The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!”
Thursday, December 8, 2pm ET
Listen LIVE at: Here Women Talk
Ron Franscell, Author and Journalist
Over the years, Ron Franscell’s books have earned high praise from bestselling authors such as Ann Rule, John Lescroart, Vincent Bugliosi, C.J. Box, Howard Frank Mosher, and Warren Adler. His writing has been compared to Truman Capote, Robert Olen Butler, Norman McLean, Cormac McCarthy and Charles Frazier. Now, meet the author.
Ron grew up in Wyoming. A lifelong journalist, he worked for newspapers in Wyoming, New Mexico and California’s Bay Area before hitting the road in one of American journalism’s best beats, covering the evolution of the American West as a senior writer for the Denver Post. Shortly after 9/11, he was dispatched by the Post to cover the Middle East during the first few months of the Afghan war. In 2004, he became the managing editor for the Beaumont (TX) Enterprise, where he covered the devastation of Hurricane Rita from inside the storm. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.
His debut novel, ANGEL FIRE, was published by Laughing Owl in 1998, and reprinted by Berkley (Penguin/Putnam) in 2000. His popular mystery, THE DEADLINE, was published in 1999, followed by a sequel, THE OBITUARY. His book reviews and essays are regularly published in many of America’s biggest and best newspapers, such as the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, San Jose Mercury-News, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and others.
Wonderful show and guest… And thanks so much for the plug! Ron is in tune with what’s happening today and wise enough to speak thoughtfully of the “days of old” in journalism. I too, am “that age” to remember Watergate, the Jetsons, Lost in Space, In Cold Blood etc. It was a better world in many ways… in the ways of humanity and integrity versus superficiality. However, cold blooded killers have always been killers, whether it’s the Klutters or the Petits being spoken of.