Author Biography

The following is a brief chronological biography of Ron Stotynback-cover-photo1:

  • My full name given at birth is Ronald Irwin Stotyn, born June 6, 1947
  • Born in Lethbridge, Alberta and lived in Nobleford, Alberta till I was about 8
  • Parents moved me and a brother to Calgary, Alberta about 1955
  • Graduated from Viscount Bennett High School in 1965
  • Worked for United Grain Growers in Calgary and High River, Alberta for about 3 years
  • Worked for a Pharmacy and a Photographer in Lethbridge, Alberta for about 5 years total.
  • Worked simultaneously, part time, for CJOC Radio in Lethbridge, Alberta as a news stringer
  • Worked for CKPG radio and television in Prince George, British Columbia for a year and a half until about 1974
  • Attended North American Baptist College in Edmonton, Alberta for two years until 1976
  • Worked for CFQC radio and television and CFMC radio for about 8 months
  • Married Marjorie Dyck in December 1977
  • Worked for CJLH/CFAC Television in Lethbridge , Alberta in News and Promotion Management until 1979
  • Graduated from North American Baptist College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts, Religion
  • Graduated from Wheaton College Graduate School with a Master of Arts in Communications in 1985
  • Taught at Kearney State College until 1987 and was Operations Manager of KSCV radio
  • Taught at Judson College until 1991 and was General Manager of WJUD radio
  • Attended Southern Illinois University at Carbondale as a doctoral candidate until 1995
  • Taught at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia until 1999
  • Taught at Nyack College in Nyack, New York until 2001 and was General Manager of WNYK radio
  • Graduated Southern Illinois University with a PhD in Journalism in 2003
  • Taught at William Paterson University of New Jersey in Wayne, NJ until 2007 and was General Manager/Associate Director of WPSC radio
  • Retired to Vermont in 2007.
  • Began writing The Chechen’s Revenge in 2011.
  • Published the Chechen’s Revenge as an E-Book in 2013
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    • Thanks for checking in on me. Sorry to take so long responding, but here is a few words about my process. I do not use an outline so I understand how you might have difficulty. Writing is not always an easy task. For myself, I spend a lot of time just thinking about my storyline and my characters. When I do sit down I review a chapter or two of what I have previously written. I sometimes start at the very beginning and read carefully to find anything that might not make sense. I correct and amend and revise as I read this way. That helps put the whole of the previous effort back into perspective. When I get to where I’ve left off I am then usually able to pick up the story line and move it forward, sometimes adding a new character as needed, or begin a sub plot or some added minor themes to make the storyline challenge the reader somewhat. As to losing 10-15 minutes each sitting, I’d say that’s not to bad. I sometimes sit longer than that trying to get the creative juices flowing. If it takes longer than that I get up do a bit of a walk around, get coffee or tea and sit down to try again. Keep on plugging away. Good luck. Regards
      Ron Stotyn, PhD

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