Ron York to appear at Parnassus Books!

Ron will conduct an Author Talk and Book Launch for The Peeper Trilogy at Parnassus Books on Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm Central Time. Learn More

Ron York honored with new finalist award for Secrets Unkept!


Ron York honored with two new awards from National Indie Excellence!


SONGS FROM AN IMPERFECT LIFE is a finalist in the 13th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for LGBTQ Non-fiction.

THE ONE-UP GAME is a finalist in the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards for LGBTQ Fiction

Ron York to appear at Parnassus Books!

Ron will conduct an Author Talk and Book Launch for The One-Up Game at Parnassus Books on February 16, 2020 Nashville at 2:00pm.


Ron York honored with two new awards from Beverly Hills Book Awards!


The 8th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards gave Kept in the Dark this year’s award for memoir.

The LGBTQ fiction award went to Nathaniel & the Midnight Movers!

Ron York at Parnassus Books!

Watch Ron York speak to a crowd of fans in a recent talk at Parnassus!

Ron’s newest book, Nathaniel, is set to be be released!

The official book launch will once again be at Parnassus Books. The date is Sunday, March 10th at 2:00. See you there!
Learn more about the book here

Ron York honored with two awards from Beverly Hills Book Awards!

Ron was recently honored by the 7th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards. One for LGBT non-fiction and one for memoir!


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Ron York to speak at Southern Festival of Books

Ron will be a featured author at the 30th Annual Southern Festival of Books Oct. 12-14 and will be speaking on Friday, October 12th at noon in the Commons Room of the Downtown Nashville Public Library.

The Festival annually welcomes more than 200 authors from throughout the nation and in every genre for readings, panel discussions and book signings. Book lovers have the opportunity to hear from and meet some of America’s foremost writers in fiction, history, mystery, food, biography, travel, poetry and children’s literature among others.

Ron York on author podcast

Ron recently shared more insights about his newest release, Songs from an Imperfect Life! Listen to the podcast:

Ron York interviewed about latest book

Ron was recently interviewed by WMAP (World’s Most Amazing People) radio host, KC about his newest release, Songs from an Imperfect Life! Listen to the interview:

Ron York to host new book signing

Ron will be speaking on the release of his latest book, Songs from an Imperfect Life at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. Here are the details:

Sunday, March 18th @ 2:00 PM
Parnassus Books
Hillsboro Plaza Shopping Center
3900 Hillsboro Pike #14
Nashville, TN  37215

Ron York Selected As Featured Author

Ron will be a featured author at the Southern Festival of Books in Nashville, TN on Oct. 13th-15th and will be speaking Oct. 13th at 1:00 pm at the Nashville Public Library.

Learn More About Southern Festival of Books

“Kept in the Dark” achieves bestseller status!

J. Ronald M. York’s memoir Kept in the Dark reached the Nashville bestseller list in The Tennessean as reported by Parnassus Books! The book’s Parnassus launch event brought out a standing-room-only, crowd, and Ron even performed some of the music that inspired his writing process!

Ron York in the media

J. Ronald M. York has has been featured in several writeups:

Nashville Bookworm Review

BookSpin Review

University Echo Review Review

Ron York is one of those rare authors who not only share with you a story, but invite you along for the journey. Reading Kept in the Dark was an experience I found as intriguing as it was suspenseful, exciting as it was contemplative and through it all the only thing I was longing for, was more.

–Jeremy Rochford, Tedx Speaker and author of The Gospel According to Chubby

York's engaging narrative neither glosses over his father's unspeakable crime, nor condemns him for it. Rather, he attempts to piece together his father's character along with the journey that his mother was forced to take in order to protect him and to keep their family intact. As the reader, you will be drawn to her tenacity, strength and unconditional love.

–Carol Rhodes Poston, Adjunct Professor of Music, Belmont University

After Bob and Joyce York’s intriguing journey, their son Ron’s courage to share his own will empower others to face theirs. This is a story of finding hope and freedom from the secrets, silence, and shame of the past.

–Rodger Dinwiddie, CEO STARS Nashville



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