Ron Teachworth

Location Rochester Hills, Michigan
Occupation Visual Artist / Writer

Books by Ron Teachworth
  • by Ron Teachworth
    Xlibris Corporation, 2008.
  • About Me


    My life’s work has been in art, film and television. I wrote and directed an independent feature film for Vestron Pictures, Going Back, starring Bruce Campbell. The film did well in the market. I followed up with a children’s book, Two Stones and recently completed a commercial adult novel, Finn’s Promise. I have taught at the high school and university level, and I currently write for a web site where I write reviews of art exhibitions in the Midwest.

    For published work:

    Art Reviews: under the name Ron Scott

    I graduated from Wayne State University with an MA in Painting. I attended London Film School and then started writing for film and educational television. I have been producing art in the Detroit area since 1968, and this includes producing fiction and visual art using a variety of different media. I was born in Detroit, and I have resided, gone to school, and published extensively in Detroit. I have always considered myself part of the Detroit Art Community.

    I wrote a short story and then expanded it into an original screenplay in 1982. Going Back was produced in 1984 as an independent feature film and was immediately pick up by Vestron Pictures in 1985. At the time, I was writing and producing television for public schools and Michigan State University. This became the foundation for the development of my writing skill. In the mid 1990's I wrote a short story, Two Stones that went on to be published in 2004. I have been writing newsletters for county and state organizations for the last ten years, including articles for Zooming In, a Michigan Film magazine.

    As a result of the success of Going Back, I have written a new screenplay, Contest of Speed, a coming of age story that depicts a young man from Detroit and his love for muscle cars. To market the screenplay, I have written a film treatment that summarizes the main plot of the film.

    I see the creating of fiction much in the same way I see creating a painting. There is an idea, development, research, and then execution, revision, editing, and submitting for publication. Often, the subjects for my fiction writing are the same subjects in my visual artwork.


    I have a short story collection: Beyond’s Young Adult short stories cross cultures and take place in settings from North America to Europe. A metaphysical / religious motif binds the collection, and stories are set in times dating back to 1932—when swing dancing was the rage—to a recent state science competition in New Mexico. “Play” deals with a girl’s attempt to mitigate her feelings about violence in the home; in “Callanish Stones”, a young boy is found on a remote beach in Scotland, barely alive; “Finding Edith Allen” centers on a young woman in search of her birth mother; and “Mont. St. Michel” tells the story of a child raised by a Bishop in France. The stories mix male and female protagonists with families and friends, often in school or religious settings.

    Beyond is a collection of 12 stories with a word count around 90,000.

    I recently wrote a young adult novella, The Mound: During the summer between fifth and sixth grade, Ethan Hinsdale wanted to build a tree house in a tree on elevated ground. He didn't expect to find that his choice turned out to be an ancient Native American Mound.

    I have just finished a new novel, An Attraction Beyond Vows. Synopsis: In Florence, Italy, a group of religious students from Detroit have joined an Art Restoration Fellowship at San Marco convent where they will study and restore the frescos of the famous painter Fra Angelico. Two young students in the fellowship, seminarian Finn McNelis and Felician sister Olivia Gianetti, experience an attraction that will test the commitment they made to their Catholic faith. But that is the least of the tests to come. While studying at the convent, their professor becomes embroiled in the controversy about Leonardo da Vinci's lost mural. And during a visit to the convent by Pope John Paul ll, an attempted assassination plot by the secretive Piagnoni unfolds. Finn thwarts the assassination attempt and overcomes his religious commitment to pursue Olivia’s heart.

    I currently write and paint full time.

    Why do you write?

    I live in an interior world based on my experience and reading.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Jim Harrison, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and J.D. Sallinger

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