Ron’s third Parker Glynn Thriller, Free Surface Effect, was published by Ingram Books in 2017 – following on his second novel, Doppelgänged, and the first in the Parker Glynn Series, Second Strike. He’s also released two short stories featuring Glynn: The Devil You Don’t and Seized Desires – released as e-books and only available here on his website.
Over the last 20 years, Ron has worked as a ghost writer on two national best-selling books and his freelance writing has appeared in several regional publications including Texas Business, Texas Monthly, Jacksonville Magazine, Beson Publications and The Florida Times-Union.
He received his degree from Georgia State University in 1982, and started his writing career as a reporter with CNN Radio in Atlanta – and later joining the Dallas-Fort Worth Business Journal as a reporter and researcher.
He entered the public relations profession in 1986 when he joined the Dallas Chamber of Commerce as a media relations manager. Since that time, he has been a publications editor and media manager for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, served as the Olympic Information Officer for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transportation Authority during the Centennial Olympic Games, served as the spokesman for Jacksonville’s electric authority, JEA, along with Visit Jacksonville, the city’s tourism agency. Whittington also served as a field public information officer for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, periodically assigned to disasters throughout the U.S.
Ron’s career also includes managing three public relations consulting firms he founded – WhittCom, Inc. in Atlanta and Whittington & Associates, LLC, and Whittington PR in Jacksonville, Florida.
His agency work also included London-based Mulberry Marketing and Public Relations, where he served as a senior account representative.
Ron currently works as an account director with Tampa-based PRmediaNow.
Ron was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and also lived in Dallas, Texas for 10 years. He and his family currently reside in Jacksonville Beach, Florida.