive; “Finding Edith Allen” centers on a young woman in search of her birth mother; and “Mont. St. Michel” tells the story of a child raised by a Bishop in France. The stories mix male and female protagonists with families and friends, often in school settings. The collection was just recognized in 2015 Shelf Unbound National Writing Competition. See http://goo.gl/75Q3Y0 Page 86
2012 - The Mound is set in Pinson, Tennessee. The novella is a coming of age mystery for young adults. Synopsis: During the summer between fifth and sixth grade, Ethan Hinsdale wanted to build a tree house in a tree on elevated ground. He didn't expect to find that his choice turned out to be an ancient Native American Mound. Ethan and best friend, Rachel are in search of a way to return a prize-winning sheep that has gone missing. They seek the advice of Chogan, an elderly Cherokee, who says to them, "I know all the mounds... the large conical mound that you speak of, is a resting place where the hawk flies and the bear sleeps. And I should warn you, be careful and respectful around the Mound. It has powers we don't fully understand."
2010 - Two Stones is a children's story https://lnkd.in/bRxva3U This 36 page picture book uses B&W Polaroid negative photos and has a video companion with a voice over and an audio track. I used Xlibris to produce what I consider a design / prototype. It tells a simple story of how a young girl feels when her parents argue. The interior pages are illustrated using universal symbols with a glossary at the end. I also produced a video with a voice over that reads the text, with images and effects. Way ahead of it's time it seems.
2008 - Contest of Speed: Set in Detroit 1964, this screenplay is a coming of age story about a young boy, Ray Bianco, who races his heart out on the streets of the motor city. Racing Go-carts at thirteen, by the time Ray graduates from high school he’s tuning massive Chevy fuel injected engines, adjusting acres of hand-rubbed chrome, as the smokes billows from the extra wide rear slick tires. Loses girl, wins girl, the story is peppered with major muscle car racing scenes. Treatment available.
1985 - Going Back: Wrote and Directed this feature for Vestron Pictures, starring Bruce Campbell. DVD distributed by Inferno Films, 2010.