Ron J. Jackson

Ron J. Jackson, Jr. is an award-winning journalist and author whose professional writing career spans 27 years. He spent the first 10 years of his career as a sports writer for The Reporter newspaper in his hometown of Vacaville, Calif., where he covered everything from Major League Baseball to the National Football League to world-championship boxing. Today, Jackson enjoys researching and chronicling the American West and is a member of the Western Writers of America. He has authored six books to date, including Alamo Legacy: Alamo Descendants Remember The Alamo (Austin, Texas: Eakin Press, 1997), Blood Prairie: Perilous Adventures On The Oklahoma Frontier (Waco, Texas: Eakin Press, 2007) and Alamo Survivors (Waco, Texas: Nortex Press, 2010). Jackson is presently writing a memoir about his 14 years as a roving state reporter for The Oklahoman newspaper. The book is tentatively titled Last Of My Kind.

Baylor’s Bat

Sunsets come and go in life, sometimes in the blink of an eye, until they blur into years. Now 45, I routinely find myself taking inventory of those years. I think – often strain – to remember the details of […]