Ron Jones is a native San Franciscan. He shares his Haight Ashbury home with his wife, grandchildren, and a peaceful garden. He is a graduate of Stanford University masters degree program in education. Upon retirement from the Janet Pomeroy Center, where he taught theater and sports to the physically and mentally disabled for 30 years, he now enjoys writing and performing as a spoken word artist.
As an author he has written about everyday heroes that enrich our life. Three of his stories The Acorn People, The Wave, and B-Ball have been made into television specials garnering an Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody for their producers. A book entitled Kids Called Crazy was nominated for a Pulitzer. And Say Ray the story of a disabled man abducted to Mexico was honored as the American Book of the Year. His classroom experiment in Fascism, The Wave has been produced as a feature film Die Welle and documentary Lesson Plan. The novelized version of The Wave, available through Random House, is printed in 23 languages and required reading in German and Israeli schools. In 2013 Ron completed a musical version of his Wave experience. The Third Wave Musical is available through Dramatic Publishing. Theatric and musical productions of The Wave have been performed in theaters worldwide. For information, play dates, and locations see www.thewavehome.com.
Recently Ron has taken the stage as spoken word artist. Solo shows include Buddha Blues, Say Ray, and When God Winked. Last year he produced his first CD, Soulful Blessing as a unique blend of poetry and jazz. For a listing of Ron’s storytelling videos see www.ronjoneswriter.com.