Ron Mitchell is a freelance writer and author who lives most of the time in Phoenix, Arizona. He has published travel articles, profiles and essays in Arizona HighwaysColumbiaHeartlandsThe Arizona RepublicMC-Squared, Go World Travel, and GoNOMAD.com. His novel, Broken Collar is now available.
He earned a B.S. in psychology from Kent State University and an M.S. in education from the University of Dayton. He retired from the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department in Phoenix, Arizona as a supervisor. During that time he developed a program that expedited the court process, which he had presented  at numerous national conferences.

Ron served as a Defensive Tactics Instructor for the Superior Court, where he trained Peace Officers throughout the State of Arizona. He has also trained amateur boxers who have progressed to sanctioned competitions.      
He and his wife love to travel. They have visited at least 70 countries and all seven continents. His travel blog describes ventures from genuine Voodoo ceremonies in West Africa, to road trips to Alaska. Visit at: www.ronmitchelladventure.com.

Ron also rides a motorcycle and has toured most of the Western United States over the past twenty-five years, spending his honeymoon with his angel wife in Sturgis, ND, at the 1994 rally.
His novel Broken Collar delves into the psyche of a Catholic priest who struggles with celibacy, spirituality and human desires. The setting is inspired by Ron's hometown, the steel mill village of Mingo Junction, Ohio, where the river winds through the Appalachian foothills.

As a third-generation steelworker, Ron spent four years as a front line supervisor for Wheeling Pittsburgh Steel. He also was active in the Catholic Church as a Eucharistic Minister, and team leader for weekend religious retreats...a long time ago. 

To say hello, email him at:  ronmitchell6152@gmail.com