After an idyllic childhood in England, college education and a very successful working life as a scientist, corporate manager, and entrepreneur in America, Ronald ‘retired’ to the Bahamas for the next phase of his life as an author. He has published in several genres in the past, including both fiction and non-fiction, but his primary focus going forward is the adventure and romance of historical fiction and sharing his views on individualism in the modern world through existential humanism.
Ronald is goal directed, self-motivated, and a big believer in individual freedom and its requisite companion, personal responsibility. You’ll find these traits expressed throughout his works.
He genuinely enjoys the process of writing and can be totally immersed in whatever world he is creating for hours at a time. But when not at his desk writing, you’ll find him walking the beach, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, sailing, or generally exploring Grand Bahama Island.
Ronald finds the study of history and historical people fascinating and he believes that people are really no different now than they were even thousands of years ago in terms of their motivations, desires, prejudices and biases. Ronald Haines Historical Fiction novels are well researched for historical fact, and through his characters readers will be put inside the heads of the people who there, living it. Ronald is currently working on the sequels to his historical adventure/romance novel, Pirates of the Bahamas, which will continue into a five part series ranging from the golden age of piracy through the American Revolution. The prequel, Love, Lust & Passion: The Real Story of the Pirate Anne Bonny, sets the stage for this series. Researching the lives of Anne Bonny and Mary Read led to the discovery that the well established story of these two women pirates is, in fact, all wrong, and the actual historical chronology can be read here.
This site will mostly be about Ronald’s historical fiction novels, with additional information about previously published works. Information about existential humanism, including blogs and books, is available at www.existentialhumanism.com.
On a personal note, in his non-fiction book, Finding Out Will Change Your Life Forever, Ronald shares the traumatic experience of discovering he had been face blind all of his life and how that knowledge changed the direction of his life, and was a contributing factor to his current status as a writer living in the Bahamas.