Interview with Author Ronnie Ashmore


Welcome Readers to another installment of our author interview series. Today we have the pleasure of chatting with Ronnie Ashmore, author of Western Novel and Crime Fiction.

JMR-Welcome to the Books Delight, Ronnie. Tell our readers where you live, what you do for fun and what does the perfect day look like?

RA- I live in Stephenville, Texas. Fun for me is either travelling, playing golf, or just hanging out and smoking a good cigar.

JMR-What’s your favorite historical time period? Why?

RA- I have a deep passion for the 19th Century, the old west era, and I think it's because I like the history of that time period and the people that lived in that world.

JMR-Who is your favorite historical figure? Why? If you could ask them one question, what would it be?

RA-Way too many to consider, but off the top of my head I would say Bill Hickok. His life fascinates me because it is hard to separate fact from fiction. Often he was the one telling the lies. My question would be, "Why didn't you just go home to your wife?"

JMR- How did you come to be a writer of historical fiction?

RA-Well, I don't consider myself a historical fiction writer, I consider myself a western and a crime writer. While i do include and am respectful and truthful with the factsh, my people aren't tied down to those facts.

JMR- Western Fiction is a subgenre of Historical Fiction. Other than setting, what are key elements that set it apart from standard HisFic.

RA-Historical fiction, at least to me, others may disagree, is the historical parts dictate the fictional parts. The people are bound to follow the historical trail with no deviations from the facts. Westerns have the history, location, settings, and such, but the people are still free to move within those boundaries to tell a story.

JMR- It’s still possible to find faint traces of the old West. Have you visited any locations that gave you inspiration for settings in your books?

RA-Most of my stories are set in Texas. So, I am familiar with some of the places I write about. Other places are fictional towns wholly made up.

JMR- Ronnie, tell us about your new book, Lawman: A Jim Long Western.

RA-It is the 2nd book in a series about Jim Long. A man who returns to his Leon River area home and finds things to be different than he expected. Lawman is Long being the law for his town and what he must do to protect the people, whether he wants to or not.

JMR-What projects do you have in the pipeline?

RA-I always have something working, whether it be a western or a crime mystery, which I enjoy writing about too.

JMR- Tell our readers how to find you on social media and the web.

RA-I'm on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. ronnieashmorebooks. also, email me at I always love to hear from and interact with other folks.

JMR- What question were you hoping I’d ask but didn’t?

RA-Nothing. I appreciate the chance to do this and thank you for letting me take part.

JMR- Thank you, Ronnie, for stopping by. Your books look really great! Readers, I’ve included a link to Ronnie’s books below. Please be sure to check them out.



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