From Washington State, Robert traveled far and wide, with an early career in the theatre, having been lured to London, where he lived off and on for several years. He earned a Ph.D. in communication arts on an acting fellowship in classic repertory theatre. He taught performance of literature at City University of New York, and he directed two plays Off Broadway: a comedy about George Bernard Shaw and a concert docudrama on Albert Einstein at Lincoln Center.
His writing has appeared in academic as well as popular publications, including Channels in Communications, Scene4 Magazine, Desert Leaf Magazine and Tucson Dog Magazine. He has a blog, Fireside Notes, on his website, RobertRonningAuthor.com.
His just published adventure novel, Wild Call to Boulder Field, will have a sequel with the same characters.
One of his proudest achievements is rescuing, or helping to rescue, more than a few lost dogs. He lives in Tucson with his wife Kathleen, where he has taught writing. He has the good fortune to summer in a cabin in Arizona’s White Mountains, just a daily dog walk to the Sitgreaves National Forest, where coyotes, bears, wild horses, and other creatures are often spotted.