Welcome to!  Here you will find everything you need to know about the Gus González mystery series, including a description of the first book, Desert Blood 10PM / 9c.
In addition to the latest news, you’ll also learn a bit about me, follow the book’s progress to publication, read reviews, and find links to other sites of interest.



June 2011
With the rapid rise of social media sites, all updates and news postings will now be created on my Facebook page, which you can find here:


May 1, 2011
Here are a few pics from the Colorado Teen Lit Conference last month.  It was fun to hang out with new fans and fellow writers Rachel Vail and Pete Hautman!

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Teen Lit Conference

January 27, 2011
Author Event!  I’ve been invited to be part of the author panel at this year’s 23rd Colorado Teen Literature Conference in Denver on April 2.  I’ll be joined by bestselling authors Pete Hautman, Rachel Vail, and other local writers for a fun day of celebrating books and reading with teens.  It’d be great to see some of you there!

January 23, 2011
I’ll be heading to Monterey, California the weekend of March 4-6, to participate in the 2011 Big Sur Writing Conference with several bestselling authors and all of the wonderful agents (including my own!) from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

Team Andrea Brown

October 21, 2010
Thanks to the kids of South Park High School (and Lynde’s class!) for a great day of reading fun.  It was great to meet all of you!

South Park HS

August 7, 2010
It’s been a long summer of school and writing.  I’m pleased to announce that I’m hard at work on my latest manuscript, a spooky thriller for middle grade titled “Gaap”.

While my agent helps me get that one ready, I’ll be presenting another class on writing for teenagers at this year’s Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Conference in Denver, Sept 10-12.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers
Caryn Wiseman

March 1, 2010
I’ll be presenting a writing session called “From Query to Beyond” at the annual Pikes Peak Writers Conference here in Colorado Springs.  The fun four-day event runs from April 22-25, 2010.

Presenting with me will be my wonderful agent, Caryn Wiseman from the Andrea Brown Literary Agency in California.

It’d be great to see some of you there!

Author Event!  I’ll be part of a wonderful panel with my pals Robert Spiller and Becca Fitzpatrick at the Englewood Public Library on December 5, 2009, from 1-3 p.m.  If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by and say hi!

November 7, 2009
Don’t forget to check out the return of my brother’s TV s
how, Science of the Movies, on the Discover Science Channel this month.  All new episodes start Thursday, November 12!

And if you’re into movies, video games, or other geeky stuff, do yourself a favor and take a few minutes to view his online program, Heads Up, on the Crave Online website.  It’s hilarious.

Nar Williams

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October 16, 2009  It’s always a great day when a friend and fellow writer releases a new book.  Such was the case when one of the finest people I know, Laura Resau, recently had a launch party for her new novel, The Indigo Notebook.  I drove up to Ft. Collins with my buddy, Kirk Farber, where we met my writing partner, Brandon Meyers, and joined other friends and family for a wonderful time.

October 1, 2009
AuthorFest of the Rockies is always one of my favorite events of the year.  Once again, I got to spend time at Manitou High School with the kids, hang out with friends and other authors, and learn more about the craft of writing!

While Jaguar Night is being shopped to publishers, my new manuscript, Gaap (which I’m collaborating on with my buddy Brandon), was a big hit at this year’s open mic reading.  Spooky stuff.

Below are a couple of snaps from the event at the Cliff House Hotel.  Take a look and join us next year!

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The hilarious and amazing students of Mrs. Wecks’s 2nd block English class!

At the huge author signing with my new friend, Colorado poet Sandra Dorr.

My buddy Jake Landals got a kick out of meeting
ten-year-old bestselling author Alec Greven.

Good friend and fellow-author Kirk Farber talked to a packed house about his new novel, Postcards from a Dead Girl.

July 21, 2009
My buddy, Bob Spiller, and I  taught a class this week on How to Write a Teen Novel.

It was part of the Pikes Peak Writers’ Summer Program, and it sure was a lot of fun!

We invited several local teens to join us in giving tips, tricks, and some unique insight to aspiring YA authors!

July 11, 2009
With Jaguar Night finished and being shopped to publishers, I’m in search of a new project.  My writer buddy, Brandon Meyers, and I headed up to the high country yesterday to talk about some ideas and discuss the details of a neat collaboration.  More on that soon.  In the meantime, Colorado looked as good as ever.  We snapped plenty of pics, which you can see here!


May 31, 2009
It sure has been a busy Spring!  Not only have I been putting the finishing touches on what I hope will be the final revision of the
long-overdue Border Patrol, but I also finished the latest draft of Jaguar Night.  To celebrate, I headed off to Ireland for the Memorial Day weekend with my sister Kelly, her husband Jim, and my son Gabriel.  Take a look here!

March 12, 2009
One of the best parts of being an author is sharing in the great success of other writers.  I’ve been blessed this year to attend many wonderful events featuring authors I admire and consider friends.

Lauren Myracle
Brandon Meyers
Laura Resau

Christopher Moore



Linda Berry
Beth Groundwater
Cricket McRae
Madge Walls

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Author Information
Ronald Cree 

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


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Media Resources

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Nar Williams

Host Nar Williams

My younger brother, Nar Williams, has been quite busy himself these days!  As the hilarious host of the new Science Channel show, Science of the Movies, he keeps us laughing week after week.  Check out the program, as well as his other Internet antics, on the Discover Science website or at


Actor Dave Kirkpatrick

I had a chance to spend some time recently with a buddy of mine, actor Dave Kirkpatrick.

He’s busy keeping the dream alive in Los Angeles.  Stop by his IMDB page to check him out!


A Star in the Desert

Teen actor Rory Culkin checked out Desert Blood 10pm/9c on the set of Chasing 3000 in Palmdale, California, where the book is set.  I wonder if he figured out the mystery!


It’s Not Just for Boys!

Desert Blood 10pm/9c is a page-turning mystery that appeals to girls just as much as it appeals to boys!


Actor Lee Rumohr

Meet actor Lee Rumohr.  Lee is a good friend of mine who has made several impressive appearances in popular television shows like Smallville, Mutant X, and Queer As Folk,
as well as

starring in various movies and theatre productions.

We’ve been working on his website for awhile now, and I’m pleased to announce that it can be viewed at

Be sure to drop us a line and let us know what you think.


The “Other” Desert Blood

In 2001, when I began working on my book, I gave a lot of thought to what its title should be.  After doing some snooping around on the Internet, I settled on a name that no one else was using and incorporated it into my story.  I called it Desert Blood.

Imagine my surprise when, after selling the book to Simon & Schuster in January 2005,
I learned that author Alicia Gaspar de Alba had chosen the exact same title for her new mystery novel!  Luckily, my editor decided to tweak my title just a bit anyway, renaming it Desert Blood 10pm/9c.

I have met Alicia a couple of times now, and we get a kick out of the coincidence.  The Collective Consciousness of the Universe hard at work...

Be sure to stop by Alicia’s site at for more details about her book!

Nathan Marlow

Nathan Marlow

Another of my best buddies has been keeping busy these days.  Nathan Marlow has several exciting movies and projects coming up soon.  Check out the details on his Facebook fan page or on IMDB.


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