Ronald L. Smith
AUTHOR OF Black Panther: The Young Prince, The Mesmerist and Hoodoo
Bio: Ronald L. Smith grew up on Air Force Bases and have lived in Japan, Maine, Alabama, Michigan, Washington, DC, South Carolina, Delaware and a bunch of other places he doesn't remember. As a kid he read a lot of books, especially fantasy and science fiction, and this inspired his lifelong love of the fantastical. He always knew he would be some sort of writer, and as an adult, he found himself drawn to the world of advertising. He thought it was nice to make a living as a real writer, working on big-budget TV commercials and traveling all over the world. For many years Ronald was in the advertising world, selling everything from cheeseburgers to cars to airlines. He now writes fiction full-time, but misses the fancy hotels and restaurants from his advertising days.