Summerville, South Carolina

Ronald M. Smith

February 2019

Ronald M. Smith, debuts the release of his new book, The Soul of A Poet scheduled for release February 2019. The author’s goal is two-fold; he wants to share his life with the reader and stress the importance of making sound choices. Ronald M. Smith’s life began in a tragic and violent manner. His mother was violently raped and subsequently found herself pregnant as a result. Her choice to keep her child, even under such horrific circumstances, demonstrated courage and strength.

The author’s mother died when he was two, and he never got the opportunity to know her personally.

“In my mind,” the author writes, “God spoke to her and said, “Ella keep your darling son, and through him, your victory will be won.”

This is Mr. Smith’s way; he masterfully utilizes his gift for rhyme to soothe the soul thereby offering the reader a glimpse into his own.

Inspired By Life

Ronald Marsh Smith is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, and a retired US Army, Master Sergeant. Mr. Smith and his wife Betty have been married for more than 35 years. He is the loving father to three sons Ronald Jr, Raymond Sr. and Ryan.

Mr. Smith has a Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Studies from Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tennessee. He is retired from Federal Government Service where he served more than fifteen years.

Mr. Smith is a motivational speaker and when invited, works with students at Cross High School JROTC, Cross, SC. He has also taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at his church, Trinity Missionary Baptist Church, Goose Creek, SC.

An inspired writer of poetry, in 1996, Mr. Smith was awarded The National Library of Poetry Editor's Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement in Poetry.

Since the age of two, Mr. Smith has overcome many trials in his life. When asked what inspires him to write, he says, “life.”