Ron Larsen is a retired professor of social sciences (Ph.D.), and while he has had both fiction and non-fiction published in various journals over the years, he has been writing poetry for only a few months. In that time he has had twelve poems accepted by such diverse journals as The American Dissident and Westward Quarterly. He and his wife, Patricia, reside in Wytheville, Virginia. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. He especially enjoys writing fables for the entertainment of the grandkids.