Ron Brassfield was born in Detroit, Michigan, in 1956 and currently resides in Tennessee. A visual artist since he first held a pencil at the age of four, an interest first sparked by the Fleischer Studios “Popeye” cartoons, Ron’s enthusiasms as a child ranged from dinosaurs and the US Civil War to comic book super heroes. He started writing short stories around age twelve, learned to play the guitar as a teen, and listens to the Beatles and Radiohead as an adult. In high school he was elected newspaper editor, and won prizes as a short story writer as well as a stage actor. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Art in 1981.
Some of his favorite authors include Henry Miller, Thomas Pynchon, and Steve Erickson. He has also studied the political landscape as a concerned American citizen for more than a quarter century. Ron currently earns his living in an Internet related computer field. His Blue Monday novel was adapted from his original screenplay, written in various versions since early 1994 until it developed into its current novel format. Ron has placed his new screenplay, Tweakman’s Fall, into competitions and plans to novelize this story as well.
Biography provided by the author, May 2002