• working on keeping what's left of my sanity.

General details

  • raballard

  • somewhere between now and forever

  • Ramon Ballard (pen name)

  • U of U

  • Male

  • English

In short

  • I was invisible throughout my schooldays (due to my shyness), I had the lonely child's habit of making up stories and holding conversations with imaginary persons. Invisibility has definite advantages, especially when combined with a vivid imagination. I spent my youth on a raft floating down the Mississippi with my friends Tom, Huck, and Jim. I stood next to George and his rag-tag troops in Valley Forge. I chased windmills with Don Quixote. I spent summers in Europe, winters in Alaska. Anywhere my imagination could take me. I created magical, fantasy worlds with magical inhabitants.
    Time does not stand still. Fantasy worlds evolve into mundane, everyday life. As I grew older, my whimsical travels to far off places diminished and my invisibility slowly faded into visibility.
    All foolish realms were forgotten, pushed into the furthest regions of my mind. I grew up, but a small part of my mind, the part stuffed to overflowing with imaginary worlds, refused to get older. I must have a Peter Pan soul.
    Years passed. One failed marriage became two. I found and married my one true love and began my happily ever after. Happiness has certain side effects my creativity yearned to shine. The imaginary world refused to be silenced; they demanded to be heard.

My Favorites: Reading and Writing

  • Fiction: Children's, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Historical Fiction

    Poetry: Romantic / Love

  • Princess Bride and anything written by Ramon Ballard
  • my WIP (for the 3 millionth time)
  • I have a collection of poetry gathering dust on Amazon Kindle
  • Fiction: Children's, Historical Fiction, Literary

    Poetry: Romantic / Love

  • I can think of nobody better than being yourself
  • Brandon Mull, Rick Riordan, Ramon Ballard