Signing the first copy of my first book.

Thank you, Annette Meeuwse, for being the first person to buy my first book ESCAPE VELOCITY. Definitely a collectible. (ESCAPE VELOCITY will be available on-line after the official March 28th book launch).

Annette Meeuwse: “Ron and Alona- best neighbors EVERšŸ˜Š What a great post to wake up to and such a friendly talented family to live next to!! … Aaaaaand probably should have added lol.. obviously I’m a huge fan of your writing Ron!!”

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Novel sell

My novel Typhoon Time was sold to WordFire Press.

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Better communicator, better public speaker.

After been a member of Toastmasters International for over four year, I complied my Advance Communication Gold.


One has to deliver a minimum of 42 speeches to get to this level. I did that, and more.

Now, I have a speaker page at SFWA speaker’s Bureau:
Ron Friedman on SFWA speaker’s Bureau.

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Escape Velocity

My Writers Of The Future Honorable Mention short stories seriesĀ has a launch date: 7:00PM, March 28th, Owls Nest, Calgary.


Toward the end of the twenty first century humanity establishes space colonies throughout the Solar System. A settlement on Titan, a city on Mars and thriving asteroid-belt mining facilities. Then, Earth experiences a global catastrophic collapse. No chance to resupply!

Can the space colonies survive?

-Ten stories

-Eight Honorable Mentions in Writers Of The Future contest

-Six originals

-Four previously published

-One Prix Aurora Awards finalist

-Zero. All engines running. We have lift off… Will humanity reach escape velocity?

Link to the book store event:Ā

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Villains and Conflicts blogpost on File 770

My Villains and Conflicts presentation I delivered at 2016 Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo and When Words Collide festival is now available as a blog post on on the Hugo Awards winning science fiction fan site File 770


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Joshua Pantalleresco interviewed me in his podcast, Just Joshing.

Joshua Pantalleresco podcast, Just Joshing.

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Honorable Mention # 10

Just got an email telling me I received an Honorable Mention in Q4 2016 Writers of the Future Contest.

Great news everyone!!! This is what I’d been waiting for!

Now, that I have a total 10 Honorable Mentions, I can finally proceed with my plan to publish my Honorable Mention anthology. (Release date, February 2017.)

Stay tuned.


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