The wind is fierce, and so I punch hard.
I enjoy reading writers like Walt Whitman, E.E. Cummings, William Shakespeare, John Keats, and William Carlos Williams - and writers like Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Charles Dickens, D.H. Lawrence, William Somerset Maugham, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Thomas Hardy, Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Fante, Anton Chekov, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I'm also a native of Brooklyn so of course I also love Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, Henry David Thoreau, Truman Capote, Jack Kerouac, and Carl Sagan, and Charles Bukowsky, also, Hunter S. Thomson. (My apologies to all the others I've left out, especially Plato and Robert Frost). I read constantly for years and then I wrote my heart out. Everyone's given up on me, but I remain undaunted, moreover, I believe that literature helps us all to lead more fulfilled lives.
Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY U.S.A.
Accomplishments: I'm your basic underachiever who's somehow managed to write a few good books. I also believe that the reward of following your bliss is what counts. Plus it's the deeper and more difficult path to follow. "Love what you do and do what you love" is my personal credo. Still, it would be nice to win a Pulitzer Prize. In lieu of that I have recently won the poet of the month at www.wordsport.com. I am also a four time winner of the Editor's Choice Award from The National Library of Poetry. But always bear in mind that some of our most celebrated writers and poets never won an award. Which reminds me, my novel, A Wicked Twist Of Fate is now featured on Award Sites.com. You never know when lightning will strike!
|A Wicked Twist Of Fate by Ron Dondiego|
"A Wicked Twist of Fate" is a short novel that takes place in Manhattan in the late 1940's. It has been reviewed favorably at MyShelf.com by Jen Oliver. As a novel of dark desire and some graphic violence, it does seem to elicit some strong emotions from its readers. But it's an honest book with real blood and guts characters that drive the plot forward. I hope its readers will enjoy it for wh...
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Night Of The Werewolf by Ron Dondiego
I guess the point of this story is that there's a little bit of werewolf or vampire in everybody. So I think of it as a modern day parable about what is dark and beastly in human nature. ...
A Ghost In The House (from fables and Other Oddities of the Imagination) by Ron Dondiego
Edgar Allan Poe came to me in a dream and said, "This is phantasmagoria." Who was I to argue with the master? I used his idea in the middle part of this story. Was I scared? You bet! ...
The Diary (A Screenplay) by Ron Dondiego
Perhaps some things are better left unsaid, or, in Leslie's case, unread....
The Face And Other Fantastic Tales by Ron Dondiego
The Face is the first short story in my collection: "The Face and Other Fantastic Tales." It tells the story of a painter and a model and how their lives become interwoven after he paints her portrait...
Nicole's Date by Ron Dondiego
"Oh, you must meet him. He is just so b-e-a-u--t-i-f-u-l." Anna draws out the word beautiful until she herself is breathless. She thinks, the world is so unspontaneous. I might as well impart a...
Lightning Rod by Ron Dondiego
I was trying to imagine what the last victim of "The Electric Chair" would be like. How would he meet his end? This is what I came up with - and the end is indeed a jolt!...
The House of The Dead by Ron Dondiego
Are the demons of your dreams just illusions? Or are they spirits from "The House of The Dead?" ...
When Strangers Meet by Ron Dondiego
I guess you can call this an off beat love story....
Prose, Poems, and Private Reflections by Ron Dondiego
You can view four poems from this collection at xlibris.com...
The Black Crows by Ron Dondiego
Their black wings
The Letter by Ron Dondiego
These are the lyrics to one of my songs, which I have performed and uploaded as guitaristrondondiego on http:www.youtube.com...
If A Song Could Rise by Ron Dondiego
Love is a beautiful achievement in a society such as ours....
A Million Faces In The Crowd by Ron Dondiego
My latest song on youtube.com...
BLOOD MONEY by Ron Dondiego
I think it's a shame that human history is so steeped in blood....
The Preachers by Ron Dondiego
Oh, the preachers
How they preach their sermons
To the wind
Speaking of love and lust and sin
But ah, the naked soul of me
Like a wayward cloud,
Simply drifts away .....
The Good Shepherd by Ron Dondiego
He was always there for me. I just didn't know it....
Rain by Ron Dondiego
Autumn by Ron Dondiego
It's a mysterious season of mists!...
Young Girl's Mistake by Ron Dondiego
Mistakes can be fixed if two people really love each other....
Stranger by Ron Dondiego
I re-read this poem and thought that it deserved to closer to the top of this collection. I hope you agree....
Take Me by Ron Dondiego
I wish she would......
The Night Becomes Her by Ron Dondiego
What is of the flesh will eventually fade, but what is born of spirit grows on and on into eternity. ...
Acrophobia by Ron Dondiego
This is about the fear that holds us back from discovering love and our true nature. It is also the title poem to my new collection of poems: Acrophobia: A Collection of Love Poems. Now online just ab...
Love Conquers by Ron Dondiego
Love will conquer,
Cities will rise,
Cities will fall
Armies will arise and march
Into battle, lay waste the land
Necromancer by Ron Dondiego
Just a little experimentation ... really....
Falling Into You by Ron Dondiego
I can not account for the cruelty
Of the human heart - the unbridled hatred
That runs rampant across the deserts
Of blood stained sands
But there are voices in the wind -
Love's Body by Ron Dondiego
It's deeper the second time around .......
