Ron Rozelle is the author of ten books. He is the recipient of the Katherine Munson Foster Memorial Award and an Honorary Professor of Letters at Alvin College. His first book, a memoir titled Into That Good Night, was the first non-agented property published by New York’s Farrar, Straus, & Giroux in over five years and was a national short list finalist for the P.E.N. Prize and the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award. In addition it was selected as the second-best work of nonfiction in the nation for the year 1998 by the San Antonio Express-News. Mr. Rozelle has been a featured author at the Texas Book Festival in Austin and the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. In 2007 he was inducted into the Texas Institute of Letters. Mr. Rozelle graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B. A. in English and a minor in Political Science. He was selected as the Distinguished Secondary Educator of the Year in 2017. His Wordsmithing 101 classes have been popular writing workshops for many participants.