January - August, 2008


August 22, 2008
My newest manuscript, a thriller titled Jaguar Night, won first place in the Young Adult category at this year’s Pikes Peak Writers competition!  The book is the first in a trilogy about the Mayan Prophecy of 2012 and is currently in the hands of my agent.  Stay tuned for details!

Pikes Peak Writers Competition

July 4, 2008
Nothing beats a summertime road trip to visit family on the 4th of July.  Gabi and I packed up the car and headed east to Ohio, stopping along the way to see great sights like the Arch of St. Louis and the (flooded) town of Hannibal, MO.

May 19, 2008
The new Stephenie Meyer book, The Host, is out.  I connected with my buddies Amy, Carol, and YA author Alane Ferguson and drove up to Denver to get my copy signed.

The crowd consisted of nearly 1000 screaming fans.  It was great to hear Stephenie talk about her amazing (and continuing) success!

Stephenie Meyer Event

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May 14, 2008
I headed up to Denver tonight to attend a booksigning event of my friend, Lauren Myracle.  Together with fellow authors Sarah Mlynowski and E. Lockhart, she’s written a wonderful new novel titled How to be Bad.

The signing was a lot of fun and gave us a chance to catch up!

Check out the book here!

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April 27, 2008
I spent the weekend attending the terrific Pikes Peak Writers Conference, where I was able to hang out with plenty of friends and make plenty more!

Here are my buddies Bryan, Brandon, Becky Cornwell, Alane Ferguson, and Carol.

Alane is the author of the amazing Cameryn Mahoney mysteries.

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Milpitas Library Signing

March 27, 2008
The signing at the Milpitas Library went great!  It was fun to meet with the librarians and talk to some of the kids...many of whom had read the book!  Yay!

Pictured here are librarians Don and Laurie, along with one young fan and his mother.

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March 15, 2008
I’ll be returning to California this week to visit family and friends for Easter.  While there, I’ll be doing a signing and reading at the Milpitas Public Library in beautiful Santa Clara county.  If you live in the area, be sure to come by!

February 22, 2008
One of the open critique groups here in Colorado Springs has invited me to be this month’s moderator.  Here’s the official announcement:

What do publishers want?  Ronald Cree has it!  Meet him at Open Critique!
I've gone through the most recent edition of Writers Market several times now, and do you know what I've noticed? Almost every publisher says they want multicultural writing.

What is Ronald Cree writing?
Mysteries about 14-year-old Gus Gonzalez--a Latino youth living in Southern California. The first book in the series is Desert Blood 10PM/9C.

Want to pick Ronald's brain? Come join us at Open Critique. This
month we meet on Wednesday the 27th, from 6:30-9pm. To RSVP or ask any questions, contact me at Remember that spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now!

February 20, 2008
I took a few days off and traveled down to Florida to visit with my good friend, Hans Christianson, who is preparing for his role as The Terminator at Universal Studios this spring.  While there, we had a chance to visit the park and check things out firsthand.

We also hit up Busch Gardens in Tampa for some thrill rides!  See our pictures here.

January 22, 2008
I just returned from a fun weekend in San Antonio, Texas, where I was able to see my good friend John Longoria rock a nightclub as the lead singer of Casetta.  He was, as usual, awesome.

San Antonio was as beautiful as ever, and it was nice to be back, spending time with friends and visiting the city’s sensational landmarks, like the Alamo, Mi Tierra Restaurant, and the Riverwalk!



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Author Information
Ronald Cree 

Book Information
Simon Pulse
March 2006
Trade Paperback
320 pages  $7.99
ISBN:  1-4169-1156-1


Media Resources

Author biography with photograph.  ZIP file contains a single sheet PDF version and single sheet Microsoft Word version.

Desert Blood 10pm / 9c
Full-color Cover Art.
JPG  300dpi  5.5” x 8.25”

Author Photo
Black & White Art.
JPG  350dpi  4” x 6”

Author Photo
Color Art.
JPG  350dpi  4” x 6”

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