Ron Bates is a writer, journalist and humor columnist who has produced creative works for a variety of mediums. He began his career as a newspaper reporter in Texas, later becoming an editor and columnist. His frequently funny takes on life caught the attention of Legacy Publishing, which hired him as resident humor-columnist for their three regional-magazines. As a freelance writer, Ron’s works include the children’s story “Arnold Bought a Bug,” and “St. Mary’s and the Art of War,” the true story of how Italian POWs transformed a tiny, Texas church. Ron is the author of the Cranium Comics series “Brawn,” the inspirational play “Flight 1615,” and “Underground Ink,” a collection of humorous poems. An award-winning copywriter, Ron lives and works in Texas.