Ron Rozelle

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Ron Rozelle
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Ron Rozelle at the 2012 Texas Book Festival.
Occupation Writer
Residence Lake Jackson, Texas
Nationality United States
Subject Writing

Ron Rozelle is an American author of seven books, including Description & Setting: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Believable World of People, Places, and Events (Writer's Digest Books).

Awards and recognition

Rozelle is the recipient of the Stephen F. Austin Father of Texas Award and the Image Magazine Creative Prize. His memoir, Into That Good Night, was a national finalist for the P.E.N. Prize and the Texas Institute of Letters Carr P. Collins Award and was selected as the second best work of nonfiction in the nation for the year 1998 by the San Antonio Express-News.


Rozelle teaches creative writing on the Texas gulf coast. He has taught writing workshops at numerous conferences and universities, and was twice the memoir teacher at the Newman National Conference at Mississippi College. His articles have appeared in a wide variety of publications, and he was the Barnes & Noble Author of the Month in both the Houston and Dallas markets. He has been a featured author at the Texas Book Festival in Austin and the Texas Folklife Festival in San Antonio. He currently teaches creative writing at Brazoswood High School in Clute, Texas. Rozelle also writes a weekly column in for Brazoria County in the local newspaper, The Facts. He resides in Lake Jackson with his wife and daughters.


  • Into That Good Night (Texas Review Press, 2000)
  • The Windows of Heaven: A Novel of Galveston's Great Storm of 1900 (Texas Review Press, 2000)
  • A Place Apart (Texas Review Press, 2001)
  • Warden: Prison Life and Death From the Inside Out (with Jim Willett, Bright Sky Press 2004)
  • Touching Winter: A Novel in Four Parts (Texas Christian University Press, 2005)
  • Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting: Techniques and Exercises for Crafting a Believable World of People, Places, and Events (Writer's Digest Books, 2005)
  • Sundays With Ron Rozelle (TCU Press, 2009)
  • My Boys and Girls Are in There: The 1937 New London School Explosion (Texas A&M University Press, 2012)

See also


  • Rozelle, Ron (2005). Write Great Fiction: Description & Setting. Cincinnati, OH: Writer's Digest Books. p. About the Author. ISBN 1-58297-327-X. 
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