I write stories, essays, and novels. Here are some updates:
In the summer of 2012, I traveled through 40 states to perform my one-man show in 60 cities in the U.S. to promote my latest book, From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story -- a memoir about how my then-girlfriend (now wife) and I bought condemned property, a former fraternity house, and brought it back to its original Victorian splendor when we knew nothing about fixing up houses.
You can read my blog about my road trip here.
And check out the big old house we rehabbed here.
Here's my funny video trailer for the book.
In 2008, I took a leave to direct the Marshall Island Story Project in Micronesia, a program that helps Marshallese college students learn how to gather stories from their elders and post those stories on a dedicate website, which the students have learned to build. This project is nearly complete. You can see it here
Currently, I am writing a book about this experience called In Search of the Island Story Tellers
For my blog from Micronesia and other places, go to my main Web site at ronaldtanner.com.
Here is a copy of my CV in pdf.