There, he spent an additional year and a half teaching and mentoring Latino youth in West Oakland.
He was employed for six years by the Oakland Athletics Baseball Company and three years with Sega of America. He also worked as a bookseller for two years, and his relationships with bookstores and sellers remain strong to this day.
In 1993, Ronald adopted a thirteen-year-old Latino boy and raised him as a single father.
Ronald began writing Desert Blood 10PM/9C as a class project taught by Anthony and Agatha
Award-winning author Rhys Bowen. Drawing on his relationship with his adopted son, as well as his close friendships with several popular Hollywood actors, Ronald crafted a unique first mystery involving highly successful Latinos in the entertainment industry.