Ronald Kidd

Ronald Kidd is the author ofthe highly acclaimed Monkey Town: The Summer of the Scopes Trial, as well as On Beale Street. His novels of adventure, comedy, and mystery have received the Children's Choice Award, an Edgar Award nomination, and honors from the American Library Association, the Library of Congress, and the New York Public Library. He is a two-time O'Neill playwright who lives in Nashville, Tennessee.

Books by this Author

Monkey Town
Teddy Roosevelt and the Treasure of Ursa Major
Chasing George Washington
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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Writing is reading turned inside out.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Not being able to write

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Cadfael, Ellis Peters' medieval monk detective

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I apologize too much.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Playing the piano

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