About Ronald McGuire

An exceptionally long 3rd-person bio.

Ronald McGuire is a novelist, essayist, scriptwriter, and journalist. His work has appeared in Flash Fiction Magazine, The Dillydoun Review, Drunk Monkeys, The Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, the Queer as Hell! horror anthology, Screen Door Review, Cinnabar Moth Literary Collections, Winning Writers, and on CNN.com. Since he began writing full time in 2020, Ronald has been a finalist in the ScreenCraft Cinematic Short Story Competition (2022), The Launch Pad Prose Competition (2020, 2021), The TSL Free Screenplay Competition (2020), and was short-listed (Top 20) for the Bibliophone 1000 Words Heard Competition (2021). 

He has also received an Honorable Mention from the Tom Howard/John H. Reid Fiction & Essay Contest 2022 and a top-ten placement in the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story Competition (publication Sep/Oct 2024). His debut science fiction novel “Beyond Tomorrow’s Sun” will be published December 2024 by Cinnabar Moth Publishing.

Ronald holds degrees in Comparative Literature and Journalism from the University of Georgia, where he studied under the exiled South African antiapartheid activist and author Mbulelo Vizikhungo Mzamane and the accomplished scriptwriter Howard Berk. He lives in Massachusetts with his partner and their rescue dog Henry.

Ronald is also a veteran of the media industry. He’s an experienced leader, innovator, and collaborator, with a history of successful process improvement and design, revenue enhancement, system integration, vendor management, and software development.

Ronald enjoys time with family, beaches, mountains, rescue dogs, cold beer, hearty meals, and talking about himself in the third person.