Ronald C. Tobin was born in Glendale, Calif., in May of 1961. He is the oldest of four children. He graduated from Canyon High in Anaheim, Calif., in 1979. In 1986 he graduated from Fullerton College with an Associate in Arts degree. In 1989, he graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree, major in history, minor in criminal justice.
Tobin started writing publicly in 1980. From 1981 to 2005 he was the editor and publisher of an internationally circulated small press periodical named The Thought. He has written many opinion pieces, philosophical tracts, short stories and some poetry. In 1995, he moved to Glendale, Ariz., a suburb of Phoenix. In 2007, he met the love of his life, Ann, whom he married on February 2, 2008. He has five children and three grandchildren. He presently lives in Phoenix.
Writing has long been his passion. His first novel, "A Ruby for Victor," was released in June of 2012. This was followed in September of 2018 with "Debts of Blood." Yes, these are vampire novels, but they provide a unique twist, a refreshing take on the genre, along with strong science fiction elements. They are a mix of self-discovery, intrigue, passions, suspense and a commentary on our modern world. Interestingly, these novels grew out of a series of short stories he wrote in 1989-1990 at the urging of a good friend. His writing seeks to make the reader think along with being entertaining. There will be at least eight more novels to come.
Tobin is a proud member of the Arizona Authors Association, Phoenix Writers Club and Society of Southwestern Authors.