Synopses & Reviews
"I keep returning to these stories… with renewed appreciation for their stylistic diversity and, most importantly, their compassionate examinations of what it means to be human. Your characters, regardless of their circumstances, have something to show us about who we are.”
W.E. Butts New Hampshire Poet Laureate 2009-2013
“I was truly impressed and delighted with your collection of short stories. The range was most impressive. To be frank I was astonished, moved, and surprised… terrific.”
Editorial Director, VP
William Morrow 1983 – 2000
What strange guests are these? A boy with the ability to lead the dead. A girl who can hear her dog’s thoughts. A badger returning a little lost boy. A woman who turns out not to be a woman at all. From a farm in the Deep South to the Erie Lackawanna train Station in Summit, New Jersey, the tales in “Hey This is it, I’m Going to Die” are written with an ear for pitch and an eye for the mundane. Welcome to the oddly bent world of Ron Heacock where the horrifying and the sublime captivate.
About the Author
Ron Heacock lives with his wife, Karen Walasek, and her loyal service dog, Finn. They split their time between the farm, HillHouse Writer’s Retreat, in the hills of southern Tennessee and their home in the city of Portland, Oregon. Ron spent many years as a performing songwriter and has shared the stage with such notable artists as Alan Ginsberg and Pete Seeger. His work has been published in Connotation, PaperTape, The LIMN Literary & Arts Journal, Cease Cows, The Elohi Gadugi Journal, Far Enough East, and The Pitkin Review. He has his BA and MFA in creative writing from Goddard College.