Ronald Paul Speakes is a writer and pursuer of intellectual excitement. He currently lives with his wife, Donna (therefore far from a lonely existence), in suburban Washington, DC. He did his graduate studies in philosophy and political theory at Georgetown University. Besides writing, he has been an educator and a humanitarian relief responder to such disasters as 9/11 World Trade Center and Hurricane Katrina. Born in a town overlooking the beautiful shore of Lake Michigan, he has lived in a range of places, to include Italy and the Pacific Islands, and traveled extensively. However, the author understands that all places used in a novel are fictionally created for the fertile mind of the reader.
A deafening blast shatters the evening calm of Washington, DC. Beginning with this bomb placed in the sculpture garden of the national museum of contemporary art, the philanthropist Richard Palgrave finds he is involved in a threat to destroy the entire museum and everyone within it ‘before the next moon.’ Palgrave and his extraordinary Buddhist-monk colleagues, along with the director of the museum, follow leads to France, Syria and Iraq (and a possible location of the Garden of Eden) to try to stop the threat ... Read More >
An eccentric young man comes of age in Michigan during the time of the Vietnam War. Thomas Tarakhanov Teniers, known as Tati, the grandson of a Russian immigrant and an American Episcopal minister, faces a war fought in a distant land. It was a time for Tati to try to be rebelliously different in a time of rebellion, to change in his own way in a time of change, to find a way to fight for human rights in a time of civil rights protests, ... Read More >