The Otherside by Ron Dondiego
A Difficult Moment by Ron Dondiego
Certain Victory by Ron Dondiego
The Power of Water by Ron Dondiego
Have you ever wondered what true power means? ...
Days by Ron Dondiego
Scents by Ron Dondiego
Chalked Body by Ron Dondiego
On Freedom Of Expression by Ron Dondiego
This is an essay on freedom of expression and the first amendment and what that means to me personally, and as an American citizen....
One Day of Peace? by Ron Dondiego
Not so much peace these days - just intolerence and more and more war....
A Hero? by Ron Dondiego
1984 by Ron Dondiego
Do you think 1984 could be considered a horror novel, or possibly science fiction?...
Read an interview about Acrophobia by Ron Dondiego
You might find this interview highly insightful. It's not only about my book, it's about my philosophy on poetry in general. (Use the search word: Acrophobia)...
An Interview With Ronald S. Dondiego by Ron Dondiego
iuniverse.com talks with Ronald S. Dondiego, author of Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination....
Hunter S. Thomson by Ron Dondiego
A Great Soul.......
Let Me Be The One by Ron Dondiego
First music video featuring one of my songs....
Acrophobia, has now gone kindle. by Ron Dondiego
Acrophobia: a collection of love poems has now gone kindle on amazon.com...
Some People goes active. by Ron Dondiego
My cd Some People has now gone active on the cd baby website....
A RAVE REVIEW by Ron Dondiego
A happy horror writer....
Check out my music! by Ron Dondiego
Look for my album, "Living For Myself," on iTunes.com and Amazon.com and many other online music stores....
eMusic now has My Music by Ron Dondiego
It's all happening so fast!...
The Possessed Goes Hard by Ron Dondiego
It's selling hard!...
The Possessed For Less by Ron Dondiego
The Possessed is now on sale at www.PublishAmerica.com for only $6.99 - now that's a buy!...
Internet Slander by Ron Dondiego
Does it exist?...
New Screenplay by Ron Dondiego
I'm hard at work....
The Possessed by Ron Dondiego
Can now be ordered on the Publish America website. Free copies can be obtained by reviewers!...
The Possessed by Ron Dondiego
The Possessed has now found a publisher! More news will be coming in the near future....
The difficulties of love by Ron Dondiego
A difficult time ......
Still Writing by Ron Dondiego
It still persists......
Acrophobia: A Collection of Love Poems by Ron Dondiego
Quite the holiday buy!...
Okay UK by Ron Dondiego
A Prophet Without Honor...
A Bargain? by Ron Dondiego
A cool buy......
Things Fall Apart by Ron Dondiego
No real news today, or any other day....
Acrophobia Makes Waves! by Ron Dondiego
My Poetry collection, Acrophobia: A Collection of Love Poems is doing especially well on Amazon.ca. Thankyou Canada for noticing!...
Read Night of The Werewolf by Ron Dondiego
Fables Soars to Number 1 position at Amazon.co.uk by Ron Dondiego
Yes! It's true my short story collection: "Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination" soared to the number 1 position on Amazon.co.uk. Not bad for a boy from Brooklyn, N.Y.!...
Acrophobia is now online! by Ron Dondiego
"Acrophobia: A Collection Of Love Poems" is now available on many online bookstores....
New Venue For A Wicked Twist Of Fate by Ron Dondiego
Amazon.ca has picked up A Wicked Twist Of Fate and is shipping it within 2-3 days....
A Raging Debate Over POD Revolution. by Ron Dondiego
Beware of one star reviewers on Amazon who might be trying to undermine the POD publishing revolution!...
terrortales.org publishes A Ghost In The House by Ron Dondiego
The prestigious Terror Tales online ezine has just published A Ghost In The House....
You can subscribe to my youtube channel, if you like.
You can also sample my music here. They have SOME PEOPLE streaming.
This is a great website for reviews of horror books. My novel, The Possessed has now been reviewed by www.MonsterLibrarian.com. You can read it there if you like.
I did these videos to share what I've been into musically these days. Check them out if have the time.
I have a novel and other works available on Amazon.com, bn.com, etc. My novel's entitled: "A Wicked Twist Of Fate." Look for a review about it by Jen Oliver on MyShelf.com. It's film noir influenced and has a tragic/twisted ending. I also have written a book of poetry published with www.Xlibris.com. It's entitled Prose, "Poems, And Private Reflections." It's my best work to date in the realm of poetry. And, if you're into short stories, please feel free to browse through Fables and Other Oddities of The Imagination at www.iuniverse.com. Also, my latest short story collection: "The Face and Other Fantastic Tales" is currently available on Amazon.com, bn.com, and borders.com as well as other online booksellers. It's also possible to purchase it directly from my publisher www.authorhouse.com. All in all, I'd like to say that it's a great honor to finally fulfill my dream and make my books available to the general reading public, in whom I place my implicit trust. If anything I've done is worthwhile I'm sure it will eventually find an audience of great readers!
The Possessed is now available from www.PublishAmerica.com. - and other booksellers. So far it's been very well received by readers and reviewers alike. Thanks. Ron
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