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Ron Vitale
Young adult fantasy author of the Cinderella's Secret Diaries series.
Interests: music, spirituality, life, science fiction, fantasy, podcasting, podcasts, magic: the gathering, movies, writing, love, god, social media, the beatles
Recent Activity
Yesterday I ran my fourth Philadelphia Broad Street Run which is a 10 mile race through the streets of Philadelphia. I had decided not to run this year because the organizers had made the race a lottery with so many... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2013 at RonVitale
After a long day in which police went door to door searching homes for Dzhokar Tsarnaev, I listened to officials in the Boston area tell the public that they were opening the subway, roads and allowing people back out on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at RonVitale
I attended Social Media Marketing World last week in San Diego and learned a ton of great things. Here are my notes: Monday 4/8/13 Icebreaker questions to help with networking: What are you passionate about?W What is your top bucket... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2013 at RonVitale
I would like to welcome guest blogger Dana Sitar to my blog. Dana is a freelance blogger and author of A Writer’s Bucket List: 99 things to do for inspiration, education, and experience before your writing kicks the bucket. In... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2013 at RonVitale
I attended Social Media Marketing World this week and learned some great tips on how to network better, engage readers and achieve success in your career. If I could sum up all that I've learned into one nice tidbit, I'd... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2013 at RonVitale
Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. I appreciate it!
Toggle Commented Apr 4, 2013 on Being a Father at RonVitale
I've been lucky enough to hear Brian Solis talk at a Vocus conference and spend a few minutes talking with him at a recent meetup in Philadelphia. Anyone who is interested in the future of business no matter if you're... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2013 at RonVitale
I recently attended my first dance--at the age of 42. Yes, you read that right. Trying something new isn't easy and facing a fear from my teenage years is even harder, but I did it and so can you. So how did this all happen? Back in the '80s when I was a teenager, I attended an all-boys Catholic high school. I wasn't a jock or popular and fell in with the geeky crowd. I liked Star Wars, Dungeons & Dragons and astronomy. I did have friends, but none of us had girlfriends. Too afraid to ever go to a dance, I imagined what it might be like and decided that it wouldn't be right for me. Define Your Fear I have always been an introvert and on the Briggs Myers personality test I am an INFJ. Back when I was a teenager, I lived mostly in my head and without easy access to socialize with girls, going to a dance was the last thing on my mind so I always opted out. We didn't have much money and I had no desire to go. I believed that I was unlikeable and that girls would simply pass me by because I was a geek. Instead of putting myself through humiliation, I avoided difficult situations. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at RonVitale
I read Why Jessica Lawlor Gave Up Her Dream of Writing a Novel (For Now) and wanted to share a different perspective. I have reached the mid-career point and thought I would share my experiences as a counterpoint to Jessica's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at RonVitale
I went to see Oz the Great and Powerful today and timing worked out well. I rushed in, grabbed a seat right during the Iron Man 3 trailer was finishing and the movie just started. Perfect timing. However, I did... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2013 at RonVitale
There's a lot of talk about branding being important for writers. But what does this exactly mean? With the publishing world all in a tizzy these days, indie authors struggling to be noticed, and free books flooding the market, what's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2013 at RonVitale
My 6th grade English teacher assigned our class a book report assignment and I remember fondly the book that I chose. I don’t remember my teacher’s name, but I remember the book. Our teacher said that we could pick any... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at RonVitale
Rose, Thanks so much. Its always great to hear stories like yours. Its not easy, but always nice to know that its NOT impossible.
Toggle Commented Feb 11, 2013 on Finding True Love at RonVitale
Gini, Thanks so much for your comment. And I agree: Writing is a lot of hard work. Theres no other way that I know of. Just plan hard work!
This week marks the 18th year that I met my wife and in honor of that I wanted to reflect back and set the record straight answering the question: Does true love exist? But before I can do that, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at RonVitale
Burger Butt is an intresting film that my family and I have created. It is about a fight between a hamburger and a container of soda. As you can tell, I love spending time with my beloved family and creating (interesting) videos. Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at The Funny Family's Website
My wife and I like to agree to disagree on this topic. The secret to writing a novel is fairly straightforward, but many don't like the answer. In order to write and complete a novel, it's necessary to sit one's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2013 at RonVitale
Back in January I decided to start writing the next book in the Cinderella's Secret Diaries series. I promised myself that I would work full-time, keep up with my running, be a good dad and husband and somehow squeeze in... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2013 at RonVitale
There are times when I doubt myself and become frustrated, tired or a combination of all of these things. I am human after all and the life of a writer, especially in today's age, is not glamorious or forgiving. I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at RonVitale
The writing life is a lot different in 2013 than it was in the past. You could sit down at your typewriter (remember those?), work away, send your manuscript off and then your publisher would handle much of your publicity.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2013 at RonVitale
Did you receive a Kindle during the holiday season or are new to using the Kindle app on your iPhone, iPad or Droid? Or maybe you've had a Kindle for some time, but aren't quite sure how to manage your... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2012 at RonVitale
Fellow indie author Mary Pat Hyland asked me to be part of The Next Big Thing Blog Tour. It’s a fun Q&A wander through the web to get to know new authors through their blogs. First of all, thanks again... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at RonVitale
Here is the opening to the book Stolen: Cinderella's Secret Diaries (book 2 in the series. Book 1 is Cinderella's Secret Diary: Lost). I hope you enjoy it: "I stood on the prairie with land stretching as far as I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2012 at RonVitale
I chose to dedicate Stolen, the latest book in my Cinderella's Secret Diaries series, to "all those who have felt lost, abandoned, and unloved." While writing the book, I dug deep into my past and took from the heart, creating... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at RonVitale
I have been a bit preoccupied with Hurricane Sandy over the last week with the storm rushing through my area. We had extremely high winds, lots of rain, but, thankfully, no major damage. Compared to Hurricane Irene's onslaught back in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2012 at RonVitale